NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF19) - Fall 2019 Release

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2019 (NSTRF19), on September 6, 2018. The solicitation is available by visiting the URL:


NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen, U.S. national, and permanent resident graduate student research that has significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.


The NSTRF19 call solicits graduate student research proposals from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. 


Recipients, referred to as NASA Space Technology Research Fellowswill perform innovative space technology research and will improve America’s technological competitiveness by providing the Nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies.


This solicitation has two phases:


·         Phase A is the proposal submission by the student. All Phase A proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES and are due onNovember 1, 2018 by 6 PM ET / 3PM PT. Detailed submission instructions for applicants are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTRF19 solicitation. Potential student applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information.

·         Phase B is the proposal submission by the university where the selected student will be enrolled for the fall 2019 term as a full-time graduate student (as specified in the NSTRF19 solicitation).


The financial and programmatic support for NSTRF comes from STMD. These awards are a component of the Space Technology Research Grants Program which engages the entire spectrum of academic researchers, including graduate students. Awards resulting from this solicitation are planned to coincide with the start of the 2019 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds.


Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved. 


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