NASA West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Application Information

NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium

 

Follow the steps below to submit a NASA Undergraduate Space Grant Fellowship.

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

ELIGIBILITY Each students receiving a NASA Fellowship must:

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in science/engineering/math/social science undergraduate student at Marshal University

     

    CONDITIONS:

     

    Evaluation: Students will be evaluated based on:

    • Project proposal merit. NOTE: Students applying for continuing support will be required to includes a progress report in their resume text.

    • Recommendations from faculty sponsor.

    • GPA or ACT/SAT scores

    • Scoring Sheet

     

    Application Procedure: Students applying for this NASA Fellowship can access the application site by clicking on http://nasa.wvu.edu/program_higher.html  and then clicking on "Application Login" in the middle of the page.

    1) WV Space Grant Consortium Application (https://secure.spacegrant.org/apps/?pk=wvf1). You will need to register as a new user.  Register as soon as possible in order to receive e-mail updates concerning the scholarships. Also, you can save your file and return to it as you complete the application which requests demographic information and the following:

    • One letter of recommendation from their Research Advisor. (Note: A faculty member can only act as a Research Advisor for a maximum of two NASA Fellowship projects.)

    • A copy of your university transcript in .pdf format (this does not need to be an official transcript).

    • Project description (500 words or less).  Describe the research project that you will be conducting. This description should include but not be limited to a description of the research, whether it is to be a new project or continuing support, start and end dates, significance and or uniqueness of the research, approach used to achieve the objectives, expected results, and budget. Applicants can not request more than $250 in research supplies. If the project is a team project, then applicants must clearly indicate the tasks to be completed by each team member and list their percent effort on the project.
       

      • New Project: Provide a summary that clearly state the objectives, significance, and uniqueness of the project; the approach used to achieve the objectives; and the expected outcomes of the project tasks.

        • Continuing Support: Provide a summary that states the objectives, significance and uniqueness of the research proposed for the upcoming year, and any new approaches used to achieve the objectives, and the expected outcomes of the new project tasks e). In these proposals, students should explain and justify their need for continued funding.

        • Team Project: Provide a summary of a description of the research, start and end dates, significance and or uniqueness of the research, approach used to achieve the objectives, expected results, and budget. Team project applicants must clearly indicate the tasks to be completed by each team member and list their percent effort on the project.  Each team member needs to submit an on-line application.

         

        • Note:

          • Project description over 500 words will be NOT be considered and returned without evaluation.

          • All members of the Grant Consortium Advisory Committee will evaluate proposals.  Therefore, write the summary for a broad scientific audience. Feel free to talk to the Committee member in your discipline about your proposal.

         

        Example Project (current format)

         

        Other examples (note: these are from previous years and do not necessarily follow the current format):

        Biology Example

        Chemistry Example

        Geology Example

        Math Example

        IST Example

         

    • Resume of 300 words or less in which you 

      • Describe your career and research interests in space and aerospace-related fields.

      • Describe any relevant work or co-op experience, academic awards, and/or honors.

      • Please describe your short and long term career goals (5 and 20 years).

      • If you have previously received funding from West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, you will be asked to provide your final report here.  You may submit your Sigma Xi poster for this section.

     

    If you do not get an e-mail acknowledgment or have problems with the on-line submission, contact Dr. Marcia Harrison, Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University at  (304) 696-4867 or harrison@marshall.edu.

     

    [revised 9-10-2012]