NASA Education Fellowship Opportunity

Website: NASA Education Fellowship Opportunity


Each year, the NASA Fellowship Activity awards training grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) using Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) funds. The NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support NASA STEM Engagement objectives and to provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The NASA Fellowship Activity aligns with the Office of STEM Engagement’s goal to establish a well-trained science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.


The NASA Fellowship Activity in partnership with The National GEM Consortium, engages underrepresented and underserved minorities in STEM Graduate Academic programs (Master’s, PhD), and has graduated over 4,000 researchers, professors, and entrepreneurs around the nation. GEM provides highly qualified faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, in disciplines needed to help advance NASA’s missions, thus affording them the opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. Fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation and generate measurable research results that contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals.

  • 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

How to Apply

For a list of GEM Fellowship Opportunities, visit The National GEM Consortium.

For a list of planned solicitations, visit the EONS Grant Forecasting webpage.

For all other Graduate and Postdoctoral opportunities, visit the Learners Opportunities.


NASA OSTEM Fellowship Activity will not be releasing a solicitation for FY2023 (Oct - Sept). 


Contact Information

For more information and questions concerning these program elements may be directed to