The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards fellowships to thousands of students each year. The NSF GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period. PhD students in the Department of Psychology have a long history of being awarded NSF GRFPs.
The purpose of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF 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, and veterans to apply.
NSF GRFP was established to recruit and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to STEM. Thus, NSF especially encourages applications from undergraduate seniors and Bachelor's degree holders interested in pursuing research-based graduate study in STEM. First- and second-year graduate students in eligible STEM fields and degree programs are also encouraged to apply.
The Department of Psychology strongly encourages all of its graduate students to apply for an NSF GRFP in either their first or second year.
To assist with the preparation of these applications, the following two courses are offered each fall semester. Please check the University’s class schedule for details.
- CPSY/PSY 8101-001 (1 credit)
- CLA 8000-002 (1.5 credits)
Application Materials by Previous Recipients