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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP)  NSF Wide Programs


Name Email Phone Room
Gisele  Muller-Parker info@nsfgrfp.org (866) 673-4737   
Joerg  Schlatterer info@nsfgrfp.org (866) 673-4737   
Susan  Brennan info@nsfgrfp.org (866) 673-4737   
Erick  Jones info@nsfgrfp.org (866) 673-4737   

The Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center is responsible for processing applications and responding to requests for information.  General inquiries regarding the Graduate Research Fellowship Program should be made to:

Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center, telephone: 866-NSF-GRFP, 866-673-4737 (toll-free from the US and Canada) or 202-331-3542 (international). email: info@nsfgrfp.org



Solicitation  15-597

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 26, 2015

Geosciences; Life Sciences

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 27, 2015

Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 29, 2015

Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 30, 2015

Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy


The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.  NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. NSF also encourages undergraduate seniors to apply.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


• FAQs for Applicants

• FAQs for Reference Writers

• FAQs if you are already a Graduate Research Fellow

Administrative Guide for Fellows and Coordinating Officials

FAQs on Administrative Guide for Fellows and Coordinating Officials

• Official NSF web site describing the GRF Program

• Non-NSF website with comprehensive information on how to apply, eligibility, phone numbers and email addresses

• FAQs for Coordinating Officials

• List of Fellows and Honorable Mentions

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)


Additional Funding Opportunities for the CNS Community

Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration


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




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