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 9, 2014
Revised Funding Period (Updated 4/21/14): September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Due to the uncertainty of a no cost extension from NASA, the performance period of the grant has been shortened to end March 31, 2015. If a no cost extension is granted by NASA, we will entertain extension requests to May 31, 2015 from those who have expended at least 60% of the subcontract amount by March 31, 2015.
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 9, 2014. 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 June/July 2014 as part of stage two.
Fellowship Final Report
Fellowship Final Reports are collected annually via a survey monkey link that will be emailed to the awarded students in the Summer (date to be determined by NASA). If your fellowship final report is due before you receive this link please download and complete the word file version of the final report below. You will also need to complete the survey monkey link in the summer when it is emailed out.