WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $68,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2014 fall term.
Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. The grants will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. To date, NASA has awarded grants to 193 student researchers from 68 universities located in 33 states and one U.S. territory.
"To maintain our global leadership in space technology we must continue our investments in university research where some of the best future advancements in space technology reside," said Michael Gazarik, NASA's associate administrator for space technology in Washington. "These investments will enable a new generation of our best and brightest graduate students to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of technology capabilities for future NASA missions, as well as the nation's technology based economy."
Sponsored by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, the fellowships are improving America's technological competitiveness by providing the nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies.
The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 13. For more information and instructions on how to submit applications, visit:
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is building, testing and flying the technologies needed for NASA's missions that are also of benefit to the nation. For more information about NASA's Space Technology Program, visit: