Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

This fellowship provides three years of support graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

This program is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study.  View detailed guidelines.
How to Apply

Fellowship applications must be submitted electronically using the NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application Module according to the field of study deadline. Thus, applicants must first register as a FastLane user at that Web site. The official transcript(s) is (are) due by the relevant field of study deadline and must be submitted to the GRF Operations Center at the address shown below. For more details, go to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Web site.

GRF Operations Center
Suite T-50
1818 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: 866-673-4737