The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

The 2013 GRFP application is now available.

Applicants who wish to start a new application can do so by clicking the “Begin a Fellowship Application/Register Here” button.

The 2013 NSF GRFP Program Solicitation is now available.

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the 2013 Program Solicitation for the official guidelines for the 2013 competition.

Deadlines for the 2013 NSF GRFP:

All deadlines are at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

November 13, 2012

  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering
  • Materials Research

November 14, 2012

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy

November 16, 2012

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • STEM Education and Learning

November 19, 2012

  • Life Sciences
  • Geosciences

November 27, 2012

  • Reference letters for all fields of study

All application materials are due at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the deadline dates. Material submitted after 8:00 p.m. EST on the deadline dates will not be accepted under any circumstances.