The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards Fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM or in STEM education. GRFP supports individuals proposing a comprehensive holistic plan for graduate education that takes into account individual interests and competencies. A holistic plan describes the experiences, attributes, and academic achievements that, when considered in combination, show how the applicant has demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education. Thus, an applicant must provide a detailed profile of her or his relevant educational and research experiences and plans for graduate education in such a way as to demonstrate this potential for significant achievements.
Prospective applicants are advised that submission of an application implies their intent to pursue graduate study in a research-based program in STEM or STEM education. All applicants are expected to either be enrolled in a research based master’s or doctoral program or have adequate preparation to begin graduate-level study and research by summer or fall of the year the award is accepted. From the date of Acceptance through Completion or Termination of the Fellowship, applicants accepting the award (Fellows) must be affiliated with a graduate degree-granting institution accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
$34,000 annual stipend; $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution).
Three (3) years.
Rice University's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is offering a presentation and series of supplemental workshops on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Additionally, graduate students can request a consultation with a current GRFP Fellow or a Graduate Fellowship Coach to receive feedback on their GRFP application. Please visit https://graduate.rice.edu/nsfgrfp for more information, or contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding GRFP university-sponsored programs. For additional general information/resources, please also visit https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.