NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Deadline: October, varies by field of study
Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors, first and second-year doctoral students. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Description: An applicant’s proposed research and graduate study must be in a STEM field. This fellowship provides support exclusively for research-focused graduate students and pays close attention to the research statement of purpose. Benefits include a $34,000 stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education grant to each fellow’s graduate institution.