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 in space sciences/engineering, public policy, earth sciences, science education, and 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, includes a stipend of $16,000 for one or 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 in a NASA STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) 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 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 10K stipend, and stipends for student health insurance. Colleges (through awardee departments) provide non-resident tuition waivers, and departments provide a 6K stipend, registration fee waivers, and $750/year travel funds.  Awards are always contingent on NASA Space Grant (Federal) funding.

For further information contact Susan Brew, Arizona Space Grant Program Coordinator, at (520) 621-8556 or by email at Susan Brew email

Future Students


Application Deadline: March 22, 2018

Awards Announced: (Approximately) April 20, 2018

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Current Students