NASA West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Application Information for Marshall University Students

NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium

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

Application deadline: September 25, 2017; Research endorsements and faculty advisor evaluations are due by Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: Each student 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:

  • Fellowship recipients must be able to complete 10 hours of research work per week during the spring semester.
  • NASA fellowship participants are required to present their work at the Marshall University Creativity and Research Day, held annually by the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
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    Evaluation: - Students will be evaluated based on:

  • Project proposal merits. NOTE: Students who previously received a NASA Fellowship should apply for continuing support and will be required to include a progress report in their application.
  • Recommendation from their research advisor.
  • GPA or ACT/SAT scores

     

    Application Procedure: Students applying for this NASA Fellowship must apply through the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium website using the online application form. Step-by-step application guide

    For this application students will need to include the following:

    1) 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 final application.

    2) Name, phone number, and e-mail of your Research Advisor. Once you submit the application, your faculty advisor will receive an e-mail and a link to a Research Advisor Endorsement and Evaluation Form. (Note: A faculty member can only act as a Research Advisor for a maximum of two NASA Fellowship projects.)

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

    4) A resume. Creating a Résumé or CV.

    5) Project description: Submissions should be no more than two (2) single-spaced pages in font size 12, one inch margins and Times New Roman font. 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, an approach used to achieve the objectives, and expected results. Applicants MAY NOT request supply money. It is expected that supplies will be available from their department. 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: For students who have previously received a NASA Fellowship, you will be asked to include a progress report from your previous research. A poster presentation may be submitted as a report. If the proposed research is a new project, follow the guidelines above. If you are requesting support for an ongoing project, 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. 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, and expected results. 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: in Team Projects, the student researchers split the $1000 stipend.

    Note:

  • Project description over 2 pages 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.
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    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 8-21-2017]