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Gisele Muller-Parker, (866) 673-4737

Joerg Schlatterer, (866) 673-4737

Susan Brennan, (866) 673-4737

Erick Jones, (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:


Solicitation 15-597

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 purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce ofthe 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)
Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

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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