2012-2013 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Each year, NC Space Grant awards Undergraduate Research Scholarships to students attending its member institutions who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that support NASA’s mission. This competitively awarded program engages the future STEM workforce in basic and/or applied aerospace-related research projects and facilitates the development of mentor relationships between students, faculty and the NASA community.

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program requires that students participate in an active, identified research activity in STEM that has aerospace and NASA applications. The research must be supervised by a faculty mentor and may be conducted on the home campus or at an industrial or government facility. The research activity should be continuous and may be conducted anytime during the academic year, summer (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks) or both.

Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive scholarship program supported by NASA and the State of North Carolina. Awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise. (Examples of exemplary Undergraduate Research Scholarship applications)

Award Levels

Academic year: $4,000
Summer on-campus: $5,000
Summer off-campus at a NASA center, industry or other research facility: $6,000

Applicants must indicate on their application whether they are applying for an academic, summer on-campus, or summer internship (NASA or industry center). Students applying for a NASA internship must complete an application through the NASA One Stop Shopping site and also complete an NC Space Grant online application.

Eligibility Requirements

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship applicant must be:

Applicants are eligible to receive a total of two Undergraduate Research Scholarships during their academic studies.

Please review the FAQ page for more information.

Applying for an Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST February 24, 2012

(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 29, 2012)
Awards will be announced by mid April 2012.

Apply here.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements

At the conclusion of the award period, selected students are required to submit a research summary to NC Space Grant.

Additionally, awardees must:

For questions, please contact:
Tom Knott, Technology and Communications Specialist
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4171
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
tom_knott@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-4240

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