National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Funding


The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds graduate and dissertation research in various fields, including archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology, documenting endangered languages, geography and spatial sciences, linguistics, political science, sociology and more. These programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students or identify programs that focus on educational developments such as curricula development, training or retention.


Variable. Some proposals accepted anytime. Investigators should submit a proposal when they believe it is ready for submission.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be graduate students. Other eligibility varies by award.

How to Apply

Apply on individual award pages listed on the NSF Funding Search website.

You must coordinate with UB's Sponsored Project Services (SPS) for this award. We recommend contacting your SPS Representative at least two weeks in advance of the deadline to complete any necessary submission procedures.