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February 24, 2021

NASA Fellowships: Aerospace History

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

  • For doctoral candidates or PhD holders in history or related field
  • Research topics in aerospace history
  • Stipend of $21,250 for six-to-nine month fellowship
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

The Fellowships in Aerospace History are offered annually by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) to support significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. These fellowships grant the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.

Three fellowships will be offered for the 2021 term. The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than January of the fellowship term. The fellow will be expected to devote the term largely to the proposed research project. The stipend is $21,250 for a six- to nine-month fellowship, which includes travel expenses. The fellowship income is classified as stipendiary—there are no provisions for paying fringe benefits or withholding taxes—and will be disbursed in equal payments over the term of the fellowship. Funds may not be used to support tuition or fees.

Applications will be entered into consideration for all three fellowships:

  • AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History
  • AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
  • HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History


  • Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.
  • Preference will be given to scholars at early stages in their careers.
  • Stipends may be awarded only to US citizens or permanent residents.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.