NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program offers five-year graduate fellowships (including three years of full stipend support) for students in science and engineering fields.

Fellowships are intended for students who have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study. Committees look for strong grade-point average and GRE scores. About 1,000 awards are offered nationwide.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals studying mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, or social sciences, including the history and philosophy of science.

  • Application Deadline: Variable dependent on proposed field of study.
  • Stipend: $32,000 plus tuition and fees, renewable for as many as three years. Fellows may apply for a $1,000 Special International Research Travel Allowance.

Visit the program page to learn more about the application process.