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Graduate Research Fellowship Program


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

GRFP Award Recipients

Award Offers and Honorable Mentions List

Applicant Deadlines

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

October 21, 2019 (Monday): Geosciences

October 21, 2019 (Monday): Life Sciences

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Engineering

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday): Materials Research

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): Psychology

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): Social Sciences

October 24, 2019 (Thursday): STEM Education and Learning

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Chemistry

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Mathematical Sciences

October 25, 2019 (Friday): Physics and Astronomy

Withdrawal Deadline

November 15, 2019 (Friday): Application Withdrawal

Reference Submission Deadline

Reference Letters Must Be Submitted by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 1, 2019 (Friday)

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

November 1, 2019 (Friday): Submit Reference Letter

Accessibility Assistance

If you require accessibility assistance to prepare your application, please notify NSF GRFP well in advance of the deadline dates.

Applicant and Reference Writer Assistance

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
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time (except holidays)
Toll Free: 866-NSF-GRFP (866-673-4737)

Current Fellows and GRFP Officials Assistance

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

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