Awards provide stipend and tuition support for Master's or Ph.D. students for one academic year (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015). Fellows also have access to travel support for domestic conferences or for other professional activities during the award 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 participation in NASA-related fields by women and underrepresented minorities. Therefore, we are actively seeking women and minority applicants.
Selection is also based on representation of the varied Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
June 13, 2014.
Selections announced by: August 8, 2014.
Graduate Fellowships at UNH
The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium annually awards up to 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, ocean, atmospheric, or life sciences, which utilize space technology and/or adopt a "planetary" view of the global environment.
Past recipients have been enrolled in degree programs in the Departments of Earth Sciences, Physics, Natural Resources, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Engineering. Meet our past NH Space Grant fellows...
Application Process for
Academic Year 2014-2015
Applicants shall provide the following:
2. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts or other evidence of background and accomplishments such as GRE results or relevant employment experience. Transcripts may be unofficial copies. If the student is a candidate for admission to the University, a copy of the graduate application materials may be substituted.
3. A statement by the student of his or her research and career objectives and their relationship to NASA-relevant science or technology (five pages or less, excluding references).
4. A letter of recommendation from their UNH faculty graduate advisor.
5. Matching funds from the advisor are expected for this program, but may be waived under special circumstances if requested. Applicants shall provide a statement from their advisor indicating the source and amount of non-federal matching funds. This statement may be included in the letter of recommendation (item 4). Non-tenure track faculty are encouraged to request a waiver. Match may be in-kind.
Read about UNH cost-sharing...
Selection Process for
Academic Year 2014-2015
Selection is partially based on relevance of the applicant's interests, background, and planned graduate program to NASA's research priorities and strategic goals. Selection is also based on 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 to participate in NASA longitudinal tracking.
Fellowships are not renewable. 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
Or provided as a hardcopy to
Dr. Antoinette Galvin
Attn: NHSGC UNH Fellowship Application
University of New Hampshire
305 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).