National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

General Information

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP) provide support for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides up to three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in the fields of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering.

U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents who are in the early stages of their graduate study are eligible to apply during the senior year of college, prior to or during the first year of graduate school, or prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.  

The GRFP encourages applications from underrepresented groups—including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans—in order to broaden and diversify those participating in science and engineering.


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NSF-GRFP Writing Workshops

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Nine Pitt Students Awarded 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Nine University of Pittsburgh students were awarded a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Seven Pitt students and one alumnus also earned an honorable mention. 

University of Pittsburgh NSF-GRFP Fellows and Honorable Mentions

   Name Year    Notes
Aghjayan, Sarah L 2019 Honorable Mention
Anjum, Sommer 2019 Honorable Mention
Betras, Tiffany Lynn 2019  
Bogetti, Anthony Travis 2019 Honorable Mention
Buettner, Nathanial Robert 2019  
Cassidy, Kevin Christopher 2019 Honorable Mention
Chehade, Nick 2019 Honorable Mention
De Souza, Mattheus 2019 Honorable Mention
Duong, Shirley 2019  
Feldman, Julia Sarah 2019 Honorable Mention
Fontaine, Samantha 2019  
Griego, Charles D. 2019  
Mariscal Olivares, Dulce Maria 2019  
Overholt, Kalon J. 2019  
Palacios-Barrios, Esther Esmeralda 2019  
Schumann, Ethan 2019 Honorable Mention
Shablin, Samantha 2019  
Bankson, Brett Baribault 2018  
Braza, Mary Elizabeth Rouse 2018 Honorable Mention
Coleman, Timothy Stephen 2018 Honorable Mention
Hemler, Sarah 2018  
Herrera, Angelica Janina 2018  
Jantz, Maria Kathleen 2018 Honorable Mention
Liu, Monica Fei 2018  
Rothenhoefer, Kathryn Mae 2018 Honorable Mention
Routzong, Megan 2018  
Ryan, Amy 2018 Honorable Mention
Ackerman, Emily Elizabeth 2017 Honorable Mention
Sutton, Erin Catherine Frances 2017  
Courtney, Taylor Marie 2016  
DuPont, Caitlin Marie 2016 Honorable Mention
Hails, Katherine Adis 2016 Honorable Mention
Stevens, Erica 2016 Honorable Mention
Dziki, Jenna Lynn 2015  
Ferrer, Gerald Dave A 2015  
Forrester, Nicole Jacqueline 2015  
Sombric, Carly Jean 2015