Apply for National Graduate Fellowships

National fellowships are prestigious awards that can pay for your graduate education, expand your professional network, and help launch your career. In addition, you can earn up to $250 in incentive grants from Purdue, simply for applying! Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply below.

Purdue Incentive Grants

As an engineering graduate student, you can earn up to $100 in incentive grants from the Purdue Graduate School when you meet all eligibility requirements and submit proof that you applied for an eligible national fellowship like the NSF, NDSEG, or DOE fellowships. More information about Purdue’s Incentive Grant can be found on the Purdue Graduate School web site.

About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP)

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents only**

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Seniors and first- or second-year graduate students in the STEM disciplines may apply. Benefits include a $34,000 annual stipend for three years and $12,000 for tuition and fees. Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at To register for Graduate School workshops on NSF GRFP application writing, go to Browse Courses.

Visit NSF GRFP FAQs for Applicants