Launch of NASA STMD Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO23)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters issued a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) – Fall 2023, on September 2, 2022. The solicitation is available by opening the opportunities homepage for NASA research at

This scholarship opportunity, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities – Fall 2023 (NSTGRO23), invites proposals on behalf of individuals pursuing or planning to pursue masters or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in relevant disciplines of the space technology at accredited US universities.

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellows will conduct research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Each recipient will be paired with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as a research collaborator for the award. Through this collaboration, graduate students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their academic and professional goals, gain a more detailed understanding of the potential end-use applications of their space technologies and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community.

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be awarded in the form of grants to accredited US universities with the academic advisor as the principal investigator.

This solicitation covers proposals for new awards only; pursuit of existing rewards is handled separately.

All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized university organizational representative (exceptions may apply; see full solicitation for details) and must be submitted by 6 p.m. ET on November 2, 2022. Detailed submission instructions are provided under “Other Documents” on the NSPIRES webpage associated with solicitation NSTGRO23. Prospective applicants are requested 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 enter the requested information.

Comments and questions can be emailed to the Space Technology Research Grants Program at [email protected]

Responses to inquiries will be answered by email and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; the anonymity of persons/institutions submitting questions will be preserved.

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