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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Award: Up to $34,000 stipend and up to $12,000 tuition for graduate study and research in science and engineering

Number of awards: 1,600 

Agency deadline: Varies by field of study; usually mid-to-late October. Next deadlines: October 16-20, 2023, 5pm local time (based on mailing address).



  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national
  • Graduating college senior or grad student
  • Intellectual and scientific ability

Additional Resources

2020 UC San Diego NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners

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Apply to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program does not require a UC San Diego endorsement for undergraduate students. It is recommended that students interested in applying, contact Michelle Monroy (contact info below) for advice on applying. To apply, review the scholarship requirements and apply on the website.

NSF Graduate Research Website