NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP)

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Female, or Disabilities

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.


The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. In 2011, NASA is expanding GSRP to include students that are interested in becoming teachers or education administrators. This twelve month award requires students to participate in a 10 week NASA Center or HQ-based research experience at the NASA Center/HQ extending the GSRP Fellowship award.

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, and to meet the Nation’s need to increase the number of highly trained teachers.

Underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) are encouraged to apply. Awards are renewable for 1 year for a master degree; 2 years for PhD, with maximum of three years funding.

Award Details


  • Stipend of $20,000/year to cover tuition, room and board, books, software, meal plans, school related laboratory supplies, and other related expenses
  • $6,000 for a 10-week NASA Center-based research experience