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Maine Space Grant Consortium UMaine Program Graduate Research Fellowhip

The focus of the proposed project must be aligned with the research priorities of NASA’s earth and space science strategic enterprises. The project may be an ongoing one or a new project. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded on an annual basis. The graduate research fellow and a faculty advisor shall agree to provide the end data for the project in the form of a final project summary and an informational CMIS form which will be provided by the sponsor.

Eligibility

For a student to be eligible for a Graduate Research Fellowship Award, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be a US citizen, and
  • The student must be enrolled or intending to enroll on a full-time basis in an approved graduate program at the University of Maine.

Duration of a Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Fellowships are available for the summer 2017 (May 15- Sept 1).

Amount of Awards

Graduate fellowships of $6,000 each are available and act as a Research Assistantship Supplement. Priority will be given to students in underrepresented groups as defined by NASA. Tuition support, health insurance, travel, or supplies are not included. This award is only to cover stipend. 

Deadline for Submission

Please apply online by 4:00 pm EST on Monday May 1st, 2017, at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/qagibginHAxrpxUV2

 

Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and Scholarship Program  

at the University of Maine  Space Grant 26

Year 2016-2017

 

Mission

The Maine Space Grant Consortium is an affiliate of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The mission of the Maine Space Grant Consortium is to support NASA’s mission and four strategic enterprises by strengthening Maine’s aerospace-related research and education assets, which are critical to the Agency.

 

Purpose of the Fellowship & Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and Scholarship Programs at the University of Maine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, earth science, and human exploration/space development, and other science or engineering related fields. These awards are limited to U.S. citizens. With Maine Space Grant Fellowships and Scholarships support, undergraduate and graduate students at affiliated institutions need to meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Conduct research in areas of interest to NASA,
  • Spend time conducting research at a NASA flight center,
  • Facilitate the development of a liaison between researchers at the University of Maine and one of NASA’s centers, and
  • Facilitate technology transfer from the University of Maine to industry.

All applications submitted to this program will be critically evaluated based on their relevance to NASA’s mission for the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Collaboration with researchers at NASA Spaceflight centers is highly encouraged as well as collaboration with industry, among departments within the same institution, and among institutions within the State of Maine. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply to this program.

As part of the awardee acceptance, an awardee will be expected to sign a release of information form, a release for promotional materials and agree to writing and submitting a final report in a format prescribed by MSGC.

The following pages detail the intent, requirements, and awards for the Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and Scholarship Programs at the University of Maine.



Application Instructions

Each application should include the following components:

  • Complete applicant information on online cover page
  • Project summary (not to exceed 250 words)
  • A narrative description of the project (not to exceed 1000 words)
  • Student resumes and transcripts submitted in PDF form as an attachment to the application.

It is strongly recommended that students contact a faculty advisor prior to preparing the application.

Review Process

Applications should be written so that a reviewer who is not in the same technical field can understand the goals, objectives, and scope of work, anticipated resources, and benefits to the body of knowledge or science. For an undergraduate scholarship, a statement should be made in the summary regarding your motivation to pursue graduate studies. A subcommittee appointed by the MSGC as University of Maine Representatives will conduct the proposal selection.

Proposal Selection Criteria

An applicant must include evidence that the project will enhance the research areas of interest to NASA.

The following criteria will be central to the evaluation of applications:

  • The quality of the proposal summary and/or narrative. and alignment with one of NASA’s interests
  • The qualifications of the student.
  • The level of faculty supervision.
  • NASA collaboration (preferred but not required)

Contact Information

Questions shall be directed via Email to cugr@maine.edu or by phone at 207-581- 3583.

You can also stop by CUGR office at 207 Crossland Hall.


Maine Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The focus of the proposed project must be aligned with the research priorities of NASA’s earth and space science strategic enterprises. The proposed project may be an ongoing one or a new project. The scholarship will be in the form of an undergraduate research assistantship. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded on an annual basis. The undergraduate research assistant and a faculty supervisor shall agree to provide the end data for the project in the form of a final project summary and an informational CMIS form which will be provided by the sponsor.

 

Eligibility

For a student to be eligible for an Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be a US citizen, and
  • The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis in an approved undergraduate program at the University of Maine.

Duration of an Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award

Scholarships are available for one year. A student must reapply for a continuation of an award beyond the first year. The limit for any given student is two awards. Students are expected to work during the summer months and when funds permit during the semester.

Amount of Awards

A scholarship award for an undergraduate student is approximately $1,000 per award. Priority will be given to students in underrepresented groups as defined by NASA.

Deadline for Submission

Please apply online by 4:00 pm EST on Friday, December 16, 2016, at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/qagibginHAxrpxUV2

Anticipated Project Start Date

The award will be announced on Jan 17, 2017. It is anticipated that the project will start in the spring semester.


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