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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF GRFP Awardees

Funding for 3 years of graduate study in research-based master’s and doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and STEM education.

A campus nomination is not required for this award, but prospective applicants should contact External Fellowships Advising about SBU's NSF GRFP Advising Boot Camp, an applicant mentoring program that begins the summer prior to the October application deadlines.

Eligible students (including incoming graduate students!) and alumni planning to apply in October of 2022 are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.




  • Graduating seniors completing a Bachelor's in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023; as well as first and second year graduate students

  • Current grad students may apply only once, during first or second year

  • Graduate applicants who have experienced a career break may be eligible (see solicitation)

  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and STEM education

  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

  • See program solicitation for additional eligibility requirements.


NSF GRFP Summer Boot Camp:

Each summer, Stony Brook offers an intensive boot camp that walks participants through the strategies and guidance on developing a strong application for NSF GRFP from experienced faculty and staff. This program is open to all SBU applicants eligible to apply for the October 2022 deadline, including our new incoming grad students. 

2022 Boot camp starts July 15, 2022, at 2:30pm! 

July & August: Webinars designed to help you craft competitive application essays

August & September: Essay draft review workshops

September & October: Feedback on your essays from our faculty Proposal Development Mentors

Late October: Submission deadlines by field

Sign up for Stony Brook's 2022 NSF GRFP Advising Boot Camp