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Hawaii Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Fellowships Undergraduate

The University of Hawaii Space Grant College, as a participant in the national Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applications for NASA Undergraduate Space Grant Fellowships to support studies in fields related to space.

Fields related to space means scientific disciplines or fields of study (including astronomy, geology, meteorology, oceanography, math, physics, engineering, computer sciences, and life sciences) that are concerned with the understanding, utilization or exploration of space, or with the investigation of the Earth from the perspective of space.

A significant goal of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program is to encourage interdisciplinary studies and research and to train the future generation of space scientists in the physical and life sciences, math, engineering, and computer science.

All full-time undergraduates enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa who have declared a major and propose study or research with a strong space component are eligible to apply for two- semester Fellowships. In rare instances, a one-semester project may be considered. Fellowship applicants must be U.S. citizens and each applicant must be sponsored by a mentor who is willing to advise the student for the duration of the award. Awards of Fellowships will be based on academic qualifications of the student, quality of proposed research/study, appropriateness of proposed research to NASA's goals, and feasibility of proposed research/study within the planned academic time-frame.

Successful candidates will be designated University of Hawaii Space Grant Fellows. Fellows are expected to work between ten and fifteen hours a week on their projects. Financial support for Fellows includes a stipend of $3000 per semester and up to $500 for supplies and/or travel pertinent to their project. Women, under-represented minorities (specifically Native Hawaiians, Filipinos, other Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics), and physically challenged students who have interest in space-related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information visit the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium.

Questions concerning the preparation and submission of applications and the administration of this Fellowship Program should be addressed to Ed Scott at 956-3955. Students and Faculty Mentors are strongly urged to contact the Space Grant College Office prior to submission of the proposal in order to ascertain the appropriateness of the intended project.

Application Deadline: June 15th for the Fall, December 1st for the Spring