The GRFP Module allows applicants to request up to five (5) reference letters and to rank those reference letters in order of preference for review. If more than three reference letters are received, the top three will be considered for the application. Reference writers will be notified by an email of the request to submit a letter of reference on behalf of an applicant. To avoid disqualifying an application, reference writers should take into consideration the Eastern Time (ET) hours of operation of the NSF Help Desk as stated in the notification email. Letter writers will receive a confirmation email after submitting a letter via the GRFP  Module.

Please provide the following information for your references:

  • Names
  • Organizational Affiliations
  • Email Address
  • Indicated rank for each reference letter

Please click the image above or click here for a PDF document containing screenshots of the 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program application.