The AOE Fellowships page provides links to some of the graduate fellowships that are available to aerospace and ocean engineering graduate students. For more information about graduate fellowships, visit the Graduate School's Funding Opportunities web page.






Special Notes

Hertz Foundation Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship $32,000 5 Years Early November Hertz Application Poster
NASA Fellowship (NESSF) NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship TBA 2017-18 Early February NESSF Application
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship $25,000 - $38,000 5 Years Early December SMART Fellowship Application
Virginia Space Grant Consortium VSGC Graduate Fellowships


2 Years

Early February

  VSGC Graduate STEM Research Fellowship (PDF) (PDF | 413KB)

ASNE American Society of Naval Engineers Fellowship


1 Year

Early February

ASNE or SNAME members only.

NASA NSPIRES NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship $68,000 1-2 Years



 Awarded for each school year
NASA NASA Aeronautics Graduate Fellowship


2-3 Years

Early January

Awarded for each school year
Department of Defense National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

$102,000 in stipend payments over 3 years

3 Years

December 9, 2016

Sea Grant Virginia Coastal Management Fellowship Variable 2 Years Early January Sea Grant Virginia Coastal Management Fellowship
The Link Foundation Link Foundation OEI Ph.D. Fellowship Program


1 Year


Link Foundation OEI Ph.D. Fellowship Program (PDF | 166KB)
Rolls Royce   Rolls Royce Graduate Fellowship $30,000 3 Years Early January   Rolls-Royce Doctoral Student Fellowship Program (PDF) (PDF | 193KB)

The information contained on this page is for reference purposes only. Details for any specific program should be obtained directly from the program sponsor.

100330-N-7058E-513 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 30, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8), with a MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle on its flight deck, stays in formation with a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) during joint counter-illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)