This document has been archived and replaced by NSF 18-573. Applications are due at common application deadline 2016:00 p. The reference writer deadline has changed. Reference letters are due at 5:00 p.
November 15 of the application year. Applications with fewer than two letters will be returned without review. GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. Fall 2016, if they are otherwise eligible. Clarification is provided on which Biomedical fields are eligible and which are ineligible. Fields of Study names have been updated.
Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships per fiscal year under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. 12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year. Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow.
Confirmation of acceptance in a graduate degree program in science or engineering is required at the time of Fellowship acceptance, no later than May 1 of the year the award is accepted. Applicants must self-certify that they are eligible to receive the Fellowship. Those who do not hold United States citizenship, national, or permanent resident status by the application deadline. Those who were previously awarded a Fellowship from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and accepted it. Those who did not accept the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and failed to notify NSF by the published deadline for accepting the Fellowship. Individuals may apply as an undergraduate senior as well as post-baccalaureate, before beginning graduate training.