NASA is interested in the development of the future workforce for the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. These competitive fellowships are granted to those students with academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in the STEM careers. The goal of the program is to recruit and retain students in STEM fields, providing them with workforce skills that will prepare them for employment with NASA or the aerospace industry. The fellowships require engagement in the STEM fields, and therefore are not traditional scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must propose a workforce development activity, research project, internship, or similar project for their fellowship.
DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2013
Funding Period: September 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014
DOWNLOAD: Fellowship Application
The anticipated funding period is September 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. However, due to the unknown impacts of sequestration and the Continuing Resolution in Congress, this could change. It is important to note that no requests for extensions beyond this funding period are allowed.
NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowships
NASA is increasingly interested in the development of the future aerospace workforce. The goal of the program is to recruit students to aerospace-related research, especially underrepresented students and females. These competitive fellowships are granted to undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in working for NASA or the aerospace industry. The fellowships require engagement in an aerospace-related project, and therefore are not traditional scholarships. The fellowships are generally paid through the institution’s payroll process as hourly or monthly student worker stipends. Students must propose a workforce development activity, research project, internship, or similar project for the fellowship.
Types of Projects for Fellowships
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship Program funds students to engage in the following types of activities related to aerospace:
- Student research, including senior design projects;
- Research or lab assistant for a faculty member;
- Internship at NASA or in aerospace industry;
- NASA-sponsored activity participation such as Lunabotics competition, etc.;
- Travel to participate in a professional conference or workshop; or
- Other similar experience.
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Fellowships are limited to U.S. Citizens. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must attend one of the institutions listed below during the entire timeframe of the fellowship (the fellowship may end in December):
- Chadron State College
- College of St. Mary
- Creighton University
- Hastings College
- Little Priest Community College
- Metropolitan Community College
- Nebraska Indian Community College
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- University of Nebraska at Kearney
- University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Western Nebraska Community College
Applications are due May 15, 2013. A statewide review committee will evaluate applications. These evaluations will be used to determine funding levels. If selected in stage one, students will be invited to work with their faculty mentor to develop a short proposal due in July 2013 as part of stage two.
Fellowship Final Report
All funded fellows are required to submit a final report to the NASA Nebraska Space Grant. Click the link below to download the fellowship report form. Please be sure to complete all sections and pay close attention to submission requirements outlined on page 3 of the form. Please refer to your award letter for your final report due date. If you have any questions feel free to call Melissa Wragge at 402.554.4060 or email at NASA.Nebraska@unomaha.edu.