NSF RFP for Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

TITLE:  Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

NSF 12-599, replaces NSF 11-582


DUE:      13 November  2012  for Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Materials Research

14 November  2012   for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

16 November  2012   for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

19 November  2012   for Life Sciences; Geosciences

AWARD:  2,000 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.  Anticipated Funding Amount: $243,000,000. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five-year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution. Pending the availability of funds in 2013, it is anticipated that the stipend will increase to $32,000, as indicated in NSF’s FY2013 Budget Request to Congress.

SCOPE:  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.   Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow. Applicants must register with Fastlane (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.jsp) prior to submitting an application. Confirmation of acceptance in an NSF-approved graduate degree program is required at the time of Fellowship acceptance, by May 1, 2013.


–  GRF Operations Center,  (866) 673-4737, email: [email protected]

–  Gisele T. Muller-Parker,  (703) 292-8694, email: [email protected]

–  Doris L. Carver,  (703) 292-8694, email: [email protected]

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