Hawaii Space Grant Consortium
Fellowship Program – UH Manoa
The University of Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, as a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applicants for NASA Undergraduate Space Grant Fellowships to support original research projects in the fields relevant to NASAs goals as defined in the current Strategic Plan for NASA. The goal of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program is to expand opportunities for U.S. citizens to understand and participate in NASAs aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and outreach programs.
Fields relevant to NASAs goals are mainly those in science, technology, and education that are focused on understanding the Earth, exploring the Solar System and the universe beyond, understanding the origin and evolution of life, understanding how life responds to space, creating a more secure, efficient, and environmentally friendly air transportation system, inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, and mathematics, and engaging the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery.
UH Manoa Space Grant fellows have worked in engineering, geology, biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, mathematics, computer science, medicine, education and other fields.
All full-time undergraduates enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who have declared a major are eligible to apply for Fellowships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be sponsored by a mentor who is willing to guide the student for the duration of the award. Most mentors are faculty at the University but senior researchers or other qualified personnel at UH or elsewhere are eligible. Fellowship awards will be based on the quality of proposed research/study, appropriateness of proposed research to NASAs goals, and feasibility of proposed research/study within the planned academic time frame, and the academic qualifications of the student.
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 during the semester. Financial support includes a stipend of $4000 per semester and up to $500 for supplies and/or travel pertinent to their project.
Women, under-represented minorities (specifically native Hawaiians, 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.