The UA/NASA Space Grant Program and nominating departments provide six graduate fellowships per year to exceptional graduate students interested in promoting the understanding of space-related research to the public and who are studying in space sciences/engineering, public policy, earth sciences, science education, and global change-related fields. The fellowship, co-sponsored by UA/NASA Space Grant and the applicant's nominating Department, includes a stipend of $16,000 for one or two years, both in- and out-of-state fee/tuition waivers, student health insurance, and $750/year for travel to professional meetings. Though award totals vary based on individual circumstances, the range of values of awards made for the 2014-15 academic year is $29,868-$46,850 (depending on residency).
Space Grant fellows are required to complete an educational outreach project as part of their fellowship.
A candidate must be a graduate student at The University of Arizona studying in a NASA STEM-related discipline (that is, helping address NASA's mission, which includes, for example, Earth Sciences and Science Education) and be a citizen of the United States. In addition, applicants must meet UA Graduate College fellowship requirements to be considered for an award.