The Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) will award fellowships to support outstanding graduate students pursuing research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines that support the mission of NASA.
• U.S. Citizenship required
• Full-time graduate student at Iowa State University or the University of Iowa as of August 2018
• Graduation date no earlier than May 2019
• Must be accepted into an MS or PhD program in a STEM discipline: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
• Must be fully funded as a teaching assistant or research assistant in home department
• Good academic standing (minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA)
The awardee will receive $2,500 as a fellowship applied to their university account after receipt of an acceptance letter. Awards will be processed before the end of Fall 2018 classes.
In accordance with the eligibility rules listed above, a total of 16 awards will be provided to the students who have the highest academic merit, have submitted a transcript and recommendation letter, and have identified a research project focused in a NASA-related STEM area. Awardees will need to provide an unofficial transcript upon graduation and agree to participate in a NASA longitudinal tracking process that surveys student progress and eventual employment outcome to help assess the effectiveness of our program and STEM retention efforts. The ISGC director, in consultation with a consortium review committee, will make award selections. Women, under-represented minorities, persons with disabilities, and U.S. military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Be prepared to submit an unofficial transcript (unprotected and unsecured) and at least one recommendation letter. These items are required for a complete application.
September 7, 2018
Notes on Recommendation Letter/s
Submission of at least one recommendation letter from the faculty advisor is required. A second letter would also be accepted, but is not required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are submitted by the deadline. Your research mentor must submit a Recommendation Letter here.
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