Graduate Research Fellowship

The focus of the proposed project must be aligned with the research priorities of NASA’s earth and space science strategic enterprises. The project may be an ongoing one or a new project. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded on an annual basis. The graduate research fellow and a faculty advisor shall agree to provide the end data for the project in the form of a final project report. 


For a student to be eligible for a Graduate Research Fellowship Award, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be a US citizen, and
  • The student must be enrolled or intending to enroll on a full-time basis in an approved graduate program at the University of Maine.

Amount of Awards

Graduate fellowships of $6,000 each are available and act as a Research Assistantship Supplement. Priority will be given to ongoing fellowships. Tuition support, health insurance, travel, or supplies are not included. This award is only to cover stipend. Maximum number of awards is 2 per student.

Academic Year MSGC Undergraduate Award Proposal Submission

Submissions Open: September 1, 2020
Submission Undergraduate Deadline: October 16, 2020
Submit Undergraduate Proposals:

Sample Proposal Form: AY2021 CFP – Google Forms PDF

Academic Year MSGC Graduate Award Proposal Submission

Submit Graduate Proposals: MSGC 30

Submission Graduate Deadline: December 1, 2020

Duration of a Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Fellowships are available for a period of one semester. The limit for any given student is two awards.

Academic Year MSGC Award Reporting

AY2021 report due: May 14, 2021

Please note: the MSGC Award reporting requirements are slightly different than the Fellowship Award reporting requirements.

Call for Proposals- Summer 2020

Summer Submission Deadline: Friday, March 27th, 2020

Please submit your application prior to the above deadline. Submission must be made online using this link: MSGC YR29