National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Fellowship Awards

  • Three years of support
  • $32,000 annual stipend
  • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance
  • International research and professional development activities
  • Additional information can be found at


  • Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident alien
  • Be in a research-focused Master's or Ph.D. program in engineering
  • Be attending an accredited United States institution
  • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time* graduate study
    • The "no more than twelve months" limit applies to your entire post-baccalaureate career. If you have completed less than twelve months of your Ph.D. but have previously completed a Master's degree, you would be considered to have more than twelve months of graduate study.
  • To attend the information session, must be a junior/senior engineering undergraduate interested in graduate school

Information Session Details

Each academic year the college of engineering sponsors an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Session. In addition, there will be a panel of current NSF Fellowship recipients to provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions and learn from their experiences in developing completing the application. Our goal is to provide interested student applicants with the necessary resources and guidance for developing successful application/proposals.

Below are the details for the next scheduled NSF GRFP Seminar. The information session will be offered twice this semester! The same information will be presented on both dates, so attendance is needed for only one of the days.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
7 p.m. - 8:30pm
HRBB 124

Please fill out the RSVP form. Thank you!


Monday September 21, 2015

5:45-7 p.m.
HRBB 124

Please fill out the RSVP form. Thank you!


External Resources for Applicants

The following is a list of external resources (not associated with TAMU) that can assist you in completing your NSF GRFP application.