This Announcement of Opportunity and the corresponding Web site https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/nav/ provide information and updates about the Graduate Student researchers Program (GSRP) eligibility and the application process.
Questions regarding the GSRP application process should be directed to the NASA center GSRP coordinator. Contact information for the 10 NASA center coordinators is listed on the GSRP Web site http://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/home/contact.cfm
Important Program Dates
Announcement of Opportunity Release Date: December 3, 2012
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Application Review Period: March 8 – March 29, 2013
Award Announcements: April 2, 2013
Acceptance Deadline: April 12, 2013
The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants in what follows) for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve-month award requires students to participate in a 10-week NASA center-based research experience at the Center extending the GSRP fellowship.
The goal of NASA’s GSRP is to cultivate additional research ties to the academic community, to help meet the continuing needs of the Nation’s aeronautics and space workforce requirements by increasing the number of highly-trained scientists and engineers in aeronautics and space-related disciplines.
The 2013 GSRP program will support approximately 34 renewal graduate students, and this is the last and final year for the GSRP program. NASA scientists and engineers evaluate renewal applications on the basis of academic transcripts, research proposals, faculty advisor recommendations, and the proposed utilization of NASA center or university research facilities.
Mentoring and research experiences are important aspects of the GSRP fellowship. Centers may host students any time during the twelve-month award period; however, the schedule may vary depending on each center’s capacity. Recipients of the GSRP training grant must coordinate the schedule for the center-based research experience with the center mentor and the center GSRP coordinator. Students will not receive additional funds for the time spent at the center.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents are not eligible).
Students may apply at any time during their graduate program. All applicants must have a University Faculty Research Advisor (who will be the Principal Investigator for the GSRP training grant) from the institution where they plan to receive their graduate degree.
Identification of a University Faculty Research Advisor is important. Although awards are made to the university, the University Faculty Research Advisor provides the research support and guidance for the successful completion of the degree program.
Identification of a NASA center mentor is imperative. The NASA center must approve the research topic for relevance to the Agency’s research and development requirements.
Individuals accepting this award may not concurrently receive other Federal fellowships or traineeships. The exception to this policy is Section 178(a) of Title 38, U.S. Code, which allows a student to receive concurrent educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) are encouraged to apply to GSRP.