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The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides support to outstanding early graduate students in science (including social science), technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NSF GRF is a prestigious fellowship that has been awarded since 1952 with the goal of supporting the next generation of “knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.”
Is NSF GRF the Right Fit for You?
What does this fellowship include?
The NSF GRF provides three years of support and includes a stipend for living expenses and funds for tuition and fees. Fellows also have access to special opportunities for professional development and international research.
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GradFund Resources for your NSF GRF Application
NSF GRF Proposal Writing Tutorial
We have developed the NSF GRF tutorial to assist you in the development of a NSF GRF application. Our tutorial is designed to teach you best practices in proposal development, to understand how to navigate the NSF GRF application process, and to help you with the task of writing a competitive application.
Proposal Writing 101
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NSF GRF Proposal Writing Workbook
Once you’ve watched Proposal Writing 101, dive into our extended NSF GRF Proposal Writing Workbook. The workbook will take you step-by-step through the development of a NSF GRF application.
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