About the Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.


2018 GRFP Results Announced

The awardees and honorable mentions for the 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition have been posted online. For the 2018 competition, NSF received over 12,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. Congratulations to the awardees and honorable mentions, and thank you to everyone who submitted applications this year.

The press release for this announcement can be found at this link.

Email notifications have been sent to all reviewed applicants. If you did not receive a notification, please email info@nsfgrfp.org from the email address you used on y


Prospective applicants must read the Program Solicitation, and apply for the 2019 competition on the FastLane portal.

2019 GRFP application submission period has ended.



In the News

New NSF Funding Opportunity!

INTERN (Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students Supplemental Funding)
NSF has identified improvement of graduate student preparedness for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce as one of its priorities. As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2019.  This funding provides support for non-academic research internships for graduate students for career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy.

NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities and has historically encouraged principal investigators (PIs) to include such activities in research proposals to NSF. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes new commitments and funding opportunities at NSF to ensure graduate students are prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce.
Information on this DCL is available here:  Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)
This internship opportunity is available as a supplement to NSF grants awarded by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Directorate for Engineering (ENG), and Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) within the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  Grantees are encouraged to include NSF Graduate Research Fellows and Honorable Mentions in their proposals.