UC Berkeley, UT Austin Lead Publics in NSF Graduate Research Grants

The National Science Foundation has named 2017 grantees for the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NFSGRFP). UC Berkeley and UT Austin led all public universities while MIT and Cornell led private institutions.

Below please see a list of the 50 universities with the most NSFGRFP grants in 2017.

For the 2017 competition, NSF received over 13,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers.

Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin, and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

NSF 2017 top 50 pubpriv.xlsx

NSF Grants 2017Top 50
UC Berkeley64
MIT59
Cornell43
Harvard36
Yale35
UT Austin34
Stanford32
Brown30
Princeton29
Washington27
UC San Diego25
UCLA25
Wisconsin24
North Carolina22
Arizona St21
Columbia21
Florida21
Georgia Tech20
Michigan19
Maryland18
Rice18
Arizona17
Minnesota17
USC17
Caltech16
Chicago16
North Carolina St16
Colorado15
Duke15
Illinois15
Penn15
CUNY14
Ohio St14
Pomona14
UC Davis14
Pitt13
Purdue13
Florida St12
Swarthmore12
Tennessee12
UC Irvine12
Virginia12
Auburn11
Johns Hopkins11
UC Riverside11
Clemson10
Georgia Tech10
Northwestern10
Notre Dame10
Texas A&M10
Washington Univ10

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