Note This eligibility questionnaire is provided as a tool to assist potential applicants for the NSF GRFP. The information contained in this questionnaire is based on the official eligibility information in the NSF GRFP Program Solicitation but is not an official determination of an individual's eligibility.
Are you currently enrolled as a first year doctoral student after completing a joint bachelor's-master's degree the previous semester?
Do you have an interruption of two (2) or more consecutive years immediately preceding the application deadline AND will not be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the application deadline?
Individuals who either previously accepted a NSF GRFP Fellowship offer or did not respond by the response deadline are not eligible
Individuals who do not intend to enroll or be enrolled full-time in a research-based graduate degree program in an eligible Field of Study in STEM or STEM education by Fall of the year after the GRFP deadline are not eligible.
Intent to Enroll
Do you intend to enroll or be enrolled full-time in a research-based graduate degree program in an eligible Field of Study in STEM or STEM education by Fall of the year after the GRFP deadline?
Did you either accept the offer or not respond by the response deadline?
Received an Offer
Were you offered the NSF GRFP Fellowship?
Individuals who previously have applied after ever being enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program are not eligible.
Individuals who have completed more than one academic year in a degree-granting program OR earned a previous master's degree of any kind (including bachelor's-master's degree) OR earned a professional degree are eligible only if: 1. They have had a continuous interruption in graduate study of at least two consecutive years immediately prior to the application deadline; and are not enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program at the application deadline. 2. Are currently enrolled as first-year doctoral students, who have not previously applied as graduate students and enrolled in the doctoral program the semester following award of the joint degree.
You appear to meet the general eligibility requirements to apply for the NSF GRFP. Please see the detailed eligibility requirements in Section IV of the Program Solicitation for full information and eligibility requirements. You may also wish to determine your level with the level questionnaire.
Are you a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident?
Master and Professional Degrees
Have you earned a master's or professional degree in any field or completed more than one academic year in a graduate degree-granting program?
Status During Last Application Attempt
When you previously applied, had you ever been enrolled in a graduate degree granting program?
Have you previously applied to the NSF GRFP?
Individuals who are current NSF employees are not eligible.
Are you a current NSF employee?
Individuals who have earned a doctoral or terminal degree in any field are not eligible.
Applicants must be US citizens, US nationals or permanent residents. Foreign nationals, including those studying in the US on an F1 visa, are not eligible.
Doctoral or Terminal Degree
Have you earned a doctoral or terminal degree in any field?