UA 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 space sciences/engineering, public policy, earth sciences, science education, or global change-related fields. Space Grant fellows are required to complete an educational outreach project as part of their fellowship.

Award Overview

Fellowships, co-sponsored by UA/NASA Space Grant and the applicant's nominating department, include a stipend of $16,000 for up to two years, both in-state and out-of-state fee/tuition waivers, student health insurance, and $750/year for travel to professional meetings.

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be a graduate student at The University of Arizona studying a NASA STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) discipline helping address NASA's mission, have at least a 3.2 GPA, and be a citizen of the United States. In addition, applicants must meet UA Graduate College requirements for eligibility to be considered for an award.

Award Sources

Awards are funded with Space Grant monies plus a required department cost-share. Space Grant provides a $10,000 stipend and a stipend for student health insurance. Colleges (through awardee departments) provide non-resident tuition waivers, and departments provide a $6,000 stipend, registration fee waivers, and $750/year travel funds.  Awards are always contingent on NASA Space Grant (Federal) funding.

For further information contact Michelle Coe, Arizona Space Grant Manager, at (520)621-8556 or by email at PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnpucGJyQHljeS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+em5wYnJAeWN5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg==

Future Students


Applications Due: March 23, 2020

Awards Announced: April 20, 2020

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