August 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Workshop on How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP Application, Sept. 5 and 7

The Ohio University Office of Research hosts a Workshop on “How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP application.”

Two times are offered for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program workshops:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Clippinger 332
  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 6-7:30 pm, Clippinger 332 (repeat session)

Pizza and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to

Who Should Attend

  • Graduating seniors
  • First-year graduate students
  • Second-year graduate students entering or in graduate school
  • Juniors interested in applying next year

Students in the following areas are encouraged to attend:  Chemistry; Computer and Information Science; Engineering; GeoSciences; Life Sciences; Materials Research; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; Psychology (including clinical majors if their project is research-driven)*; Social Sciences*; STEM Education and Learning Research.

*Note:  Clinical psychology majors are now allowed to applied as long as the research is basic research (not patient)-driven.

*Note Social Sciences include: Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Anthropology, Communications; Decision Making and Risk analysis; Economics (except Business Administration); Geography ; History and Philosophy of Science; International Relations; Law and Social Science; Linguistics; Linguistic Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Political Science; Public Policy; Science Policy; Sociology (except Social Work); Urban and Regional Planning Social Sciences.

About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.


  • U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Graduating seniors and first- and second-year graduate students

IMPORTANT:  Effective as of the 2017 competition (Fall 2016 deadlines), 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. An exception is provided for first-year graduate students who applied to the 2016 GRFP competition in Fall 2015; these individuals may apply a second time in Fall 2016, if they are otherwise eligible.

  • Applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate, post-baccalaureate graduate, and professional study by August 1, of the year the application is submitted. Pre-graduate participation in summer activities (e.g., bridge programs, field studies, lab rotations) offered by a graduate program prior to the start of the fall graduate program are not included in this total
  • GRE scores are NOT required.
  • No GPA requirement, but typically above 3.6 (UG).


  • $34,000 annual stipend (plus $12,000 for cost-of-education allowance) for up to three years


Oct. 23, 2017

  • Life Sciences
  • Geosciences

Oct. 24, 2017

  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Science & Engineering
  • Materials Research

Oct. 26, 2017

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • STEM Education & Learning Research

Oct. 27, 2017

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics & Astronomy

Nov. 02, 2017, 5:00 pm: Reference letter deadline

See application materials online.


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