NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM fields.
When do I Apply? Typically, students apply in the senior year of undergraduate and/or in their first year of graduate school.
What do I Receive? Successful applicants receive three years of support for their graduate education and their research. $34,000 annual stipend & $12,000 educational allowance (paid direct to institution).
Who is Eligible?
- U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents
- Early-career: undergrad & graduate students
- Pursuing research-based master’s and/or doctoral degrees (no professional degrees)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or STEM Education
- Full-time enrollment in graduate degree program at accredited, non-profit US institution of higher education
- NO foreign institutions
NSF actively encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.
Where Can I Learn More? A video presentation on details of the program, and the application process, is available and may be downloaded in PDF format
- NSF GRF Homepage: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF
- NSF GRF FAQ: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20114/nsf20114.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
- WVU’s ASPIRE Office – Contact Eric.Myers@mail.wvu.edu (will aid you with application components)