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Virginia Space Grant Consortium's Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be Student at NASA enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance.

The purpose of the VSGC Graduate STEM Research Fellowship program is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in STEM and support NASA's mission. Awardees will be required to certify through their academic department that basic research support of at least $6,000 in matching funds is also being provided before funds are released. These Fellowships are intended to enhance basic graduate support such as graduate research assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships, and non-federal scholarships and fellowships.

Graduate Research Fellowships require that students participate in an active faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with aerospace sector and meets NASA's mission. Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive fellowship program and awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise.


Encouraging undergraduate students in STEM and NASA-related fields of study to continue to the graduate level.

Promote graduate STEM-related research, while recognizing high academic achievement and promise.

Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females, and students with disabilities in aerospace-related careers ?Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Must be a U.S. citizen.

Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at one of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, or The College of William and Mary.

Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in STEM and supporting NASA's mission.

Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Underrepresented minorities, females, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
portable funding

Application Deadline: 1/27/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Virginia Space Grant Consortium (Lead)
Hampton University
Old Dominion University
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
William and Mary

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Atmospheric Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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