Tuesday, January 4, 2011


WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011.

The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who
show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space
technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's
Office of the Chief Technologist, the fellowships' goal is to provide
the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and
technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness.
NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space
technology research today while building the skills necessary to
become future technological leaders.

"Our Space Technology Graduate Fellowships will help create the pool
of highly skilled workers needed for NASA's and our nation's
technological future, motivating many of the country's best young
minds into educational programs and careers in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics," said NASA Chief Technologist Bobby
Braun at the agency's Headquarters in Washington. "This fellowship
program is coupled to a larger, national research and development
effort in science and technology that will lead to new products and
services, new business and industries, and high-quality, sustainable
jobs. Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding young researchers
and technologists positioned to take on NASA's grand challenges and
turn these goals and missions into reality."

The deadline for submitting fellowship proposals is Feb. 23.
Information on the fellowships, including how to submit applications,
is available at:

To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist and the
crosscutting space technology areas of interest to NASA, visit: