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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the National Science Foundation 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 is a wonderful source of funding for graduate students – providing awardees with $34,000 annually for three years, as well as additional benefits.  NSF Fellows at the University of Arizona receive full tuition, mandatory fees, student health insurance for the Fellow, and a $500 travel grant during tenured years. For more information, please review the following website:

NSF GRFP changes in eligibility were announced in 2016. Please review them.

UA NSF GRFP Application Support Program

Registrants will receive:

  • Email updates with advice and links.
  • Access to examples of successful applications.
  • Feedback from Graduate Editors on application essays (provided they are submitted by the early internal deadline of September 11 and/or October 9). Instructions for submitting are here.
  • Invitations to information sessions on the fellowship and to writing sessions. Please RSVP to the writing sessions.

Registration for the GRFP Application Support Program is now closed, but we are happy to try to help you in any way possible. Please email us with questions!

Last updated 13 Oct 2017