The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The program provides up to three years of support, including an annual $34,000 stipend.

The applicant information page ( and the program solicitation ( contain the necessary details.

Applications for Mathematical Sciences topics are due October 28.

The GRFP awards more than 2,000 new fellowships each year. The fraction of these fellowships that go to students doing research in areas supported by the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in 2016 has increased to just over 3.8%.

I encourage the Mathematical Sciences community to inform eligible students about this program and to urge them to apply. This is a great opportunity for the mathematical sciences community. US citizens and permanent residents who are planning to enter graduate school in an NSF-supported discipline next fall, or in the first two years of such a graduate program, or who are returning to graduate school after being out for two or more years, are eligible.


Michael Vogelius
Division Director
Division of Mathematical Sciences