2012-2013 Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Overview

The NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides add-on support for graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. The objective of this research fellowship opportunity is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that support NASA’s mission. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program requires that students participate in an active, identified research activity in STEM that has aerospace and NASA applications. The research must be supervised by a faculty mentor and may be conducted on the home campus or at an industrial or government facility. The research activity should be continuous and may be conducted anytime during the academic year, summer (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks) or both.

Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive fellowship program supported by NASA and the State of North Carolina. Awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise. (Examples of exemplary Graduate Research Fellowship applications)

Award Levels

PhD Students:
Academic Year: $7,000
Summer on-campus: $7,000
Summer off-campus at a NASA center, industry, or other research facility: $8,000

Masters Students:
Academic Year: $6,000
Summer on-campus: $6,000
Summer off-campus at a NASA center, industry, or other research facility: $7,000

Applicants must indicate on their application whether they are applying for an academic, summer on-campus, or summer internship (NASA center or industry) award. Students applying for a NASA internship must complete an application through the NASA One Stop Shopping site and also complete an NC Space Grant online application.

Eligibility Requirements

The Graduate Research Fellowship applicant must be:

Applicants are eligible to receive up to four Graduate Research Fellowships (two Masters and two PhD) during their academic studies.

Applying for a Graduate Research Fellowship

The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST February 24, 2012

(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 29, 2012)
Awards will be announced by mid April 2012.

Apply here.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements

Additionally, at the end of the award period, selected students are required to submit a research summary to NC Space Grant.

Awardees must:

For questions, please contact:
Tom Knott, Technology and Communications Specialist
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4171
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
tom_knott@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-4240

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