WSGC graduate fellowships at the University of Washington are focused on supporting Ph.D. students in STEM fields related to NASA activities.
Requirements for student applicants
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Enrollment in a Ph.D. program at the UW starting no later than Autumn 2022
- Enrollment in a STEM discipline aligned with NASA interests as outlined above
- Interest and ability to participate in WSGC activities aligned with the selected technical area (details on our current technical areas are on the UW Graduate Fellowships page)
Don’t forget to have your faculty advisor complete the faculty support form. We cannot review your application until both your application form and your advisor’s support form have been completed.
- For new applicants: July 1, 2022
- For continuing WSGC UW Grad Fellows: May 31, 2022
About the application
Before completing this form, please read the following information regarding the structure of our application.
Washington NASA Space Grant acknowledges that many application processes in higher education may perpetuate the inequities that their programs are intended to alleviate. To that end, letters of recommendation have been removed from our application processes. This blog post, written when we removed letters of recommendation from our undergraduate applications, provides detailed information on how we came to this decision.
Additionally, many applications do not make the evaluation criteria clear. There are often requirements that rely on students having a certain amount of cultural capital or knowledge of how to take a rhetorical approach to their person statements. To that end, each short essay prompt in this application will include a statement of exactly what that prompt is intended to contribute to your application and how it will be evaluated.
Please see the work of James Warren as one example of how undergraduate application essay prompts and subsequent evaluation can disadvantage low income and minoritized students.
We thank you for your application.