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Information about NASA Higher Education Programs

Published on November 3, 2008

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NASA HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS : NASA HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS ESSE 21 Annual Meeting June 28-30, 2004 Monterey, CA Dr. Carl S. Person Acting Manager MUREP/Higher Education Division Higher EducationPartnership Opportunities : Higher EducationPartnership Opportunities NASA Undergraduate Student Researchers Program (NASA-USRP)* Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)* NASA Science and Technology Scholarship Program* Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP)* Partnership Award for the Integration of Research into MSET Undergraduate Education (PAIR)* Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award (CIPA) Minority University Mathematics, Science, Technology Awards for Teacher Education Program (MASTAP)* University Research Center (URC)* NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Program (NAFP)* Faculty Awards for Research (FAR)* * Anticipate solicitations to be released Fall 2004 NASAUndergraduate Student Researchers Program (NASA-USRP) : NASAUndergraduate Student Researchers Program (NASA-USRP) Overview The NASA-USRP offers undergraduates across the United States research experiences at NASA Centers during summer and fall sessions Students will receive stipends for a 10-15 week research session at a participating NASA Center under the supervision of a NASA Technical Mentor USRP Continued : USRP Continued Program Facts Open to undergraduates enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors at the completion of the Spring 2005 semester/quarter Eligible fields of study are academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science or physical/life sciences For further information and/or to apply, go to Graduate StudentResearchers Program (GSRP) : Graduate StudentResearchers Program (GSRP) Overview NASA initiated the GSRP to cultivate additional research ties to the academic community and to broaden the base of students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering Graduate research opportunities are available in a variety of areas such as Space Science, Biological and Physical Research, and Earth Sciences Graduate researchers in Earth system science also may apply directly to the Earth Science Enterprise at GSRP Continued : GSRP Continued Program Facts Fellowships are awarded for one year and are renewable for a total of 3 years Open to full-time graduate students and undergraduates admitted to a graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university Fellowships are awarded as one-year training grants not to exceed $24,000 For further info and to apply online go to: NASA Science and Technology Scholarship Program (STSP) : NASA Science and Technology Scholarship Program (STSP) Program Facts Eligible students - Rising Freshmen - Seniors Must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident Anticipate a steady state of 200-225 students Student eligibility for up to 4 academic years Full Time student at an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and other expenses - annual limit of $20K Student academic program approved and progress reviewed annually by NASA; NASA will establish annual target academic disciplines/goals Stipend-supported annual research internship at a NASA Center or NASA-related research activities at home institution- limit of $10K for stipend and travel Service Obligation Two years of NASA service for each full academic year of scholarship enrollment; Four Year Maximum Obligation Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) : Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) Overview JPFP employs the best practices for advancing women, minorities and persons with disabilities, who are U.S. citizens, through the doctoral degree pipeline to ensure successful entry into the STEM workforce. Fellows receive stipends, tuition assistance and the opportunity to participate in a discipline-related research experience at a NASA Center. The application deadline for the 2005 competition will likely be February 1, 2005. Awards will be announced by April 15, 2005. For further info and the online application, go to the United Negro College Fund Special Programs web site at Partnership Awards for the Integration of Research into the MSET Undergraduate Curriculum (PAIR) : Partnership Awards for the Integration of Research into the MSET Undergraduate Curriculum (PAIR) Overview PAIR facilitates the integration of cutting-edge NASA-related research into the undergraduate educational experience PAIR enhances undergraduate faculty teaching and the student’s education across MSET courses and curricula specifically related to NASA Strategic Enterprise missions and human resource requirements PAIR programs are cross-disciplinary partnerships that span two or more MSET academic programs, creating a collaborative effort among MSET departments PAIR Continued : PAIR Continued Program Facts PAIR award is a four-year cooperative agreement of up to $400,000 per year Awardees enter into partnerships with a NASA Center and/or JPL or major institutions or industry with significant NASA assets PAIR funding offers a mechanism for institutionalization of the undergraduate research experience at minority institutions Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award (CIPA) : Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award (CIPA) Overview CIPA is a three-year undergraduate curriculum improvement program for minority institutions Program emphasizes improvements that are directly related to the NASA mission by infusing innovative learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into the curriculum Competitive grants up to $100,000 annually will be awarded to two- and four-year minority institutions who have received no more than $100,000 from prior NASA funding For more information and an online application, visit CIPA is administered by United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation Minority University Mathematics, Science and Technology Awards for Teacher Education Program (MASTAP) : Minority University Mathematics, Science and Technology Awards for Teacher Education Program (MASTAP) Overview MASTAP awards develop diverse and exemplary research-based math, science and technology teacher preparation and curriculum enhancement projects The objective is to increase the number of certified teachers employed in middle and secondary hard-to-staff schools MASTAP projects are collaborative efforts between minority universities and school districts with high percentages of disadvantaged students MASTAP Continued : MASTAP Continued Program Facts Awards are made annually, not to exceed $200,000 per year, up to 3 years MASTAP supplements and extends the content of NASA programs to minority universities’ teacher education curricula University Research Center (URC) : University Research Center (URC) Overview URCs are multidisciplinary research units that perform scientific and/or engineering research in support of NASA’s Strategic Enterprises URCs are established at minority institutions to seek answers to fundamental questions of science and technology that provide the foundation for NASA’s goals and objectives URC awards are used to develop mechanisms for increased participation by faculty and students at MIs in the research programs of NASA’s enterprises Awards are for 5 years, not to exceed $1.2 million per year per award Seventeen (17) minority institutions are URCs Solicitation to be released in Fall 2004 NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Program (NAFP) : NASA Administrator’s Fellowship Program (NAFP) Overview NAFP seeks to enhance the professional development of NASA employees and SMET faculty at minority institutions The program also seeks to increase the ability of these minority institutions to respond to NASA’s overall research, development and education mission The application deadline for the 2005 competition will likely be during the winter of 2005. For further info, go to United Negro College Fund Special Programs’ web site at Faculty Awards for Research (FAR) : Faculty Awards for Research (FAR) Overview The FAR program provides competitive, peer review selection of outstanding and promising engineering, physical and life science-tenured and tenure-track faculty who are capable of contributing to NASA’s research and education objectives Provides faculty members with research support and exposure to NASA peer review process FAR Continued : FAR Continued Program Facts Three award levels: Senior, $100,000/year for up to 3 years Mid-Career, $100,000/year for up to 3 years Early-Career, $10,000 one-year planning grants Principal Investigators must have a Ph.D. in a discipline applicable to NASA research needs and never been a FAR recipient Solicitation to be released Fall 2004 Internet Resources : Internet Resources For more information about NASA and its programs, visit The gateway to all NASA programs and information For all NASA education opportunities For research and education solicitations Electronic library for NASA’s educational and scientific resources

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