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James A. Abrahamson Space Leader Fellowship

James A. Abrahamson Space Leader Fellowship

Date and Time

Sunday, August 25, 2024 5:00 PM


The Abrahamson Space Leader Fellowship is anticipated to last 12 months. Fellows will work with a CASIS mentor and a subject matter expert in a field relevant to the student’s major area of study and aerospace career interest. With the guidance of the CASIS mentor and opportunities to network with ISS National Lab stakeholders, the fellow will develop and execute a concept proposal to advance the ISS National Lab’s mission.

All concept proposals will be reviewed and approved by a CASIS subject matter expert. Proposals will focus on key areas of interest to the fellows and their career aspirations. They will be designed to allow for maximum exposure to the ISS National Lab mission and the greater LEO commercialization effort. Fellows will also have an opportunity to submit their concept proposal for review to present at the annual ISS Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC), typically held in July or August each year. Each fellow’s experience will be unique, but all will exit with knowledge of new space commercialization endeavors, a comprehensive understanding of research and development efforts on the ISS National Lab, and introductions to aerospace leaders and stakeholders in the ISS National Lab mission.


  • Applications will be accepted from students who are part of underrepresented groups in aerospace, education, or related STEM fields in their junior or senior years. Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree or graduate students in their first or second year pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate at any U.S. accredited academic institution. This includes non-STEM majors who intend to enter the workforce in a way that is related to the growing economy in low Earth orbit.
  • Applicants should intend to pursue a career in aerospace or a related STEM field.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (U.S. person defined under 22 U.S. Code §6010).
  • Applicants may have diverse experience and academic interests that include science, engineering, business, communications, education, management, or other fields related to aerospace.


Each fellow will receive a one-time fellowship of $5,000 plus reimbursement for authorized sponsored travel expenses.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.issnationallab.org/higher-education-opportunities/james-a-abrahamson-space-leader-fellowship/


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