The UArizona/NASA Space Grant Program offers a select number of outstanding graduate students who are interested in promoting the understanding of space-related research to the public the opportunity to pursue two years of graduate study with full financial support. Space Grant Fellowships are offered to those pursuing degrees in Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, Earth Sciences and Global Change-related fields (Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Hydrology and Water Resources, Geography, Ecology and others) Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, and in space-related fields in any college or field that uses space-related science and tools (e.g. Public Policy, the Social Sciences, Science Education, etc.) as long as the applicant is working toward a STEM degree.
Description of the Award
A UArizona/NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellowship includes:
- $16,000 stipend per year;
- both in- and out-of-state tuition and registration fee waivers;
- travel funds to attend professional meetings ($750/year); and
- University of Arizona premium student health insurance.
Though totals vary based on individual circumstances, the approximate value of awards made for the 2019-20 academic year was $29,868 - $51,837 (depending on state residency).
Fellowship Project Goals
In keeping with National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program goals, Space Grant Fellows will develop a project that promotes the understanding of space-related research to the public. View our alumni database to learn more about our past funded projects. Overall, successful applicants tend to establish a relationship with an organization or institution (i.e. a school, museum, park/forest, or an existing educational program) as they develop their outreach project proposal. It is essential that applicants identify an "educational outreach advisor" representing this organization or program who will provide an initial letter of support. Educational outreach advisors should act as sources of support, and letters should indicate their willingness to cooperate with the applicant's proposal and help in evaluating the project during the fellowship period.
Eligibility and UArizona Graduate College Requirements
A candidate must be a full-time graduate student at UArizona pursuing a STEM degree and be a citizen of the United States. Confirm your eligibility.
Application and Selection Process
To apply, complete and return your application, two letters of recommendation, transcripts (unofficial or official), and any letters of support from outreach partners as one combined PDF file to Michelle Coe via email at PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnpucGJyQHljeS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+em5wYnJAeWN5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg== by the announced due date. Applications must be signed by your Department Head to verify acceptance of the terms of the required cost-share. The UArizona NASA Space Grant Steering Committee will select Graduate Fellows based on academic qualifications and strength of the candidate's statement of interest in promoting public awareness, education in and appreciation for space sciences and technology, and support of NASA's mission.