National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Overview

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) awards three-year fellowships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. There are awards for women in engineering, awards for women in computer information science and graduate fellowships. This fellowship carries a stipend of $34,000 per year plus tuition waivers and fees for three years. Applications are available online and part one of the application is due in early October.

Candidates must have research experience. All NSF GRFP applications are evaluated using NSF’s two merit review criteria: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. In order to present a competitive application, you must address both merit review criteria thoroughly. The Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement and the Graduate Research Statement should both reflect these criteria.

Deadline

Various dates based on discipline throughout October each year. Consult the program solicitation on the NSF website.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.
  • Be a graduating senior if an undergraduate student, or in their first or second year of study if a graduate student (Please note: graduate students can only apply once). 
  • Intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD program in a GRFP-supported field.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a U.S. campus, by fall following selection.

How to Apply

Apply using the Research.gov portal.

Campus Liaison

Additional Resources

Past Award Recipients and Honorees

Year

 

 

 

Name

 

 

 

Award

 

 

 

2022

Riley Bray Blasiak

Grant Robert Hecht

Isys Johnson

Anoop Joseph Kiran

Austin D. Marga

Recipients
2022

Zacchariah Apolito

Evan Chugh

Kimberly Louisor

Honorable Mentions
2021

Kyle Hunt

Makayla Roma

Hannah Seppala

Recipients
2021

Liam Christie

Dennis Fedorishin

Isabelle Linares

Honorable Mentions

2020

Nicholas Bartelo
Jonathan Bessette
Ian DesJardin
Chris Gnam
Joshua Hazelnis
Grant Iraci
Zachary Kralles

Recipients

2020

Payton Charlton
Katherine Eaton
Caleb Walcott

Honorable Mentions

2019

Meghan Capeling
Destiny Diaz
Matthew Falcone
Hailie Suk

Recipients

2019

Emily Bonacquisti
Ty Santiago
Izzy Starr
Anthony Taboni

Honorable Mentions

2018

Tyler Barrett
Alex D'Arpino
Anne Fortman
Walker Gosrich
Daniel Matera
Andrew Stewart
Javier Yu

Recipients

2018

Matthew Falcone
Patrick Krohl
Zachary Manzer
Michael Randle
Maria Lopez Ruiz

Honorable Mentions

2017

Allison Cluett
Emma Frieh
Alexandra Hall
Dana Havas
Lauren VanGelder

Recipients

2017

Meghan Capeling
Andrew Harris
Patricia Johnson
Laura LaBarge
Shaunna McLeod
Christopher Reinhardt
Anna Smith

Honorable Mentions

2016

Thomas Effland
Geoffrey Fatin
Ethan Guthman
Dante Iozzo
Andrea Martinez
Kristina Monakhova
Ryan O'Hara
Luke Zakrajsek

Recipients

2016

Alec Cheney
Andrew Harris
Dana Havis
Patricia Johnson
Michelle Karker
Stephanie Kong
Sharon Lin
Kylie Molinaro
Alexandra Van Hall

Honorable Mention

2015

Sean Bearden

Recipient

2015

Alec Cheney
Chris Dundas

Honorable Mention

2014

Karl Barber
Boris Brimkov
Ben Des Soye
Phillip Maffetone (Tucciarone)

Recipients

2014

Alexander Foss
John McGreevy

Honorable Mention

2013

Sourobh Ghosh
William Phillips
Daniel Salem

Recipients

2013

Lauren Stutzman

Finalist

2013

Nikita Butakov
Dylan Conway
John McGreevy
Michael Mercurio
Justin Storms

Honorable Mention

2012

Colin Lea

Recipient

2012

Michael D’Angleo

Honorable Mention

2011

Matthew Cannella
Bradley Darrall
Claire Lochner

Recipients

2011

Erin Jacklin
Daniel Muffoletto
Eleni Petrou

Honorable Mentions

2010

John Amend
Bradley Cheetham
John Coles
Kevin Klubek
Raymond Ptucha

Recipients

2010

Jesse Lovegren
Jordan Matthews
Daniel Muffoletto
John Vinci

Honorable Mentions

2009

Jessica Ball
Michael DiNezza

Recipients

2009

John Amend
Bradley Cheetham
John Coles
Thomas Grant
Bradley Hintze
Aaron Krolikowski
Denise Szafran
John Vinci

Honorable Mentions

2008

Christine Balonek
Kelly Miller
Nicholas Polato
Stacey Pustulka

Recipients

2008

Michelle Kline
Zachary Lochner
Stephanie Manka
Stephen Pfetsch

Honorable Mentions

2007

Michael S. Andrle
Christine Balonek
Mark J. Cianchetti
Chris Wirth

Honorable Mentions

2006

Erich Devendorf
John Dietl
Chris Dolen
Jawaad Sheriff
Robert Spengler

Honorable Mentions

2005

Matthew Watkins

Recipient

2004

David Manns
Lesley Weitz

Recipients

2003

Brooks Bohall
Amy Turner

Recipients

2002

Regina Campbell-Malone
Carla Ng
Brian Tse

Recipients

2001

Xin Hu

Recipient

2000

Stan Bileschi
Alicia Briggs

Recipients

1999

Michael Buice
Adam Fass

Recipients

1998

Bemina Antanacio
Leah Cole
Keith Dalbey

Recipients

1997

Chris Striemer

Recipient

1995

MaryJo Kirisits

Recipient

1994

Paul MacKun

Recipient

1993

Andrew Beers
Matthew Bernhardt
Christopher Koushy
Sumita Mishia

Recipients

1992

Anthony Chou
James Feigenbaum
Jonathan Luntz
Robert Malouf
Paul Van Slooten

Recipients

1991

Geoffrey Burr
Amy Butler
Hanif Khalik

Recipients

1990

Christopher Hornung
James Krok
Ashok Patel
Daina Pupons
Rudolph Rico
Julie Roberts

Recipients

1988

James Bobbett
Joan Carletta
Eric Cockayne
Randi Weinstein

Recipients

1987

Elizabeth Beiring

Recipient

1985

John Assad

Recipient