Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Graduate Student Opportunities

Graduate MSGC Fellowship

The focus of the proposed project must be aligned broadly with the research priorities of NASA’s earth and space science strategic enterprises.

• The project may be an ongoing one or a new project.

• The graduate research fellow and a faculty advisor must agree to provide the end data for the project in the form of a final project report.

• Must find a NASA Collaborator to include in your research here:


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.
  • Must present their research at the Annual Student Symposium.

Amount of Awards

Graduate Fellowships are $6,000* each 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 the stipend. Students can receive this award twice during their academic tenure. 

How to Apply

Please provide electronic submission of the application in single PDF: A two to five page narrative description of the project, a student resume and transcript, as well as a commitment letter from the student’s faculty mentor.

*This amount could change yearly.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Summer MSGC Graduate Award Proposal Submission
    • Submit Graduate Proposals: MSGC 31 Summer Proposal Submissions will open on January 18th, 2022
    • Graduate Submission Deadline: February 17, 2022, 5:00 pm
    • Performance Period: May 9, 2022 – August 26, 2022
    • Symposium Presentation Requirement: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Limitation of the Graduate Research Fellowship Award
    • The limit for any given student is two awards during their academic tenure.
  • MSGC Award Reporting
    • AY2122 report due: May 13, 2022
    • Summer 2022 report due: September 16, 2022

Award Reporting