The Undergraduate Student Research Award is designed to increase the number of highly trained scientists and engineers and enable undergraduate students to conduct NASA-related research. Research money awarded by the SC Space Grant Consortium will be administered as a stipend through your institution’s Grants and Sponsored Programs Offices. Applicants must have an interest in aerospace and space-related studies. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the basic sciences, science education, astronomy, planetary science, environmental studies, and engineering. We are now requiring that you participate in at least one Outreach/Public Engagement activity event during your award period. SC Space Grant participates in many events each year, and you may join us at any time. Past events include the Charleston STEM festival, Camp Happy Days Summer camp, and the NASA STEM Expo. Application requirements include: Project Title and Research Term (Academic Year or Summer); Research Proposal (no more than 2 pages-references not included in page count) with General outline of the project, Research methods to be used, Goals and expected results, and Relevance to NASA; Project Advisor; and 2 letters of recommendation, 1 of which MUST be from your faculty research project advisor. Faculty Letters of Recommendation are due on February 5, 2021.
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