2020-2021 Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship

Applications Accepted: 11/12/19 - 01/27/2020
  • The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for the 2020-2021 Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship (GROF). 


    Focus:  The Nevada NASA Space Grant Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowships program (GROF) is designed to support independently conceived or designed NASA-specific research projects by graduate students. NASA fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation through projects that will generate measurable results or advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that will directly contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals.

    Eligibility: Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) students who are U.S. citizens and full-time graduate students enrolled in a STEM program will be considered for a fellowship encompassing the full annual year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters). All participating students must be supervised by at least one NSHE faculty mentor; and maintain full-time enrollment status at their institution(s) throughout the scholarship period. Please note that renewal applications (i.e., students who received prior NV Space Grant Fellowship awards) will only be considered if funds remain after awards to new applicants.

    Faculty who are involved in the administration of the Space Grant activities at the state level and who are not compensated from the award funds need not be United States citizens.

    Fellowship Amount:  $17,000 for the academic year.

    Award period:  Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 academic year.

    Application deadline:  Monday, January 27, 2020, 5pm PT.

    MS Teams 365 online Discussion (tips and Q&A) on Scholarship and Fellowship applications will be held on the following dates: Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12 noon PT with a repeat session on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm PT.  Use this link to attend:   JOIN THE MEETING

    Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.

    Confidential Recommendation Letters for GROF Applicants may be submitted  here.