The NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP) was developed in 2000 with a mission to increase the number of underrepresented persons with master's and doctoral degrees in the NASA pipeline, and ultimately in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Each year the project supports up to 20 fellows. For ten consecutive years, JPFP has employed a holistic approach to graduate student preparation by successfully addressing the need for supporting, mentoring, coaching and nurturing students during their graduate school experience. This holistic approach, coupled with professional development training, undoubtedly makes the JPFP one of the most unique and competitive graduate fellowship programs available.
Applicants: 1) 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. 2) 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 ineligible. Non-Degree or special status students who are enrolled in masters or doctoral level courses are ineligible. 3) Cannot participate in any other federally-funded fellowship or scholarship program 4) Fellows are required to be enrolled as a full-time student. Although the fellowship is not renewable during the three-year period, the availability of support for subsequent years is subject to availability of funds and contingent upon certification to NASA by the fellow's institution that the fellow is making satisfactory academic progress toward an advanced degree