August 1, 2023

Considering applying to a federal graduate fellowship such as National Science Foundation GRFP this fall? If yes, we will take you through writing a great application with your engineering peers by focusing specifically on the NSF GRFP application. 

2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for Engineering

What is the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)?

It’s a fellowship that provides tuition and stipends for up to three years of graduate work. It can help students by reducing the need to procure other funding or sustain teaching loads, allowing them to focus on their research, collaborations, outreach, and education. More information about the fellowship and eligibility is available here: The deadline this year for NSF GRFP in engineering disciplines is October 19th, 2023.

Why a peer workshop?

The GRFP can be a challenging and time-consuming application, even for students who might have a strong support network. Our workshop pairs applicants with peers and mentors to learn together and help each other put forward strong applications, making the process easier, and more fun.

What will the free workshop include?

It will consist of two virtual sessions, followed by four in-person sessions in September and October. Each session will include short lectures and panels by researchers with GRFP experience, followed by small group co-working, application mentorship, and feedback. We have attached the syllabus and schedule.

Interested in participating?

Please complete the online application. Note: although we will accept applications through the start of the workshop, we will prioritize applications that are received before August 20th, if space is limited.

Please email questions about the workshop to Ed Habtour (, or Lauren Kuehne (