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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 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 United States institutions. For more information about the NSF-GRFP program, please visit

The Graduate College helps to administer this fellowship program to awarded ASU students. Fellowships begin either in summer or fall based on NSF’s award notification.

About this Award

Application and Eligibility Information

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, you must:

  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master's or Ph.D. program in a GRFP-supported field
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall following selection
  • be at an early stage in your graduate career
  • have completed no more than one academic year of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent)
  • Graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school

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For ASU students interesting in applying, please visit

Award Details for NSF-GRFP recipients

For each "On Tenure" year, GRFP Fellows will receive:

  • $34,000 annual stipend from the National Science Foundation, paid through the Graduate College on a monthly basis.
  • Institutional support:
    1. Graduate resident or graduate nonresident tuition based on residency classification.
    2. ASU student health insurance: registration via MyASU website fall semester will automatically trigger spring’s ASU student health enrollment.
    3. $750 in research/educational expenses if requested; contact us at or 480-965-5873 with questions. Funds can be used for research supplies and/or travel. If you want to purchase supplies, you can submit a request to us and we will process the order for you. If you choose to use the funds for travel, contact Pamela Felix at for assistance.
    4. Summer graduate tuition: registration’s balance due covered up to a total of six graduate-level credits for the summer term.

Recipient Contact

NSF Coordinating Official for ASU - Katrina Roalson, Director, Fiscal Business Services, 480-965-7627,

Important Information

  • Responsible Conduct of Research training is mandatory for all NSF fellows; therefore, please go to the following website and check next training date(s):
  • For fellowship stipends, ASU has no tax reporting or tax withholding responsibilities unless the student is a nonresident for US tax reporting purposes. Please refer to the information for graduate fellowships with regards to income tax considerations.