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September 1, 2019 at 11:15 pm

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshops, Sept. 4, 5

The Ohio University Research Division is hosting a Workshop on “How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP application.”

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Clippinger 332
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Clippinger 332 (repeat session)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 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.

Pizza and Drinks served.

RSVP requested to

 Attention: Students in the following areas 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.

  • Graduating seniors going to graduate school
  • 1st-year graduate students
  • 2nd-year graduate students entering or in graduate school
  • AND juniors interested in applying next year

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.



  • US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Graduating seniors and 1st and 2nd year graduate students
  • Have never earned a doctoral or terminal degree in any field’
  • Have never earned a master’s, professional, or bachelor’s-master’s degree in any field, unless (i) returning to graduate study after an interruption of two (2) or more consecutive years immediately preceding the deadline, and; (ii) are not enrolled in a graduate degree program at the application deadline

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.

  • 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. 21, 2019

  • Life Sciences
  • Geosciences

Oct. 22, 2019

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

Oct. 24, 2019

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • STEM Education & Learning Research

Oct. 25, 2019

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics & Astronomy

November 01, 2019, 5:00 pm ET: Reference letter deadline

Deadline and application pdf.

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