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NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Project

Applications for NASA Office of Education fellowship opportunities should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) online application system at:

Final selection for this and other NASA fellowship opportunities are contingent upon the availability of funds from the agency.

For information on applying to NASA fellowship opportunities, visit:

Aim of the project:

The JPFP aims to increase the U.S. talent pool of underrepresented groups, including women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities who receive Master's and Doctoral degrees participating in the STEM workforce.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen (either by birth or naturalization), including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories.  Note: Permanent residents and non-US citizens are ineligible for the JPFP.
  • Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. 
  • Applicants must either be within the first 3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program. Note: Persons who have advanced to doctoral candidacy are in-eligible. Non-Degree or special status students who are enrolled in masters or doctoral level courses are ineligible.
  • Minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale (B average and above). If the applicant attends an institution where scales other than 4.00 are used, the applicant's GPA must correspond to a "B" average.
  • If selected, students cannot participate in any other federally-funded fellowship or scholarship program.

Program Components:

  • Tuition/Stipend Support
  • Center-based Research Experience
    • Professional Development
    • Annual Symposium
    • Leadership Development Training 
  • Cohort Collaborative Community
    • Networking
    • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring  
    • Alumni Advocacy 

Available Award:

Tuition/Stipend Support:

  • Ph.D. Fellows - $24,000 (annually)
  • Master's Fellows - $18,000 (annually)  
  • $8500 Tuition Offset (Ph.D. and Master's Fellows)


Center-based Research Experience:

  • $8000 stipend (including travel and housing allowance) for 10 week research experience 


Primary Contact:

Sheryl Karpowicz, Project Manager, Phone: (703) 205-7625; Email:

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