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Graduate Research Fellowship Program


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

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    Applicant Deadlines

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

    October 19, 2020 (Monday): Life Sciences

    October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering

    October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): Materials Research

    October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): Psychology

    October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): Social Sciences

    October 20, 2020 (Tuesday): STEM Education and Learning

    October 21, 2020 (Wednesday): Engineering

    October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Chemistry

    October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Geosciences

    October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Mathematical Sciences

    October 22, 2020 (Thursday): Physics and Astronomy

    Withdrawal Deadline

    November 15, 2020 (Sunday): Application Withdrawal

    Reference Submission Deadline

    Reference Letters Must Be Submitted by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 30, 2020 (Friday)

    Reference Writers, please note: You will be provided a new login to submit a reference letter.

    October 30, 2020 (Friday): Submit Reference Letter.

    Accessibility Assistance

    If you require accessibility assistance to prepare your application, please notify GRF Operations Center well at least two weeks in advance of the deadline dates

    Applicant and Reference Writer Assistance

    For technical questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532.
    Questions about the Application and Reference Writer Process for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program should be directed to:
    GRF Operations Center
    1818 N Street NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 866-NSF-GRFP (866-673-4737)
    Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

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    If you have TECHNICAL problems accessing your fellowship information or Coordinating Official functions please click here

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