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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.

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.

AWARD

  • 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.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Completed applications must be submitted to wsgc@uwyo.edu by the deadline.  There are three parts required for a complete application:

  1. Undergraduate Application Form - MS Word
  2. Proposal Document - Instructions
  3. Letter of recommendation - Submitted by the advisor; letters must come directly from the advisor and can be submitted to wsgc@uwyo.edu

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 following elements:
    1. strong scientific justification
    2. a clear set of goals
    3. an evaluation mechanism which determines successful completion of the goals
    4. a detailed time-line for achieving the goals outlined
    5. expected duties/responsibilities of the student
    6. an outlined budget for the project
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proposals that include matching by non-federal funds that can be documented are given priority

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

EXPECTATIONS

  • 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.

PAST RECIPIENTS

 

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