The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

  • 3-year annual stipend of $34,000
  • $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees
  • Opportunities for international research and professional development
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Intend to pursue a research-based Master's or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field
    • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study
  • Deadlines: Late October/Early November (determined by discipline)

Villanova Recipients

Student Year School Field
Megan Foley 2018
Northern Arizona University Biology
Thomas Gill 2018
  Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie Taylor Jones 2018
Northwestern University Computer Science and Learning Science
Cara Mathers
North Carolina State University Comprehensive Science
Ashley Arcidiacono (Honorable Mention) 2018
Holly Garrod (Honorable Mention) 2018
Joseph Schaadt (Honorable Mention) 2018
  Chemical Engineering
Erin Peterson
2017 Duke University   Chemistry  
Valerie Bernstein   2017 University of Colorado Astronomy & Astrophysics  
Joseph Schaadt (Honorable Mention) 2017    
Jacob Black
2016 Yale Chemistry
Daniel Paluh 2016 Villanova
Philip Burnham 2014 Cornell Condensed Matter Physics
Katherine Dynarski 2014 UC Davis Biochemistry
Kelly Good 2014 Carnegie Mellon Environmental Engineering