National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF actively encourages women, persons who are members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

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We strongly encourage all Department of Psychology graduate students to apply for an NSF GRFP in either their first or second year. The University is offering two courses to help with preparation:

- CPSY/PSY 8101-001 Fall 2022 (1 credit): NSF Graduate Fellowship Proposal Writing Seminar. Campbell Hall 140. TuTh 10:00-10:50 a.m. 9/6/22 - 10/27/22. Instructor Stephanie Carlson, faculty member in the Institute of Child Development.

- CLA 8000-002 Fall 2022 (1.5 credits): Topics in Graduate Studies, Introduction to Grant Writing for the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Nicholson Hall 355. Tu 6:45-8:45 p.m. 9/6/22 - 10/24/22. Instructor Christen Opsal. Class number 34301. 

Materials Shared By Previous NSF GRFP Recipients: