NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program


The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. The goal of NASA's GSRP is to cultivate research ties to the academic community, to help meet the continuing needs of the Nation's aeronautics and space effort by increasing the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in aeronautics and space-related disciplines, and to broaden the base of students pursuing advanced degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering. The program supports approximately 300 graduate students annually. Mentoring and practical research experiences are important aspects of the GSRP Fellowship. It is common practice for the Centers to host students during the summer months to fulfill this purpose; however, the schedule may vary depending on each Center's capacity.


Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time graduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Award Amount

Fellowships are awarded for one year as training grants in the amount of $30,000. This amount includes a $20,000 student stipend, a student travel allowance of $6,000, $1,000 for student health insurance, and a university allowance of $3,000. Awards are renewable for 1 year for a master degree; 2 years for Ph.D, with maximum of three years funding based on satisfactory academic advancement, research progress, and available funding.