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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 2017: Geosciences

October 2017: Life Sciences

October 2017: Computer and Information Science and Engineering

October 2017: Engineering

October 2017: Materials Research

October 2017: Psychology

October 2017: Social Sciences

October 2017: STEM Education and Learning

October 2017: Chemistry

October 2017: Mathematical Sciences

October 2017: Physics and Astronomy


  • 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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