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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP) NSF Wide Programs

GRFP 2019 Competition Slide Deck for Applicants and Outreach

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports individuals early in their graduate training in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) fields.  A presentation - linked below - can be used for outreach to potential applicants; it has been updated for the 2019 competition.  Please see the GRFP Solicitation (NSF 18-573) for more details on the GRFP program.

You may download the outreach presentation in either PDF format or PPT format.

Name Email Phone Room
Jong-on  Hahm (866) 673-4737   
Christopher  Hill (866) 673-4737   


Solicitation  19-590

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    October 21, 2019

        Life Sciences, Geosciences

    October 22, 2019

        Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research

    October 24, 2019

        Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

    October 25, 2019

        Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy


Fields of Study

FY2020 Deadlines

FY2021 Deadlines

Life Sciences, Geosciences

October 21, 2019 (Monday)

October 19, 2020 (Monday)

Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research

October 22, 2019 (Tuesday)

October 20, 2020 (Tuesday)

Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 24, 2019 (Thursday)

October 22, 2020 (Thursday)

Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

October 25, 2019 (Friday)

October 23, 2020 (Friday)

Reference Letter Submission DEADLINE

November 1, 2019 (Friday)

October 30, 2020 (Friday)


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 full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or 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 or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and 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.


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