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 available on the GRFP website


  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident alien
  • Be in a research-focused master's or Doctor of Philosophy program in engineering
  • Be attending an accredited United States institution
  • Have completed no more than 12 months of full-time* graduate study
    • The "no more than 12 months" limit applies to your entire post-baccalaureate career. If you have completed less than 12 months of your Ph.D. but have previously completed a master's degree, you would be considered to have more than 12 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.

Stay tuned - The next one will be in August. Time, date and location coming soon! 

External Resources for Applicants

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