The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is a national award program of prestigious fellowships given each year to a select group of master’s and doctoral students in science and engineering fields in recognition of their academic and professional excellence. Students who receive the NSF-GRFP benefit from a generous stipend, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education to which they are accepted.

Oregon State University offers competitive benefits meant to augment and support NSF Fellowships. In addition to the stipend provided by NSF, NSF Graduate Research Fellows who choose OSU as their affiliate graduate institution will receive full tuition and mandatory fee support and subsidized health insurance benefits under OSU's graduate assistant and fellow health insurance plan during their active tenure years. OSU will also reserve a portion of the annual cost of education allowance for the Fellow to use for research expenses.



NSF-GRFP applicant workshop hosted by Graduate School. Please note, these materials were developed in a previous award cycle and may not represent current requirements. Please review the NSF website for up-to-date information.

  • Workshop Slides (PDF)
  • Video Presentation
    • Introduction of NSF-GRFP program, including OSU’s coordinating official: 00:00 to 29:33
    • Interview from former NSF-GRFP reviewer: 29:34 to 1:00:22
    • Panel discussion with current NSF-GRFP fellows at OSU: from 1:00:32 to 1:53:53

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NSF-GRFP Applicant Resources   

For NSF-GRFP reporting requirements, fellow status, large purchases, appointment issues, policy exceptions, academic year tuition:

Nick Fleury, Director of Financial Support
[email protected]

For monthly stipend payments, health insurance premiums, term fees, summer term tuition:

Benny Garcia, Student Account Services
[email protected]

For research allowance balance, index reimbursements, minor purchasing questions:

Sandi Larsen, Grant/Contracts Coordinator
[email protected]