NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Grad. Res. Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
The Division of Graduate Education and the Office of International Science and Engineering announce the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW), a partnership between NSF and international funding agencies that offers NSF Graduate Research Fellows the opportunity to engage in research collaborations with counterparts in partner countries. See details here
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
This program provides educational opportunities for
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 Admnistrative 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)
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Additional Funding Opportunities for the CNS Community
Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)