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National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program


The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.


October 22, 2018: Geosciences

October 22, 2018: Life Sciences

October 23, 2018: Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 23, 2018: Engineering

October 23, 2018: Materials Research

October 25, 2018: Psychology

October 25, 2018: Social Sciences

October 25, 2018: STEM Education and Learning

October 26, 2018: Chemistry

October 26, 2018: Mathematical Sciences

October 26, 2018: Physics and Astronomy

November 1, 2018: Reference letter deadline


  • U.S. Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident
  • Senior, Recent Graduate, or Graduate Student
  • Must begin or continue in a research-based graduate program in an NSF approved field.

Application Process:
While UT does not facilitate an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship campus selection process, all students are encouraged to make an appointment with ONSF for help and additional resources with the application. Additionally, check the NSF Website for field specific application deadlines. Application requirements also vary by field.

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