October 2, 2012

TO:         Graduate Faculty
Cc:          Graduate Coordinators and Graduate Staff,  Department Chairs, College Deans, College Associate Deans

FR:          Dr. Henry Frierson

               Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School

RE:         NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program continues to be one of the nation's premier funding awards for graduate students in STEM, social science fields and STEM Education and Learning.

The award includes a $30,000 annual stipend, $12,000 towards tuition and fees, opportunities for international research, professional development, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access.  The funding is for three years over a five year period.

Please encourage your students to apply!

The deadlines for submission to NSF are November 13-19, 2012, depending on the discipline.

Deadlines for the 2013 NSF GRFP: (

All deadlines are at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

November 13, 2012


Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering

Materials Research

November 14, 2012

Mathematical Sciences


Physics and Astronomy

November 16, 2012

Social Sciences


STEM Education and Learning

November 19, 2012

Life Sciences


November 27, 2012

Reference letters for all fields of study

We have compiled these resources to assist you and your student in the NSF GRFP application process:

1.  Powerpoint from NSF, which includes eligible majors/field of study:

2.  Announcement sent to graduate students on

3.  NSF GRFP Proposal Preparation Workshop on Tuesday, October 9.,

with Dr. David Reed, Associate Curator of Mammals and Chair, Department of Natural History, Florida Museum of Natural History Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reitz Union 4th Floor - Matthews Suite

4.  NSF GRFP website with the funding program announcement:

5.  NSF GRFP twitter:

Thank you for sharing this information with your students who might be eligible to apply for this funding.

The Graduate School
University of Florida