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


The North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides add-on support for graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support.

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 2019 (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks).


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.

Award Level

$8,000 for summer 2019 (10 weeks)

Awards are contingent upon receipt of NASA funding

How to Apply

The application portal is currently closed for new applications.

The Faculty Letter of Recommendation for in-process applications is due on Wednesday, April 17th.

Awards will be announced on or before May 5, 2019. 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

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 applicant must be:

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

Awardee Requirements

The Graduate Research Fellow must:

Sample Submission(s)

2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Award List


Jobi Cook, Associate Director
NC Space Grant
(919) 515-5933