NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1989. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. The 52 consortia fund scholarships and fellowships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education projects in their states.
The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) was created in 1991 under the Space Grant Program. Following on the Space Grant goals, the INSGC motto is “Inspire, Engage, Educate, and Employ”. Our awards programs are designed to implement that motto and the INSGC Vision: “The INSGC will be the premier source of coordination, information, and inspiration for NASA-related education, outreach, and workforce development needs of the State of Indiana”.
INSGC Fellowship Program Application Process
A US citizen
Enrolled full time as graduate student in good standing at an INSGC affiliate institution during period of award
Be involved in STEM-related research or STEM education project
Doctoral Fellowships: $6,000 - $20,000
Masters’ Fellowships: $8,000 - $9,000
Funds may be used to offset costs for project expenses or student stipends. It is the applicant’s responsibility to work with the institution to make the necessary arrangement for the type of funds being sought. A detailed budget will be requested from awardees.
INSGC is encouraging awardees to visit either NASA Centers or relevant industry partners. Additional travel funding and assistance in logistics will be provided to interested fellowship awardees.
Doctoral and masters level students may receive an internship or fellowship award for consecutive years but must reapply and be awarded separately for each year of support.
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