2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

NSF Accepting Applications for Fellowships

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports research-oriented students in a range of disciplines, such as STEM, psychology, social sciences, and STEM education and learning research during their first three years of graduate school. The award provides $46,000/year (annual stipend of $34,000 plus a cost allowance of $12,000 to the institution), international research and internship opportunities, and more to support future knowledge experts with the potential to contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering. To be eligible, applicants must: be rising seniors (including fourth-year B.S./M.S.) or first- or second-year graduate students; planning a PhD/research-oriented career; a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more details visit GRFP SolicitationOpens in new window

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NSF GRFP Application Overview at CSUF

On September 13, 2017 NSF representatives will be on campus to present two GRFP workshops to provide an overview of the program, tips from recipients and faculty reviewers, and hands-on writing exercises to help eligible students start their application essays. Participants should bring a brief summary of their proposed graduate research.   Please review the NSF GRFP website before attending an application workshop to gain a basic understanding of the program. 

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Session 1:            09:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 2:            10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Additional NSF GRFP Application Support

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects will also be offering applicants additional assistance to prepare their applications.  Attendees will receive access to sample essays, worksheets and supporting materials, and may request one-hour feedback and advising meetings with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects advisors.





NSF GRFP Application Workshop Registration