National Science Foundation (NSF): Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

Deadline: October

Value: three-year annual stipend of $37,000; cost-of-education allowance of $16,000 to institution

Eligibility: Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident; Intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in a GRFP-supported field; Be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall following selection; Be at an early stage in your graduate career; Have completed no more than one academic year of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent); Graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school

Major: Life Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning, Engineering, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Astronomy

Fellowship Type: Graduate

Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office. UNH students are encouraged to enroll in INCO 791 or GRAD 891 in the Fall to receive assistance with their GRFP applications. If you have a schedule conflict, please contact the office at

Website: National Science Foundation (NSF): Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)