Graduate College Connects GRFP Fellows for 2020-21

This Fall, the Graduate College hosted a “Meet & Greet” via Zoom, in order to help incoming recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) connect with their peers in the currently ‘distanced’ climate. This event was for all of ASU’s GRFP scholars who are “On Tenure” in the 2020-21 academic year.  This year’s cohort of “On Tenure” fellows come from 19 different graduate programs at ASU representing 5 of ASU Colleges. 

Vice Provost and Dean Elizabeth Wentz welcomed the cohort of scholars enforcing that for academic researchers these “loose networks” provide a vital part of each other’s overall success and play an important role in the interdisciplinarity of ASU’s mission. The scholars used this opportunity to hear about each other’s research and share knowledge and best practices between continuing and new fellows as well as ask Graduate College staff about relevant questions related to their funding and GRFP processes.

About the GRF Program and Benefits

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 graduate degrees at accredited United States institutions. 

Recipients of this nationally competitive program enrolled at ASU receive all of the following during their three years “On Tenure”:

  • Full tuition award (resident or non-resident); ASU Graduate College covers charges exceeding the NSF “Cost of Education” allowance
  • All ASU standard student fees and health insurance  provided by ASU Graduate College 
  • $34,000 annual stipend from the National Science Foundation, paid through the Graduate College on a monthly basis
  • $750 in research/educational expenses annually provided by ASU Graduate College

Prospective Applicants

Current and future graduate students interested in applying for this award, are encouraged to attend the upcoming information session on September 4 to learn more. You can also reach out to Joshua Brooks, Program Manager of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships, to learn more about the GRFP advising network he has established.

More information about ASU’s support of prospective and current GRFP scholars can be found at