Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project
The ultimate goal is to increase the U.S. talent pool by developing a more inclusive, multicultural and sustainable STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) 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.