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NSF Virtual Session and Available Resources for GRFP

NSF Virtual Session with Vinod Lohani

Division of Graduate Education Program Director

Please join the Division of Research and Economic Development for a virtual session on Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation for Transformative STEM Graduate Education. Dr. Vinod Lohani, Program Director for the Division of Graduate Education at NSF, will discuss two STEM graduate education programs, namely, NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program. The goal of the NRT program is to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The key elements of the NRT program include convergent research and training, inclusive workforce development, and institutional transformation. The IGE program is dedicated to: (i) piloting, testing, and validating innovative approaches to graduate education, and (ii) generating the knowledge required for the customization and implementation of the most successful, transformative approaches. Dr. Lohani will also briefly discuss the programs in the Division of Graduate Education that support the NSF CAREER program.

When: August 17th at 12 pm. (Virtual Event – zoom link and calendar invite will be provided after registration).

Registration: Please complete this google form


Available Resources

The Office of Research Development is offering support to graduate students interested in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. We will be available to answer general questions regarding the solicitation, provide some materials (such as a timeline for students to stay on track while writing the grant), and review proposals before submission.

What is the GRFP: 

GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high-achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers. Applicants must be pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at accredited US institutions.

Link to more information about the GRFP. 

The National Science Foundation is offering support as well for both applicants and reference writers. Check out for the solicitation and information on upcoming webinars. 

Upcoming NSF Events: 

  • Aug. 31, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET (Info for Applicants Webinar 1)
  • Sept. 21, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET (Info for Applicants Webinar 2)
  • Sept. 28, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET (Reading the Fine Points of the GRFP Solicitation Webinar)
  • Oct. 5, 2022 – 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM ET (Info for Reference Writers & Research Mentors)
  • Oct. 6, 2022 – 11 AM to 1 PM ET (Reference Writers Webinar)

Please pass the solicitation along to incoming or current students who may be interested. If you know of students who are already interested in applying and have any questions along the way, please give them Chad’s email address ( so that he can be in touch moving forward.

The GRFP Deadline is approaching quickly, applications are due on a rolling basis from Oct. 17th – Oct. 21st. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we will be in touch with more information about Boise State GRFP resources and programming.