Note This 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 information in the NSF GRFP Program Solicitation, but is not an official determination of an individual's level or eligibility.
Before determining your level, first make sure you are eligible to apply to NSF GRFP. Please see the detailed eligibility requirements in Section IV of the Program Solicitation for full information and eligibility requirements and take the eligibility questionnaire.
Are you now, have you ever been, or by the application deadline will you be enrolled in a graduate (master's or doctoral) or other professional degree-granting program in any field for any length of time?
Are you now, have you ever been, or by the application deadline will you be enrolled in a joint bachelor's / master's degree-granting program in any field for any length of time? Refer to solicitation for Joint Degree criteria.
Are you currently, or by the application deadline, will you be enrolled: 1. as a first year grad student (having completed less than two years in any graduate degree-granting program) 2. as a second year grad student (having completed more than one but less than two years in any graduate degree granting program) 3. not enrolled
Choose one, by the application deadline, I will have completed, in any graduate degree-granting program: 1. one academic year or less* 2. more than one academic year*
*For GRFP, an academic year starts with the Fall Semester / Quarter and finishes with the Summer Semester / Quarter. Any semester / quarter outside of this cycle constitute an additional academic year.
Based on the information provided, you should apply as a Level 1 applicant. Level 1 applicants can apply multiple times. Applicants must be prepared to begin fellowship in the fall semester following award.