The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM and STEM education disciplines who demonstrate the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers. Selection of fellows is based on intellectual merit and broader impacts.

The application deadline for the 2024-2025 competition has passed. Here is a link to the 2023 NSF GRFP Solicitation:

Eligibility: Use the NSF GRFP Eligibility questionnaire to determine if you may apply next year.


UGA Graduate School NSF GRFP Information Session for Fall 2024 Applications

The Graduate School will host an information session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for first-year graduate students only.

The session will be held Monday, April 15, 3-4pm in room B118 in the Davison Life Sciences building. Attendance is limited to the earliest 32 first-year graduate students to sign up.

Students may register for the session by emailing For more information on the GRFP including eligibility criteria, please visit this NSF GRFP website.
Please contact with questions regarding the NSF GRFP.


UGA GRFP Applicant Incentive Award:

UGA graduate student GRFP applicants may be eligible for an award of up to $250 reimbursement for research or professional development-related expenses.

To be considered, students must:

  1. participate in one of the September and/or October in-person workshops;
  2. submit a completed application to NSF GRFP by the deadline; AND
  3.  submit a completed UGA GRFP Applicant Incentive Award form with dossier by the deadline.

All above requirements will be verified, and funds will be awarded until depleted. Eligible students were notified in October 2023. The grant must be used between November 2023 and June 2024.


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