NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2019-2020


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2019-2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to offer the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). NSF Graduate Fellowship program honours outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based masters and PhD degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or STEM education.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports exceptional graduate students from NSF-supported disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who pursue research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Fellows will receive a grant of $34,000 per year over three years and tuition and fees allowance of $12,000.

Level/Field of Study

The NSF Graduate Fellowship 2019 is open to graduate students pursuing research-based masters and PhD degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or STEM education.

Host Nationality

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an agency of the United States Government that supports basic research and education in all areas of non-medical science and engineering fields. The body in charge of the medical aspect is the National Institutes of Health.

Eligible Nationality

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2019 is available for US citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States.

Scholarship Worth

If successful, Fellows of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program will receive an annual grant of $34,000, or $34,000, as well as $12,000 in tuition and tuition fees (paid to the institution).

Also, opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct their own research at an accredited American university they have chosen.


To qualify for this NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2019 program, applicants should please note the basic entry requirements below:

  • Applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.
  • Candidates can apply:
  1. As students or post-graduates who are not enrolled in graduate school and are sufficiently prepared to attend graduate school in the fall, this will begin after their application for membership in the GRFP.
  2. As graduate students who have not completed a postgraduate program in a field of study that has been supported for more than 12 months.
  • Scholarships are awarded to a degree program leading to research-based master’s degree programs and doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or STEM education.
  • Research and graduate studies offered by an individual must be in a STEM field or STEM education.
  • Fellows must enrol in a graduate program in accordance with the relevant subject proposed in their application and complete a Master of Science degree or PhD.

How to Apply

The portal for NSF Graduate Fellowship 2019 is yet to be opened. However, when on, applicants can apply for the scholarship program through the link below:


Supporting Documents:

  • The reference authors designated by the candidate must submit their letters through the FastLane GRFP application module. The requirements for the letter of reference include:
  1. Institutional (or professional) letterhead, if available.
  2. Limit of two (2) pages.
  3. 12 points Times New Roman in the body of the letter.
  4. Name and title of reference author.
  5. Department and institution or organization.
  • The reference letter must be submitted on or before November 1st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) through the link provided:


Application Deadline

Below is the deadline for submission of applications  from the various fields:

  • Life Sciences, Geosciences: October 21, 2019.
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research: October 22, 2019.
  • Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning:  October 24, 2019.
  • Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy: October 25, 2019.

However, the applications should be submitted on or before 5:00 p.m. local time of the applicant’s mailing address.

For more information on the deadlines, you can visit the link below:


Application Link

For more information on the NSF Graduate Fellowship 2019 and its application, interested applicants should click on the link below:



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