The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Samya Rose Stumo National Air Grant Fellowship Program
By: U.S. Department of Education
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Samya Rose Stumo National Air Grant Fellowship Program opens April 1 and will accept applications from graduate students in aerospace-related fields who are interested in learning how aviation legislation and policy are developed.
Students selected for the program will spend a year in either a Congressional office that has jurisdiction over the FAA, or in an office in the executive branch of government. For example, a fellow may serve as an expert liaison and researcher for a Congressional committee.
The application process runs from April 1-30, 2023. To apply, students must be a U.S. citizen, have an undergraduate degree and be pursuing an M.A. or PhD degree in an aerospace-related field, human factors, or one of the listed engineering fields. Students must be within a year of completing that degree. Interested candidates must email 9-APL-NAGF@faa.gov the following documentation that demonstrates interest in, and qualifications for, the Fellowship, including:
- A résumé.
- Statement by the applicant describing areas of interest in aviation policy and how the Fellowship experience will be important to individual career goals.
- Letter of nomination from applicant’s academic advisor, or other appropriate academic faculty, stating the applicant’s suitability for such Congressional or executive branch experience.
- Second letter of reference from another appropriate official, which can be another academic faculty member.
- Writing sample – a brief issue paper or memo by the applicant on any subject demonstrating the applicant’s ability to communicate well.
Visit https://www.faa.gov/jobs/students/fellowships to find additional application instructions and documents.