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 Undergraduate Research Program
Announcement of Opportunity 2014-2015

Submittal Deadline:   January 31, 2014
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.


To Apply: Application Form

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