University of Alaska Fairbanks

Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO23)

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

This fellowship opportunity, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities – Fall 2023 (NSTGRO23),solicits proposals on behalf individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. 

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellows will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Each recipient will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the research collaborator on 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 career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community.

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities with the faculty advisor as the Principal Investigator. 

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

All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by a university Authorized Organizational Representative (exceptions may apply; see full solicitation for details) and are due by 6 PM ET on November 2, 2022. Detailed submission instructions are provided under “Other Documents” on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTGRO23 solicitation. Potential proposers are urged 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 to enter the requested information. 

Comments and questions may be addressed by email to the Space Technology Research Grants Program, at

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; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.