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Graduate Fellowship Program

The UA/NASA Space Grant Program and nominating departments provide six graduate fellowships per year to exceptional graduate students interested in promoting the understanding of space-related research to the public and who are studying in space sciences/engineering, public policy, earth sciences, science education, and global change-related fields. The fellowship, co-sponsored by UA/NASA Space Grant and the applicant's nominating Department, includes a stipend of $16,000 for one or two years, both in- and out-of-state fee/tuition waivers, student health insurance, and $750/year for travel to professional meetings. Though award totals vary based on individual circumstances (whether the student requires/utilizes the out-of-state tuition waiver, numbers of enrolled class units, etc.), 2013 fellowships range in value from $29,000-$45,146.

Space Grant fellows are required to complete an educational outreach project as part of their fellowship.

A candidate must be a graduate student at The University of Arizona studying in a space science/engineering-related discipline (that is, helping address NASA's mission, which includes, for example, Earth Sciences and Science Education) and be a citizen of the United States. In addition, applicants must meet UA Graduate College fellowship requirements to be considered for an award.

These awards are funded with Space Grant monies plus a required department cost-share. Specifically, Space Grant provides 10K stipend, out-of-state tuition waiver, and student health insurance. Departments provide: 6K stipend, in-state tuition/registration fee waiver, and $750/year travel funds.

For further information contact Susan A. Brew at:

Fellowship Information


Application Deadline: April 7, 2015


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