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Division of Graduate Education

Graduate Research Internship Program  (GRIP)

Name Email Phone Room
Erick  Jones 703-292-8694   
Gisele  Muller-Parker 703-292-8694   


Apply to PD 16-7172 in FastLane. (standard Grant Proposal Guide) proposal preparation guidelines apply.)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The new internship initiative described in the GRIP Dear Colleague Letter 16-015 expands opportunities for NSF Graduate Fellows to enhance their professional development by engaging in mission related research experiences with partner agencies across the federal government.  GRIP is open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.  


Research internship opportunities are available through the Partner Agencies listed below in the Related URL section of this webpage. More internship opportunities with additional partner agencies are anticipated in the near future. Please see application details in the Dear Colleague Letter 16-015 and via the individual agency links or emails below.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide


Census - U.S. Census Bureau

DHS - Department of Homeland Security email

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ONR - Office of Naval Research

SI - Smithsonian Institution

USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

AOR Certification form for GRIP


GRFP External Site

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program