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NASA Ames Robotics Academy - Stipend

It is a RoboAcad requirement that all college interns must receive a stipend of at least $3,000 to offset the cost of travel and summer living expenses. However, the NASA Ames/Silicon Valley area of California is a high-cost area. Depending on your travel expenses, we recommend asking for at least $4,000 in support to pay for the 10-week living costs. No student will be allowed to "work for free." RoboAcad will not consider funding from relatives or friends as a fulfilling the stipend requirement. This is done to level the playing field, making sure economic status does not influence the RoboAcad selection process.

The recommended funding mechanism for this NASA program is one the Space Grant Consortiums or Foundations.

  • A complete listing can be found here.
  • If your local Space Grant cannot provide funding, you may substitute scholarship, grant, or stipend funds from a corporate, non-profit agency, or university organization, pending our approval.

    Formal written proof of a stipend/scholarship award must be submitted to the RoboAcad Staff before the start of the Academy. All acceptance letters addressed to RoboAcad 2011 interns will contain the language that acceptance into our program is contingent upon providing proof of appropriate funding.

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    Curator: Robotics Academy Staff
    NASA Official: Brenda Collins
    Last Updated: May 29, 2018
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