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Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project
December 31, 2009

[Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]

The Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project, or JPFP, seeks to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. The ultimate goal is to increase the U.S. talent pool by developing a more inclusive, multicultural and sustainable STEM workforce.

The JPFP provides up to three years of support and includes a Mentor-Protégé Initiative, Fellows Orientation, a Technical Exchange Symposium and the competitive Mini Research Award Program. The latter project provides six weeks of hands-on research experience at a NASA center or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Up to 20 fellows are selected annually. With stipends, travel allowances and tuition offsets included, JPFP award packages currently start at $24,500 per year.

Sample disciplines of recent JPFP awardees are specified below:

-Aeronautics/Aerospace.
-Environmental Sciences.
-Astronomy.
-Life Sciences.
-Biology.
-Material Sciences.
-Chemistry.
-Mathematics.
-Computers/Computer Science.
-Physical Science.
-Earth Sciences.
-Physics.
-Engineering.
-Robotics.

NASA Contact
Ms. Brenda Collins
University Affairs Manager
Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 226-8
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Phone: 650-604-3540
E-mail: brenda.j.collins@nasa.gov

Secondary Contact
United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation
ATTN: NASA Jenkins Fellowship Project
2750 Prosperity Ave. Suite 600
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Phone: 800-231-9155
E-mail: hgjfellows@uncfsp.org

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