NSF Applications for Graduate Research Fellowship Program Now Open

The National Science Foundation just released a solicitation for applications for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for fiscal year 2023. Application deadlines range from October 17-21, 2022, depending on academic discipline. The purpose of the program is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program supports graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM.

The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. For each of the three years of support, NSF provides a $37,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. President Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Request proposed $355.5 million for the program, $59.5 million more than Congress enacted in fiscal year 2022. The House of Representatives has proposed $320 million for the program in fiscal year 2023.