NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

Posted on: September 6, 2022   |   Categories: Announcements, NASA EPSCoR, News & Updates
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NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen, U.S. national, and permanent resident graduate student research that has significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.

This call for graduate student space technology research proposals, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities – Fall 2023 (NSTGRO23), solicits proposals on behalf individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral (PhD) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.

Proposals are due Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. CDT

Category | Maximum value (annual)
Student Stipend: $40,000
Faculty Advisor Allowance: $11,000
Visiting Technologist Experience Allowance: $10,000
Health Insurance Allowance: $2,500
Tuition and Fees Allowance: $20,500
TOTAL: $84,000

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submission of proposal: Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. CDT
  • Deadline for submission of Letters of Recommendation Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. CDT
  • Selection notification April 7, 2023 (target)
  • Deadline for intent to accept April 28, 2023 (target)
  • Deadline for submission, by university, of budget with justification and PI CV May 12, 2023 (target)
  • Award start date August 2023 (target)

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NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellows will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Each recipient will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the research collaborator on the award. Through this collaboration, graduate students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their academic and career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community.

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities with the faculty advisor as the Principal Investigator.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. at the time of proposal submission.

This solicitation covers only proposals for new awards; continuation of existing awards is handled separately.  

All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by a university Authorized Organizational Representative (exceptions may apply; see full solicitation for details) and are due by 5 p.m. CDT on November 2, 2022. Detailed submission instructions are provided under “Other Documents” on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTGRO23 solicitation. Potential proposers are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information.  

For further information, contact:

Edward F. Duke, Director
South Dakota NASA EPSCoR