The Graduate College at the University of Illinois

Fellowship Finder

National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF-GRF)


The NSF-GRF is one of the nation's premiere fellowships for graduate students. Fellowships support students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the sciences, engineering, and social sciences. The three-year fellowship provides a stipend, a cost-of-education allowance, international research opportunities, internships with federal agencies, and access to supercomputing facilities.

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Applications will be evaluated according to NSF's two evaluation criteria: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts.  Applicants should familiarize themselves thoroughly with these two criteria.  To do this, read the Program Solicitation and the Helpful Resources listed below and talk with your advisor and other letter writers. Your essays should address BOTH criteria explicitly.

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Applications are due at 5:00 p.m. local time, as determined by the applicant's mailing address.


GRFP Operations Center
Tel: 866-673-4737

Office of External Fellowships
Graduate College






Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Social Sciences; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; Master's; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Fellowship/Grant; Unrestricted

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