January 14, 2021 | Jordan Prosser

NC Space Grant is excited to announce the 2021-22 Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the Graduate Research Fellowship funding opportunities. 

Undergraduate Research Scholarships

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields that support NASA’s Mission Directorates. This competitive program is for undergraduate students who wish to participate in research related to aerospace and other NASA related programs. Award recipients will develop relationships with mentors, peers, faculty and the NASA community.

Scholarship recipients will conduct research over a 12-month period, starting on June 1, 2021 and ending on May 30, 2022. The research should be supervised by a faculty mentor, and may be conducted virtually, on the home campus in accordance with university policies, and/or at an industrial or government facility. 

Applicants must be pursuing bachelor’s degrees in an area of STEM of interest to NASA and the aerospace industry and in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholars will be expected to present their research at the 2022 NC Space Grant Symposium, which will be held online or in person. 

Student applications – 5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021.

Learn more details — and apply for an Undergraduate Research Scholarship here. Read about last year’s scholars and their research here.

Graduate Research Fellowships

The Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to support graduate students by supplementing and enhancing their research experience. The objective is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in STEM fields that support NASA’s mission. Students applying should be participating in active research in a STEM field that supports NASA’s mission and the program’s objective.

Scholarship recipients will conduct research over a 12-month period, starting on  June 1, 2021 and ending on May 31, 2022. The research will be supervised by a faculty mentor and should be conducted virtually, or at the student’s home campus, or a government facility, following CDC and university guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time, advanced degree program in the STEM field and be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA. Fellows will be expected to present their research at the 2022 NC Space Grant Symposium, either online or in person. 

Student applications due  5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021.

Learn more details — and apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship here. Read about last year’s fellows and their research here.

Informational Webinars

NC Space Grant will be hosting 3 informational webinars to discuss opportunities and the application process for the currently open fellowship and scholarship programs.

Registration is required in advance and will be limited to the first 100 participants for each session.

Zoom 1, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12pm – 1pm EST
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOGupzgtHtB-t00xun2OuuXnFYe-D5eO

Zoom 2, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:30am – 12:30pm EST
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOGvrj4qGdzOmy_3ggbYyTvDJwujeK9-

Zoom 3, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3pm – 4pm EST
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwof-yhqj4sHtK7q89cL2sdY_jHo5ISXNNQ

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