The NASA Rhode Island  Space Grant Consortium offers academic year fellowships for graduate students in science, engineering, or math. These competitive research fellowships are based on academic achievement, a personal essay, a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor, and future academic promise. The awards are offered to graduate students interested in carrying out NASA related research projects.  The NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium values diversity and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

To be eligible for a NASA Space Grant, you must:

  • Have a faculty mentor who will supervise your research project during the duration of the fellowship period.
  • Have a research project with strong NASA relevance.
  • Be a U. S. citizen.

Awardees are required to:

  • Submit an abstract or poster to the Annual Rhode Island Space Grant Spring Symposium explaining your research and its results. You will be informed of the date and deadline for the abstract at a later time.
  • Acknowledge funding from the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium on any posters and/or  publications resulting from your supported research.
  • Submit a one page summary of the funded research and explain how it will help in your future academic work or career goals.

To apply:

  • Submit an application (click link below).
  • In addition to personal information you will need the following:
    • Your mentor’s name and email address.
    • The title or short description of your project.
    • A one page “statement of interest”. The essay should explain your interest in an area of science or engineering and its NASA relevance.
  • Two letters of recommendation.  One letter must be  from the faculty mentor named in the application.