Are you applying for an NSF GRFP?
In 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal (GRFP) applicants stipends of $34,000 per year for three years. With over 12,000 proposals submitted, this means only 16% of applicants received awards.
By highlighting proposal essentials with step-by-step instructions, our online guide is designed to help you maximize this opportunity.
Undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students are eligible to apply for this prestigious award, which provides three years of research funding and other benefits!
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program spotlights and supports elite graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions
This online and self-paced course will give you:
NSF GRFP Eligibility
To ensure that you are eligible please read over the Program Solicitation Guidelines. If you are a current graduate student you are limited to a one-time submission. Undergraduate seniors and bachelor holders may apply once prior to enrolling in a degree-granting graduate program, this does not count against your one-time submission once you are enrolled in a graduate school!
Effective with the 2020 competition (Fall 2019 deadline), individuals pursuing a master’s degree simultaneously with the bachelor’s degree (joint bachelor’s-master’s degree) will be limited to one application to GRFP; they will not be eligible to apply as a doctoral degree student. Individuals in this category applying in the 2019 competition (Fall 2018 deadline) will have one more opportunity to apply as first-year doctoral students in the 2020 competition.
The GRFP application consists of eight elements:
Taken together, these elements constitute “a holistic plan for graduate education that takes into account individual interest and competencies . . . experiences, attributes, and academic achievements that, when considered in combination, show how the applicant has demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education.This course will focus on helping you prepare the items mentioned in the last two bullets above: your Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals Statement and your Graduate Research Plan Statement.
Upcoming NSF Proposal Deadlines