NHSGC Graduate Fellowships

at the University of New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium awards typically two fellowships annually 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 science, and life sciences which utilize space technology and/or adopt a “planetary” view of the global environment. Meet some of our past UNH Space Grant fellows at www.nhsgc.sr.unh.edu/educ/fellows.shtml.

Fellowships are sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program, via a grant award to the NHSGC. NASA Space Grant is a cost share program (14 CFR 1260.123). All awards are contingent upon availability of NASA and cost share funding.

Application Process for 2018/19 awards

Applications for 2018/19 awards must be received by the NHSGC Director no later than July 27, 2018. For an applicant to be considered, the following shall be provided by the student to the Director.  Only fully-completed applications will be considered.

Applicants shall provide the following:

  1. Completed application cover form.
  2. Copies of undergraduate or graduate transcripts (whichever is most recent). Transcripts may be unofficial copies.
  3. A statement by the student of their 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 fewer, 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

Typically up to two semesters are funded; however, three semesters (two academic year and one summer) may be considered.  Semesters for which funding is desired are to be indicated on the application cover form. 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 (please note "Fellowship Application" in the subject line)

Or provided as a hard-copy to:

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

Selection Criteria

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 in STEM disciplines, 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 participate in a national database and 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.

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