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Student Fellowship Programs and Opportunities

NASA Undergraduate Fellowships at all Affiliates

These undergraduate fellowships are awarded by the applicant's college or university. The amount awarded varies for each institution. Please contact your institution's representative to inquire about the amount of these fellowships. The Affiliate level Undergrauate Fellowship program is currently closed.

NASA WVSGC State-Level Programs For Students


  • NASA Graduate Research Fellowship Program (WVSGC)

    Purpose: Provides funding for graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation with faculty from member institutions
    Who may apply: All graduate students in STEM disciplines enrolled in a WVSGC affiliate institution

  • Application Details (Click to Expand or Collapse)

      These one-year Fellowships will be awarded competitively to graduate students as well as undergraduate seniors who have been admitted to a graduate program in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipline who desire to participate in a research project either during the academic year or in the summer. A faculty member from the applicant's department, preferably student's thesis advisor, must agree to serve as a mentor and research advisor for the described project. Each award will be for $12,000. These awards must be supplemented by a 1:1 cost share by the applicant's home institution. Graduate tuition waiver by the college/university, and documented time spent by the faculty to mentor the student, may be counted toward fulfillment of the cost share requirement. Brief quarterly reports and a final report will be required. Applicants for these fellowships must be full-time students of U.S. citizenship. NASA funds may not be used for equipment or foreign travel. Female and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
      Graduate student applicants must complete the on-line application here. Please upload a maximum five-page, summary of the research plan including a statement of the problem, methodology, significance, expected results, budget, proposed timeline, references, and appendices (if any). The document must be in PDF format and single spaced using font size 12. This research plan must be reviewed and approved by the applicant's faculty mentor.
      The applicant will also be required to submit a short essay. In 600 words or less the applicant should address the following items:
    • State your career and research interests in space and aerospace-related fields.
    • If you have previously received any other Space Grant Consortium funding, please describe the research.
    • List the plans for publicizing the results and participation in conferences.
    • Budget and justification.

    • The applicant will also upload their resume and an official or unofficial copy of their transcript. The Consortium will award these grants based on the following criteria:

      1. Soundness and technical merit of the proposed research (60 points)
      2. Student's academic and extracurricular achievements (30 points)
      3. Budget and plans for dissemination and publicizing of the results (10 points)

    Proposals must be submitted on-line only. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Graduate students submit the on-line application here.

  • NASA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (WVSGC)

    Purpose: Provides support for undergraduate students to become involved in a research project under the supervision of their academic advisor
    Who may apply: All undergraduate students in STEM disciplines enrolled in a WVSGC affiliate institution

  • Application Details (Click to Expand or Collapse)

      These one-year Fellowships will be awarded competitively to undergraduate students in in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipline who desire to participate in a research project either during the academic year or in the summer. A faculty member from the applicant's department must agree to serve as a mentor and research advisor for the described project. The amount of these awards is $4,500. All or most of the funds requested must be in the form of stipend paid directly to the student. Applicants may also include an additional up to $500 in their budget for attending a conference to present the results of their research. Applicants for these fellowships must be full-time undergraduate students of U.S. citizenship. Female and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. Brief quarterly reports and a final report will be required.
      Undergraduate student applicants must complete the on-line application here. Please upload a three-page summary of the research plan including a statement of the problem, methodology, expected results, propose, budget, timeline and references. The document must be in PDF format and single spaced using font size 12. This research plan must be reviewed and approved by the student's faculty mentor.
      The applicant will also be required to submit a short essay. In 600 words or less the applicant should address the following items:
    • State your career and research interests in space and aerospace-related fields.
    • If you have previously received any other Space Grant Consortium funding, please describe the research.
    • List the plans for publicizing the results and participation in conferences
    • Budget and justification.

    • The applicant will also upload their resume and an official or unofficial copy of their transcript. The Consortium will award these grants based on the following criteria:
      1. Soundness and technical merit of the proposed research (60 points)
      2. Student's academic and extracurricular achievements (30 points)
      3. Budget and plans for dissemination and publicizing of the results (10 points)
    Proposals must be submitted on-line only. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Undergraduate students submit the on-line application here.

NASA National Internships For Students

Please Note: For all of the listed opportunities, students must apply through the WVSGC if they seek our endorsement and commitment of funds. A copy of all applications must be forwarded to our office. For opportunities at WV high-tech companies, please send your application and a copy of your résumé directly to the WVSGC office.


  • NASA Academy, for student interested in leadership in aerospace-related careers, available at:
    • NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
    • NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy at Goddard Space Flight (Greenbelt, MD)
    • NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
    • NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight (Huntsville, AL)
    • NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight (Huntsville, AL)
    • NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight (Huntsville, AL)
    • Academy Application Application deadline: To Be Announced


  • Space Grant Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Please apply online.
  • Application deadline: To Be Announced


  • Space Grant Internship Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Past JPL intern abstracts are located at Past Abstracts to give you an idea about the range of projects. If you are interested in applying, please contact Candy Cordwell, WVSGC Program Manager, at cordwell@nasa.wvu.edu

  • Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) at Langley Research Center. Information and application form: LARSS Application
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2014 5:00 PM (EST)


  • Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) for undergraduates and graduate students at Glenn Research Center. Information and application form: LERCIP Application
  • Application deadline: To Be Announced


  • WVU McNair Scholars Program for those who have completed their sophomore year of study. Applicants must also be first generation college students with demonstrated financial need. Application
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2013 5:00 PM (EST)


To apply for additional NASA opportunities, please visit the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) web-site

The Summer 2014 internship application is open from November 1, 2013 to March 1, 2014.

Title
Acronym
Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering, and Space Sciences ACCESS
American Indian Science and Engineering Society AISES
GSFC Graduate Student Summer Program in Earth Science GSSP
GSFC Independent Verification and Validation Internship IVV
GSFC Summer Institute in Earth Sciences SIES
Gradute Student Research Program GSRP
Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program JPFP
Johnson Space Center 3rd Party JSC 3rd-Party
Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology MUST
NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institution NSTI
Science technology, Engineering Pipeline for Underserved Populations Step Up
Student Intern Program SIP
Student Temporary Employment Program STEP JSC-STEP
Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications - Business SIECA-Business
Texas Aerospace Scholars Internship TAS
Tribal College and University Project TCUP
Undergraduate Student Researchers Program USRP
University Research Centers URC


  • For information regarding the Office of Chief Technologist Fellowships, please click on the following link: NSTRF Fellowship

  • For Internship Opportunities in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum: Internship Fellowship

  • For Fellowship Opportunities in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum: Fellowship Fellowship

  • For information regarding the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), please click on the following link: NPP Fellowship

  • For information regarding the NASA Ames Summer Graduate Student Internship Program, please click on the following link: University Affiliated Research Center's (UARC's) Systems Teaching Institute (STI) Fellowship