Undergraduate Research Fellowships - Fall
DUE: November 2015
Wyoming Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) awards fellowships to undergraduate students attending the University of Wyoming and participating in Senior Engineering Design projects. Undergraduates who are interested in engineering careers gain valuable experience participating in design projects. Women and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
- Student should be enrolled and in good standing at the University of Wyoming and enrolled in a Senior Engineering Design course.
- Students must be U.S. Citizens.
- Faculty supervisor must have active status and/or plan to be on-site and readily available to the student.
- The maximum funding request is $1000.
- Funding is intended to be used for supplies for the Senior Design project. Students may also use funding for hourly wages at a rate of $8.75/hour while working on the research project (timesheets will be submitted).
- Applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds to cover necessary expenditures.
- Funding cannot be used for: tuition to attend special institutes or off-campus programs, international travel, advisor salary, page charges, or equipment purchases costing more than $1000.
- Projects may begin in the Fall and must must be completed by the end of May of the following year (unless other arrangements are made in advance). Any amount of money that remains unspent by the end of May of the following year will be relinquished.
Completed applications must be submitted to email@example.com by the deadline. There are three parts required for a complete application:
- Undergraduate Application Form - MS Word
- Proposal Document - Instructions
- Letter of recommendation - Submitted by the advisor; letters must come directly from the advisor and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
You should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application within two business days, if you do not receive this confirmation please contact our office.
View past proposals that were funded - Example1, Example2
AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA
Awards are based on:
- View the Reviewer Grade Sheet
- Proposals must be well written and include the
- strong scientific justification
- a clear set of goals
- an evaluation mechanism which determines successful completion of the goals
- a detailed time-line for achieving the goals outlined
- expected duties/responsibilities of the student
- an outlined budget for the project
- Letter of recommendation
- Proposals that include matching by non-federal funds that can be documented are given priority
- In the event of a reviewer tie, proposals with goals that are aligned with
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
objectives, and/or the strategic missions of one or more
Mission Directorates may be given preference over those with no
relevance. Info on these goals can be
found using the following web links:
- 2002-2006 National Space Grant Strategic Plan
- NASA's Direction for 2005 and Beyond
- The Vision for Space Exploration
- Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate - Enable a safer, more secure, efficient, and environmentally friendly air transportation system.
- Science Mission Directorate Strategic Plan, and Roadmaps - Exploring the Earth-Sun system, our own solar system, and the universe beyond.
- Science Program for NASA's Astronomy and Physics Division 2006
- Summary of the Science Plan for NASA's Science Mission Directorate 2007-2016
- Explorations Systems Mission Directorate - Direct the identification, development, and validation of exploration systems and technologies.
- Space Operations Mission Directorate - Extend the duration and boundaries of human space flight to create new opportunities for exploration and discovery.
- Fellowship recipients are expected to keep WSGC informed of their progress.
- A written FINAL REPORT is required and must be submitted in a timely manner following the completion of the fellowship.
- The student should plan on giving a public presentation on their fellowship project. This can include a presentation at the UW Undergraduate Research Day in late Spring semester.
- Students must participate in a minimum of 5 hours of public science outreach activities during the fellowship year. This can include activities like: Science Fair Judging, volunteering for Women in Science, mentoring students, helping with summer science camps, etc.
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