Late October-early November depending on field of study
May apply directly. University endorsement is not required.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to approximately 2,000 graduating seniors and first- or second-year graduate students. 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 US institutions. The fellowship fully funds up to three years of graduate school, including educational tuition & fees, as well as a stipend for living expenses.