Open to all graduate students attending Boise State University, Idaho State University or the University of Idaho.
Please note that this is a one year fellowship. We no longer award two year fellowships.
The NASA ISGC Research Fellowship is available to full-time graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and math/science education and related disciplines. Proposed research must align with the research of at least one of NASA’s Mission Directorates or NASA Office of Education in order to be eligible for consideration.
Students pursing a masters or doctoral degree at Boise State University, Idaho State University, or the University of Idaho may be eligible to apply for the ISGC Graduate Fellowships. Other requirements include:
Registered full-time in a graduate level program
Study in a NASA-focused research area
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or if the applicant has completed classes, GPA must be 3.5 or higher in the graduate program.
If you are planning on proposing a research project related to STEM education (i.e., the teaching of STEM), please be in touch with us at your earliest convenience so that we can plan our selection committee accordingly.
We will award three $25,000 fellowships.
A note about fellowships:
Fellowships are different from research or teaching assistantships. ISGC fellowships are exclusively for $25,000. Tuition coverage, out-of-state tuition waivers, health insurance, and other benefits that you might be eligible for as a RA or TA at your university are not included as part of an ISGC fellowship. If you are selected for a fellowship and you are also eligible for an assistantship, think carefully about the financial benefits and drawbacks of each option before accepting either offer. It might help to think of a fellowship as being the equivalent of a scholarship and an assistantship as being the equivalent of a job with benefits.
"Each year NASA Fellowship Activity seeks student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. 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.
To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a naturalized citizen who hold a bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field earned before fall semester of the academic year. Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than September 1, of the academic year, and intend to pursue a research-based masters or doctoral program in a NASA-relevant field.
For more information and questions concerning these program elements may be directed to Vandhana Lal at email@example.com"