Graduate Fellowship Requirements

Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: April 14, 2023
  • Award Selections: April 31, 2023
  • Duration of Award: August 21, 2023 - May 1, 2024
  • Space Grant Award Disbursements: August 2023 and January 2024
    • Stipends equally distributed in August and January as: $5,000 from the UArizona Graduate College and $2,875 from Space Grant
  • Department Award Disbursements: May be made as bi-weekly wages or semester stipends but must meet or exceed $6,000 total during the award period


  • Attend an orientation session at the start of the school year to meet your fellowship cohort. 
  • Provide a photo, signed media release form, and biographical information upon selection for the AZSGC website. 
  • Provide a highlight story for the Space Grant website of 250 words or less, plus an original photo, related to your fellowship. 
  • A mid-year check-in with the Space Grant Committee: December 2023.
  • A mid-year NASA written report: February 2024.
  • A year-end PowerPoint presentation: April 2024.
  • A year-end NASA written report: May 2024.
  • Attend the required science communication and outreach workshops.
  • (Research track) complete at least 20 hours of outreach per semester, with documentation.
  • (Research track) complete a public presentation or similar project before May 1, 2024.
  • (Outreach track) complete your proposed outreach project before May 1, 2024.
  • Provide an evaluation form at the end of the year.
  • Provide your "next steps" information for our alumni database.


The Arizona Space Grant Consortium (AZSGC) should be cited as a source of funding in all publications, proposals, speaking engagements, websites, or general dissemination of information resulting from any work produced with the support of this Fellowship. This can be acknowledged using the phrase "...supported in part through the Arizona NASA Space Grant Consortium, cooperative agreement 80NSSC20M0041". For professional presentations, posters, etc., you may find AZSGC logos on our website

Please let us know of your accomplishments by filling out our Patents, Publications, and Presentations form so that we can tell NASA of all of the amazing things that our Fellows do!

In the Fall Semester

  • At the beginning of the Fall semester, all Fellows meet with the Space Grant management team for an orientation session.
  • At the end of the Fall semester, all Fellows will give an informal update to the Space Grant committee that includes science communication and outreach progress, successes and challenges, and lessons learned to-date. 
  • In early January, Fellows complete a mid-year report for the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

In the Spring Semester

  • Fellows will be asked to provide a succinct annual review of their experience during the award period in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. For outreach track fellows, this may include your educational outreach project goal(s), the logistics established to reach that goal, educational objectives, target audience, methods, progress to date, impact, and planned activities for year two (if applicable). For research track fellows, this may include lessons learned, a review of the mandatory volunteer hours achieved each semester, and plans or accomplishments in bringing their NASA-related research to the public through completing a public presentation or similar project.
  • In May, Fellows complete a year-end report for the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.