**APPLICATION SYSTEM OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2014**

Overview
The NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides add-on support for graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. The objective of this research fellowship opportunity is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that support NASA's mission. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program requires that students participate in an active, identified research activity in STEM that has aerospace and NASA applications. The research must be supervised by a faculty mentor and may be conducted on the home campus or at an industrial or government facility. The research activity should be continuous and may be conducted during the summer (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks).

Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive fellowship program supported by NASA and the State of North Carolina. Awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise. (Examples of exemplary Graduate Research Fellowship applications)

Award Levels - SUMMER ONLY:
PhD Students: $7,000
Masters Students: $6,000

Eligibility Requirements
The Graduate Research Fellowship applicant must be:

Applicants are eligible to receive up to four Graduate Research Fellowships (two Masters and two PhD) during their academic studies.

To Apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship, click HERE.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST February 25, 2015
(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 27, 2015)
Awards will be announced by April 15, 2015.  Awards are contingent upon receipt of NASA funding.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements
The Graduate Research Fellow must:

For questions, please contact:
Jobi Cook, Associate Director
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4172
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
jobi_cook@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-5933