Call for Proposals — NASA Fellowship Activity 2021

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), titled NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The 2021 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support OSTEM objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 is an omnibus announcement that can include various NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fellowship opportunities for graduate students. Specific Program Elements will be issued periodically throughout the year as Appendices to this solicitation with individual requirements and milestones.

The following Appendix to NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 has been released:

APPENDIX K: Program Element One: Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (MSI Fellowships 2021)

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.

For full program details, visit: NASA Fellowship Activity 2021. An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented on April 7, 2021 and May 4, 2021 – time to be announced. Pre-registration to participate in the webinar will be required. The information to join the meeting via the web will be posted on the solicitation webpage MSI Fellowships 2021 once the information is available.

To submit a question to be addressed during the webinar please contact Carolyn Knowles at