NASA Education Fellowship Opportunity

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NASA Education Fellowship Opportunity

The NASA Education Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research (AS&ASTAR) Fellowship activity provides fellowship and graduate scholarship awards for individuals pursuing or planning to pursue graduate studies leading to master's and doctoral degrees in relevant NASA-related disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. This funding opportunity is open to students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM, specifically in areas of projected deficiencies in the NASA STEM workforce. The NASA Education fellowship activity is being conducted by the NASA Internships, Fellowships & Scholarships (NIFS) line of business and in conjunction with the STEM Education and Accountability Projects (SEAP), Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and other NASA funding sources. The fellowship candidates will submit independently conceived research proposals that are responsive to a research opportunity posted in the fellowship solicitation. The AS&ASTAR solicitation is opening for research proposal package submission in early November on NSPIRES. Questions concerning NASA Education Fellowship activities may be directed to Elizabeth Cartier, NASA Fellowships and Scholarships Deputy Program Manager, Ames Research Center, Office of Education, Moffett Field, CA 94035; E-mail:



  • U.S. Citizen (either by birth or naturalization) is required in order to apply in OSSI to be a NASA intern or fellow. If selected, you will be asked to provide proof of citizenship before the internship or fellowship begins.
    • If you have questions regarding your citizenship, please refer to the U.S. Department of State website. (
    • A Permanent Resident Alien (PRA) or Legal Resident are not considered U.S. citizens and are not eligible for NASA student opportunities available through OSSI.
  • Pre-college applicants must be at least 16 years of age (at time of application) and a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior. Please note that if a student completes an academic level in the spring, they will be considered the next level for summer sessions (i.e. a high school senior that graduates in the spring would be considered a freshman for a summer opportunity).
  • At the time the opportunity begins, undergraduate and graduate students must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university. Please note that high school seniors are considered freshmen when applying for internships. Before beginning an internship, a high school senior must have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university with plans on attending full-time.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Please note if your college or university does not use GPA, you will need to explain the grading method in the application.



Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
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