The NDSGC provides funding for North Dakota students to complete research fellowships at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who are, or will be, enrolled as on-campus students at one of the NDSGC affiliate colleges. Students’ degree programs should be in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The number of fellowships available each semester will vary depending on the current NDSGC budget. Graduate students receiving a ½ time GRA or GTA are not eligible to receive a Space Grant fellowship for the semester they are receiving GRA/GTA funding. Graduate students receiving a ¼ time GRA are eligible for a fellowship in the amount of $3000 in the spring or fall semesters.
Fellowships at the graduate level are given in the amount of $4,500 a semester during the fall and spring. Summer semester graduate fellowships are $2,850 each.
Students may receive fellowships for no more than two semesters. Primary selection criteria are:
- Academic excellence (a minimum grade point of 3.00 is required)
- Relevance of the student’s discipline and interests to STEM fields
- Preference will be given to those students not receiving graduate research assistantship (GRA) or graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) funding. Partial fellowships may be rewarded to those students receiving a 1/4th time GRA or GTA appointment.
All awardees will be required to submit a 1-2 page summary of their research to the NDSGC at the end of the semester during which they conducted their research. Fellowship recipients may also be asked to present their research at Space Grant regional, national, or NDSGC annual meetings.
Fall Semester Deadline: August 15
Spring Semester Deadline: December 5
Summer Semester Deadline: April 17
For additional information, please contact Caitlin Nolby at:
To see a list of the past internship recipients, refer to the latest Aurora newsletter, found here.