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Graduate Research Fellowship Program


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

The 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) selections for Fellow candidate and Honorable Mention have been announced, and email notifications have been sent to all GRFP applicants. The list of Fellow candidates and Honorable Mention recipients is available at or from the Graduate Research Fellowship Program home page at by selecting the "Award Offers and Honorable Mentions List" link.

All GRFP applicants can view, save, and print their application reviews.

Applicants offered 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships can accept or decline their award offer. The deadline to accept or decline the Fellowship is April 30, 2021. Failure to accept by the April 30 deadline will result in revocation of the award offer.

Selected candidates who accept the Fellowship must also declare fellowship status plans and notify their graduate institutions of their status by April 30, 2021.

The reviews and award offer letters are available to view, save, and print. Email notifications have been sent to all GRFP applicants on how to access the reviews. To access reviews and award letters, log in to GRFP at

The following functions are available:

View/Print Application Reviews
Available: 03/23/2021 07/15/2021
Click "View PDF" to print and save

Accept/Decline Award
Available: 03/23/2021 04/30/2021

After accepting award:
Declare Fellowship Status Plans 2021
Available: 03/23/2021 04/30/2021

View/Print Fellowship Award Offer Letter
No time restriction
Click "View PDF" to print and save

NSF GRFP Competition Results

Award Offers and Honorable Mentions List

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

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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