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Sponsor: South Carolina Space Grant Consortium

Program: Graduate Research Fellowship

Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
State: Zip:
Phone: -
Curriculum Vitae/Resume:
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Educational Information
University: What South Carolina Space Grant University will you be attending in the Fall?
Current University Standing:
GPA: (4 Point Scale)
Credit Hours:
University ID:
Transcript (Unofficial or Official):
Educational History: List the universities that you have attended not including the degree that you are currently working on. Please upload a PDF version of your transcript. If you are selected to receive the award, official transcripts may be required for verification. If you do not have a PDF conversion tool you can use one of these free on-line PDF converters: PDF Online - PDF Converter.

To ensure that your PDF files may be properly included in your application, please ensure that they are not protected via encryption, a password, a signed certificate, or in any other manner.
College/University Major Credit Hours Transcript
Project Title:
Proposal: The proposal (no more than 3 pages) should include:
  • A general outline of the project
  • Research methods to be used
  • The goals and expected results
  • The projects relevance to NASA
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Budget: The total annual requested amount (SC Space Grant + institutional, non-federal match) cannot exceed $32,000. This amount should include the student's annual stipend, not less than $28,000/year and may also include an allowance for additional research-related expenses, not to exceed $6,000. The allowance may be used to help defray tuition costs, purchase books and software, or to provide per diem and travel for the student. Requests for the allowance must be fully justified. Alternative uses for this allowance may be requested but must be consistent with the intent of the program. Funds awarded through the SC Space Grant Consortium must be applied towards the student stipend only. The required 1-to-1matching funds may be applied towards the student's stipend and allowance. A signature from the official responsible for committing the institution is required for the application. *Indirect charges (IDCs) are NOT ALLOWED on the Graduate Research Fellowship, as they are student awards.

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Budget Includes: A SC Space Grant budget for direct costs and matching costs including an estimated timetable in which the funds will be required (e.g. personnel, fringe). A budget justification should also be included.

Please use NASA Budget Form at

Mentor Approval:

I certify that my research mentor has approved the provided research proposal.

Project Faculty Advisor:
NASA Relevance: We require that all of our projects involve NASA-related research. Currently, all research at NASA falls within one or more of their 4 Mission Directorates. Please select the NASA Mission Directorate that best fits your project.

  • Aeronautics Research: Enable a safer, more secure, efficient and environmental friendly air transportation system
  • Human Exploration and Operations: Operate the International Space Station and prepare for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit.
  • Science: Exploring the Earth-Sun system, our own solar system, and the universe beyond.
  • Space Technology: Develop the crosscutting, advanced and pioneering new technologies needed for current and future missions, benefitting the aerospace industry and other agencies, and addressing national needs.

    For more details on NASA's mission directorates, please visit:

Application Type:
Renewal Essay (If applicable):
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email confirm:
Once you have submitted your application we will email them instructions on how to submit an on-line letter of recommendation on your behalf. Please inform them that they will be receiving an email from with these instructions. Letters of recommendation are due by Monday, February 6, 2023.
Personal Information for office use only
Gender: Male Female
Person With Disability: Yes No
U.S. Citizenship: I am a citizen of the United States of America. Yes No
First Generation: Will you or your siblings be the first in your family to graduate from college? Yes No
Free or Reduced Lunch: Did you qualify for subsidized school lunch? Yes No
Military Service: Have you ever served in the U.S. military? Yes No
Other Information
Photo Release:
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Information Release: I give permission to NASA and the SCSG to post my full name and award type online. Yes No
Certification: I certify that all of the information in this application is correct and that I meet all of the eligibility requirements stated. Yes No
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