Graduate Research Assistantship

Basic Information

Administrator: Tara Scozarro, MPA
Scholarship Sponsor: NASA SC Space Grant Consortium
Address: 66 George Street Charleston, SC 29424
Phone Number: 843-953-5463

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Additional Information

Amount of Scholarship: 10000
Number of Awards: n/a
Available to Class Level: Graduate
Requirements: Institution must match the amount award by the SC Space Grant Consortium. Proposals for the GSRP must be written by the student. Continuing students are advised to enlist the aid of their faculty advisor for guidance, review, and commentary on the written material prior to submission. Students who have applied for admission to graduate school, but have not begun their first semester, must identify a faculty member who has agreed to be their faculty advisor and who can provide a written description of the proposed research and a budget. Resume Education Information to include unofficial transcripts Faculty Advisor Information Research Proposal (no more than 3 pages-references not included in page count): General outline of the project Research methods to be used Goals and expected results Relevance to NASA Research Term Awarded for a period of one year starting in either May or August (prorated if anticipated tenure is less than 12 months) Application Type New or Renewal - renewals are available on a competitive basis for a total of three years, contingent on availability of funds and on satisfactory progress as reflected in performance evaluations. For Renewals—please include a paragraph detailing your current project outcomes and the importance to NASA of receiving a renewal. Budget The total annual requested amount (SC Space Grant + institutional match) cannot exceed $20,000. This amount should include the student's annual stipend, not less than $17,000/year annualized (prorated if the term of appointment is less than 12 months) and an allowance for additional research-related expenses, not to exceed $3,000. The allowance may be used to help defray tuition costs, purchase books and software, or to provide per diem and travel for the student. Requests for the allowance must be fully justified. Alternative uses for this allowance may be requested but must be consistent with the intent of the program. Funds awarded through the SC Space Grant Consortium must be applied towards the student stipend only. The required 1-to-1matching funds may be applied towards the student's stipend and allowance.
Eligibility: All applicants must be either full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited consortium member institution or an applicant for full time admission to a Masters or Doctorate program in an accredited consortium member institution. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. An individual accepting this award may not concurrently receive other Federal fellowships or traineeships. Underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Purpose of Award: The Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) is designed to help meet the continuing needs of the aeronautics and space effort by increasing the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in aerospace, space science, space applications and space technology. The GRA Program awards assitantships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.
Renewable: No; students must re-apply
Applicaiton Online: Yes
Application Fees: None