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Graduate Research Fellowship Program


Welcome to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

iGRFP Applicants: Note that there is a new reference letter submission process and there are important actions that you must take to ensure timely submission. Reference letter writers must now submit reference letters in and must have an NSF account to access the Reference Letter Submission module. Review the detailed advisory for more information.

NSF GRFP Competition Results

Award Offers and Honorable Mentions List

Application Deadlines

Applications Must Be Received by 5:00 p.m. Local Time of applicant's mailing address

October 16, 2023 (Monday): Life Sciences

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday): Materials Research

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday): Psychology

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday): Social Sciences

October 17, 2023 (Tuesday): STEM Education and Learning Research

October 19, 2023 (Thursday): Engineering

October 20, 2023 (Friday): Chemistry

October 20, 2023 (Friday): Geosciences

October 20, 2023 (Friday): Mathematical Sciences

October 20, 2023 (Friday): Physics and Astronomy

Withdrawal Deadline

November 15, 2023 (Wednesday): Application Withdrawal

You can withdraw your application anytime. November 15 is the last date to withdraw your application and not have it count towards the number of times to apply to GRFP.

Reference Letter Submission Deadline

Reference Letters Must be Submitted by October 27, 2023 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME