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NASA Advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Training and Research (ASTAR) Fellowships

By SpaceRef Editor
February 19, 2015
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EONS-14 Amendment 10: New Program Element – Appendix K: Advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Training and Research (ASTAR) Fellowships

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) solicits proposals from students pursuing graduate degrees in NASA relevant STEM disciplines. NASA OE MUREP ASTAR Fellowship seeks independently conceived fellowship proposals from student applicants, specifically in areas of projected deficiencies in the NASA future STEM workforce. Selected students will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses during the academic year as well as conduct research at a designated NASA field Center during an annual 10 – 15 week Center based research Experience (CBRE).

Funding is provided for a maximum of three years.


Financially support and advance individuals early in their careers in NASA related disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to contribute to NASA’s mission and NASA future STEM workforce, through the use of innovative research ideas;

Increase the number of historically underrepresented and underserved populations, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, pursuing advanced degrees in STEM disciplines;

Develop a highly trained quadrat of researchers and scientists whose skills and competencies directly contribute to the Nation’s STEM work force.

NASA OE MUREP ASTAR objectives are to:

Improve the Nation’s future STEM Workforce by developing the skills and competencies of graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines;

Provide opportunities for a diverse population to participate and contribute to NASA’s missions and projects;

Use NASA’s unique mission content, workforce, and facilities in order to enhance and increase the capabilities, diversity and size of the Nation’s next generation workforce needed to enable future NASA discoveries.

This Amendment creates Appendix K. Phase I Applications are requested by May 5, 2015, and Phase II Submissions are due July 25, 2015.

On February 5, 2015, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014” NNH14ZHA001N was posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning Appendix K, NASA OE MUREP ASTAR Fellowships, may be directed to Brenda Collins, NASA OE Fellowships Manager, NASA Ames Research Center (ARC),

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