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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 18, 2021 (Monday): Life Sciences

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): Materials Research

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): Psychology

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): Social Sciences

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday): STEM Education and Learning Research

October 21, 2021 (Thursday): Engineering

October 22, 2021 (Friday): Chemistry

October 22, 2021 (Friday): Geosciences

October 22, 2021 (Friday): Mathematical Sciences

October 22, 2021 (Friday): Physics and Astronomy

Withdrawal Deadline

November 15, 2021 (Monday): Application Withdrawal

Reference Submission Deadline

Reference Letters Must be Submitted by October 29, 2021 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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

October 29, 2021 (Friday) 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Submit Reference Letter.

Accessibility Assistance

If you require accessibility assistance to prepare your application, notify GRF Operations Center at least four (4) 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
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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