Michigan Space Grant Consortium

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) offers a total of $100,000 of support in the form of graduate and undergraduate research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science and other related science, engineering or mathematics fields. Students working on educational research topics in mathematics, science, or technology are also eligible to apply. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts. Note: the mission of the MSGC includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA strategic interests.

This opportunity is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled at MSGC Affiliate Institutions. Applicants must have a good academic record and be in good academic standing to qualify for an award.

Students are required to identify a mentor in the faculty research, education, or public service communities with whom they intend to work and who is available to write a letter of recommendation. Affiliate representatives of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium are available to assist students with guidance on preparing their applications (note left panel).

Fellowships awards for undergraduate and graduate students are $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. Women, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application guidelines

MSGC Undergraduate-Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program

The Consortium offers up to $14,000 in support in the form of undergraduate research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and other related science, engineering, or mathematics fields. Students working on educational research topics in mathematics, science, or technology are also eligible to apply. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts.

This opportunity is available to undergraduate underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders) who are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled at MSGC Affiliate Institutions. Underrepresented minority students who have a GPA below 3.0, but have strong mentorship, do qualify for an award.

Students are required to identify a mentor in the faculty research, education, or public service communities with whom they intend to work and who is available to write a letter of recommendation.

Mentors that are U.S. citizens are eligible for $1000 of discretionary funds with no match requirement. A mentor may have up to two underrepresented minority students on his/her team. Fellowship awards for undergraduate underrepresented minority students will be $2,500 for up to two students per mentor. Affiliate representatives of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium are available to assist students with guidance on preparing their applications (note left panel). Matching from university units such as departments, Dean's, or research offices, must be confirmed by a letter from the appropriate authority and included in the application package.

Application guidelines

For additional information, please contact Dr. Bopaiah Biddanda, biddandb@gvsu.edu.

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