Program Status: Closed
Program type(s): Fellowship,


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 conducted during summer 2018 (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks).


Awardee Requirements

The Graduate Research Fellow must:

Award Level

$7,000 (summer only)

How to Apply

Next opportunity will be released Spring Semester 2019

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application.
(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by TBD).  Awards will be announced on or before April 20, 2018.  Awards are contingent upon receipt of NASA funding.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link below). 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.

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.

Sample Submission(s)

2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Award List


Jobi Cook, Associate Director
NC Space Grant
850 Main Campus Drive
Toxicology Building, Suite 105
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
(919) 515-5933