Pre-proposal Teleconference for NASA MSI Fellowships 2021

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

NASA Office of STEM Engagement: NASA Fellowship Activity 2021  

Pre-proposal webinar for MSI Fellowships 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET

This NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites proposals in response to NASA Fellowship Activity 2021: APPENDIX K: Program Element One: Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (MSI Fellowships 2021). 


NASA intends to award up to $550,000 in research training grants in FY 2021 to assist faculty and students from the Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research and to provide authentic STEM engagement related to NASA missions. For Program Element One, NASA will consider the submission of applications from MSIs, to include historically underrepresented groups and underserved populations, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQs and veterans. 


To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must attend an MSI, be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor's degree earned before Aug. 31, 2021; candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2021, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field. For each Fellow, his or her institution receives up to a $55,000 annual award ($50,000 for Master’s student and $55,000 for Doctoral student), pending available Congressional funding.

Proposals are due May 24, 2021.

Please Register Here the pre-proposal teleconference. Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email containing the Meeting Number and Meeting Password. You can also register from the solicitation website at MSI Fellowships 2021. Any changes to this session will be posted on the MSI Fellowships 2021. You are strongly advised to check for any updates before joining.


To submit a question to be addressed during the webinar please contact Carolyn Knowles at You are expected to familiarize yourself with the solicitation document prior to asking a question.​


For full program details, visit: NASA Fellowship Activity 2021.


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