FASST Scholarships for Undergraduates

Students in their junior and senior years are eligible for scholarships. These scholarships provide stipends for students majoring in physics and related disciplines to carry out a Concentration in Astrophysics and to conduct supervised research. During the academic year, research is conducted with mentors at Fisk and Vanderbilt, including observational astrophysics using the SMARTS telescopes in Chile and development of high-energy solid-state detectors at the Fisk Center for Photonic Materials and Devices. During the summer, students have the opportunity to conduct research at Yale University, University of Wisconsin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and other sites.  To apply for an FASST Scholarship, please contact on of the FASST program directors.

Other Scholarships and Fellowships


Program Description Deadline

Various Scholarships Listed

Four-year scholarships for Fisk undergraduates. See website for application procedure and forms. February 1
Department of Homeland Security
Undergraduate and graduate fellowships February 19

Graduate and Postdoctoral


GEM National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science



The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.
November 1
National Physical Sciences Consortium (NPSC)

Graduate fellowships for six years. November 15
Ford Foundation Fellowships
Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships.
November 19

NASA Harriett Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program



Annually, up to 20 US citizens are selected to receive up to 3 years of fellowship support leading to doctoral degrees in NASA-related disciplines. Fellowships are awarded to applicants that have been accepted into or currently attending an accredited Masters or Doctoral program.
February 1

Department of Homeland Security

Undergraduate and graduate fellowships. February 19