NHSGC Graduate Fellowships

at the University of New Hampshire

About NH Space Grant UNH Graduate Fellowships

  • Awards provide stipend and tuition support for Masters or Ph.D. students for up to three semesters within a 12-month (calendar year) period.
  • Applicants must be either currently enrolled or recently admitted to a full-time UNH graduate program. Fellowships are restricted to citizens of the United States.
  • A goal of the Space Grant Program is to increase diversity in NASA-related fields. Therefore, we are actively seeking women and under-represented minority applicants.
  • Selection is also based on representation of the varied Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Application Deadline for 2017 awards:
December 8, 2016.
Selections announced by: end of 2016 or early 2017.

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium annually awards typically 2 fellowships for graduate study in NASA-related disciplines at the University of New Hampshire. NASA-related disciplines cover a broad spectrum of fields, including: space physics, astrophysics, science education, computer science, engineering, Earth sciences, and life sciences which utilize space technology and/or adopt a "planetary" view of the global environment.

Application Process for 2017 awards

Applicants shall provide the following:

  1. Completed application cover form. Download (MS Word .doc)
  2. Copies of undergraduate or graduate transcripts (whichever is most recent). Transcripts may be unofficial copies.
  3. A statement by the student of his or her research objectives under the grant, the methodology planned to meet those objectives, the direct relationship of their research to NASA priorities, and the applicant’s career objectives (statement is to be five pages or less, excluding references).
  4. A letter of recommendation from the UNH faculty advisor who will be mentoring the student's research.
  5. A statement from the UNH faculty advisor indicating source and amount of non-federal matching funds. This statement may be included within item 4. Match may be in-kind funding. Non-tenure track faculty may request a waiver on the matching fund requirement. Read about UNH cost-sharing

Selection Process for Year 2017

Selection is partially based on relevance of the applicant's interests, background, and planned graduate program to NASA's research and education priorities and strategic goals. Selection is also based on other factors, such as increasing diversity and the distribution of fellowships across varied STEM disciplines, departments, advisors, and degree programs. Selection is contingent upon fulfillment of the admission requirements of the relevant academic degree program and agreement by the student to be included in a national database and to participate in NASA-required longitudinal tracking.

Fellows may be asked to participate in aspects of the Space Grant Program involving the promotion of science and mathematics education among undergraduates and pre-college students.

Awards are contingent upon availability of funding.
Submittal of all application materials is the responsibility of the student.

Complete applications may be submitted as a pdf file to Toni.Galvin@unh.edu and David.Heirtzler@unh.edu

Or provided as a hardcopy to:

Dr. Antoinette Galvin
Attn: NHSGC UNH Fellowship Application
University of New Hampshire
416 Morse Hall, 8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824-2600

These Fellowships are sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA Space Grant is a cost share program (14 CFR 1260.123).