Each year, NC Space Grant awards Undergraduate Research Scholarships to students 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.
Undergraduate Research Scholarships engage the future STEM workforce in basic and/or applied aerospace-related research projects and facilitate 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 conducted during summer 2019 (defined as a minimum of 10 weeks) OR during the 2019-20 Academic Year (Fall 2019/Spring 2020).
$7,000 per student
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.
The portal is currently closed to new applications.
The Faculty Letter of Recommendation for in-process applications is due on Wednesday, April 17th.
Awards will be announced on or before May 5, 2019. Awards are contingent upon receipt of NASA funding.
Interested students must complete an online application (see link below). 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. There are additional fields required for the application however key application questions include:
1. In your own words describe the research project that you will be
conducting. The description should include but not be limited to a description of the research, start and end dates, intended results, and how you will
be working with your research mentor for the term of the award.
2. Identify which NASA Mission Directorate that your research supports and describe how your research will contribute to the mission of that Directorate.
3. Describe your career and research interests in space and aerospace-related science.
4. How will this award impact you personally and professionally?
Applicants are eligible to receive a total of two Undergraduate Research Scholarships during their academic studies.
Ms. Jobi Cook, Assistant Director, NC Space Grant