Graduate Fellowship Eligibility

The UArizona Space Grant Graduate Fellowship program is open to graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen per NASA (federal) funding guidelines
  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate student at the University of Arizona during the Fall and Spring semesters of the award year. The awardee cannot graduate before May of the award period. Full time enrollment as defined by the UArizona Graduate College is:
    • Minimum enrollment of 9 units of graduate credit each semester if taking coursework.
    • Minimum enrollment of 6 units of graduate credit each semester if concurrently on a graduate assistant/associate appointment (regardless of where you are in your time to degree). 
    • Minimum enrollment of 3 units of graduate credit each semester if you've completed coursework and are enrolled in 900 level only units (thesis-dissertation) and are not assigned a graduate assistant/associate appointment.
  • Pursuing an advanced degree program of study in a STEM field. As long as the applicant is working towards a STEM degree, they are eligible to apply. For example, students pursuing any major from the College of Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Optical Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are eligible to apply. As described in the Space Grant Act of 1988, the Space Grant Program supports any academic discipline or field of study that will improve the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of space. This includes physical, natural, and biological sciences, and engineering, space technology, education, economics, sociology, communications, planning, law, international affairs, and public administration. 
  • Receives support/commitment from their department and/or primary advisor to meet the cost-share requirements for this award, including at least $6,000 as a stipend or TA/RA/GA wages and in-state tuition coverage.