NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Resources

MIT is one of the largest recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the country. These prestigious five-year fellowships provide three years of stipend and tuition support for more than 650 graduate students at MIT. Each year, more than 400 fellows are on tenure (active) with support for stipend and tuition shortfalls provided by the Institute. Awards are made to the Institute and unlike most other fellowships, current and prospective graduate students apply directly (not through RAS). Applications for 2024 are due October 16-20.  

If you know students who are applying, please make them aware of the MIT NSF GFRP Newsflash and the guidelines for preparing the GFRP research proposal (including Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit) and personal statement that the School Engineering’s Communication Lab has prepared to assist students in preparing a successful GRFP Proposal.   

Kevin O’Brien, Director of Graduate Fellowships in the Office of Graduate Education manages this large program and serves as the MIT NSF GFRP Coordinating Official, working collaboratively with RAS. Fellowship recipients and administrators will find the NSF@MIT GFRP FAQs helpful. If you can’t find the answer to your question, contact Kevin at grad-fellowships@mit.edu.