NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Senior, Entering Graduate, 1 st Year Graduate
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships to individuals selected early in
their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements
in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), or in STEM education. Three years of
support are provided by the program for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or
doctoral degree in STEM or STEM education.
Signature of Program:
Fellowship funding will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12 month
allocations) usable over a five year fellowship period. The institution where a fellow is enrolled
receives up to $46,000 per fellow who uses the support per fellowship year. The GRFP stipend is
currently $34,000 for a 12 month tenure period and the institution receives $12,000 per year.
Amount of Award:
Tuition, a living expense stipend
U.S. Citizens, individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated
potential for significant research achievements in select STEM fields
The Boren Scholarship requires and institutional endorsement.
None. Applicants are encouraged to meet with ONSA the summer prior to the application deadline
(October-November each year)
Area(s) of interest: