WSU NASA Space Grant

Graduate Fellowships

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers fellowships for graduate students in science, engineering or math at Washington State University. These competitive fellowships are based on academic achievement, a personal essay, a recommendation from a faculty mentor and future academic promise.

Graduate students receiving stipend and tuition support for the nine month school year from state or privately funded sources (TA and RA) will be given priority for this award.

Fall 2023

Scholarships of up to $2500 will be awarded in the 2023 fall semester. A cost share commitment of 1:1 from non-federal sources will need to be included as part of the project. Examples of cost share can be faculty salary, wages, TAships, benefits, and supplies for the project. The Washington NASA Space Grant program values diversity and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2023.


  • Be pursuing a degree within the College of Arts and Sciences or the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Previous years’ recipients are eligible to apply again.
  • Have a research project in a field broadly related to activities supported by NASA.
  • Have a faculty mentor who will supervise your research project during the duration of the scholarship period.
  • Be a U. S. citizen.

To complete the online application, you will need:

  • Your mentor’s name and email address.
  • The title or short description of your project.
  • A one-page Statement of Interest explaining your interest in an area of science or engineering broadly related to activities supported by NASA.
  • A letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor named in the application. This letter should also include a statement on how the cost share will be met.

Recipients will be required to:

  • Submit a three page summary of the funded research and explain how it will help in your future academic work or career goals. This summary is due Wednesday, March 20, 2024.


College of Arts and Sciences
Professor V. S. “Mano” Manoranjan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Professor David Field
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering