NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)


The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of 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. 

 Applicants are urged to visit the NSF Web site for more information and guidance about current and emerging themes for the NSF directorates.

Funding Source

National Science Foundation

How to Apply




Award amounts & Award process

When awarded, funds are administered by LPL Business Office. NSF notifies student of award. Award is deposited with the UA Graduate College and administered by Assistant Dean Dorian Voorhees. Contact Pam Streett regarding how to apply award to LPL/PTYS fees.

All awards will be for a maximum of three years usable over a five-year period. The anticipated award date is late March.