Undergraduate Research Program
Announcement of Opportunity 2014-2015
Award Announcements: March 14, 2014
Research awards will be provided to qualified undergraduate students to create
and implement a small research study of their own design that is directly
related to their interests and career objectives in space science, aerospace, or
space-related studies. The student may work alone or with a faculty or research
staff advisor; however, the conceptualization and design of the project should
be their own. Awards will emphasize effective student research and mentoring
arrangements. Students from small colleges and universities, and from
departments with newly developing space research infrastructure, are especially
encouraged to apply. WSGC will facilitate mentoring arrangements if necessary.
Current & Past Award Recipients
Up to a $3,500* independent research award for the 2014 summer session or
2014-2015 academic year. An additional $500 may be awarded for exceptional
expenses, such as high travel costs to conduct field work. Note that the total
funding awarded from the WSGC Scholarship Program and this Undergraduate
Research program will not exceed $3,500.
*Subject to availability of funds.
- U.S. citizen
- enrolled full-time in, admitted to, or applied to any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university
- minimum 3.0 GPA (Proposals that include a GPA of less than 3.0 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.)
- above average SAT/ACT scores
- research project related to aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies
- completed application packet (see Additional Requirements link below)
Before applying, please read the Additional Requirements.
After acceptance, please read
What Recipients Need To Know.
The Consortium invites applications for Undergraduate Research Awards for the
2014-2015 academic year. Application forms must be completed, and be accompanied
by supporting documentation. The Consortium especially encourages applications
from members of minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities, and from
those pursuing interdisciplinary aerospace studies in, but not limited to,
engineering, the sciences, architecture, law, business, nursing and medicine.
Award winners will be chosen based on academic performance, space-related
promise, and the application.
For instructions on applying, please read the Undergraduate Research Application Instructions
Questions about Undergraduate Research, contact:
Gubbi R. Sudhakaran, Associate Director for Research Infrastructure
Tel: (608)785-8431; Fax: (608)785-8403