What is the NSF GRFP?
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides fellows with three years of funding, including a living stipend and tuition funds, to support the research phase of their doctoral degree in an eligible field in STEM or Social Sciences.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be:
• US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents
• Enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an eligible research-based graduate degree in Fall 2023
• No more than a 2nd-year grad student as of October 2022
More on eligibility, including re-application and previous graduate study, can be found here.
What help is available?
Drexel provides significant support for students and alumni as they develop GRFP applications:
• Four Application Workshops during the Summer term –register for the first one virtually on June 21 or in person on June 22!
• A Q&A event with Drexel Faculty who have served as reviewers or program directors for GRFP.
• A Campus Merit Review process, in which you can receive feedback on your draft application.
• An online resource site, including an archive of successful proposals and event recordings.
• Assistance procuring your Drexel transcript/enrollment verification at no cost.
Some resources require a log-in; if you do not have Drexel credentials, click “request access” and note your affiliation (BS Physics ’19, incoming Ph.D. student in Psychology).
Who can get help?
All Drexel-affiliated applicants are welcome! This includes current undergraduates applying to any grad program for 2023, undergraduate alumni (even if they’re already a grad student somewhere else!), admitted graduate students who will begin their programs in Fall 2022, and current graduate students.
What about other fellowships?
After GRFP is submitted, we will host an event on how the GRFP application differs from other major federal fellowships applications, and how to present your work for these other audiences.
Why is an Undergraduate Research office managing support resources a Graduate Fellowship?
The mission of Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs (UREP) includes supporting Drexel undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni in pursuing external fellowships. You can learn more at Drexel.edu/fellowships.
How can I get started?
Fill out the GRFP interest form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to apply!
What is the NSF GRFP?