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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.

Campus Nomination Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, 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 applying in October of 2021 are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.




  • Graduating seniors completing a Bachelor's in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022; 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 Advising Bootcamp

Interested in joining Stony Brook's 2021 NSF GRFP Advising Boot Camp? Contact Jen Green ASAP at

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