The Space Policy Institute currently awards one to three new fellowships at the beginning of each academic term to full-time master’s policy students. The awards consist of a stipend of $16,000 and 10-20 hours of tuition credit each year (Elliott School fees are not included). These fellowships may be renewable and held for a maximum of two years. As is it expected that students will intern or work in industry, government, or at not for profits in the Washington, D.C. space community on a part-time basis while pursuing their degree, these fellowships reduce the financial burden of attendance.

The Space Policy Institute also offers one first-year student each year the opportunity to work paid, part-time (20 hours/week), as Staff Assistant. The Staff Assistant works very closely with the Director and gets to meet and speak with many of the key players in the space policy community.