Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships are Available
Who are We?
NCAS-M accepts students each year into our center to become fellows, and opportunities are often available every year at each of the 13 partner institutions. Students who become fellows conduct research, connect with mentors, obtain professional development, engage with NOAA professionals and receive financial support. Also, with our mission of increasing the number of workforce-ready graduates from underrepresented communities who enter the NOAA-related sciences, our main goal is to recruit, train, and graduate fellows who are well-prepared to enter the NOAA-mission workforce.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply.
- Undergraduate and graduate student
- Attending one of the 13 partner institutions
- U.S. citizen
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Majoring in NOAA mission fields, including STEM and/or social sciences
What are the Benefits?
There are several benefits to becoming a fellow, including:
- Two-year financial support: tuition and a stipend
- Annual minimum award: $36k for doctoral students, $25k for master’s students and $12k for undergraduate students
- Training in NOAA-mission research and applications
- Mentoring and engagement with NOAA professionals
- Professional skills development workshops
Where are the partnering institutions?
Students can become a fellow at any one of our partnering institutions:
- Howard University (lead)
- Fort Valley State University
- Jackson State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- San Diego State University
- San Jose State University
- University at Albany-SUNY
- University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
- University of Texas-El Paso
- University of Maryland-Baltimore County
- University of Maryland-College Park
- Tuskegee University
- Universidad Metropolitana
Applications are screened in March for Fall applicants and November for Spring applicants. Click the button below to start your application process today.