Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
Activities and Programs at MUW
June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021
Undergraduate Research Internship Awards
Provides undergraduate research scholarships for qualified students to work in on faculty-led lab projects or lab-associated activities. Candidates must have arranged for a faculty member to act as their prospective mentor before submitting their application. The candidates will be selected by a committee composed of sciences/mathematics faculty from qualified MUW sciences/mathematics majors to enable successful candidates to pursue research in their fields. U.S. Citizenship required. Click on the link below. Deadline for submitted applications is 16 Sept 2020.
2020-2021 Application form for student research scholarships
Undergraduate Preservice Teacher Awards
Provides undergraduate teaching scholarships to students that will be doing a preservice teaching internship as part of their degree requirements in STEM classes at a K-12 school. The candidates will be selected by a committee composed of sciences/mathematics faculty, from qualified MUW senior sciences/mathematics majors to support them during their penultimate, full-time teaching internship semester. U.S. Citizenship required. Click on the link below. Deadline for submitted applications is 16 Sept 2020.
2020-2021 Application form for student preservice teaching scholarships
Faculty Research Infrastructure Award
Provides funds for faculty, selected by a committee composed of sciences/mathematics faculty, to pay for research supplies associated with mentoring specific undergraduate researchers. Candidates must specifiy which undergraduate students will be worlking and funds must be used to fund those stduents' activities. U.S. Citizenship required. Click on the link below. Deadline for submitted applications is 16 Sept 2020.
2020-2021 Application form for faculty funding for research with undergraduates
Travel to Sciences/Mathematics Meetings
Provides opportunities for selected MUW undergraduate students to attend regional and/or national professional meetings proposed and sponsored by faculty. The applications should be filled out by sponsoring faculty. Click on the link below. Faculty should submit applications as soon as travel is planned. No deadline.
2020-21 Application for undergraduate travel to scientific or mathematics meetings.
About the program
The Mississippi Space Consortium is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Fund.
NASA initiated this program in 1989 as a national network of colleges of universities, working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research, and public outreach efforts. The network currently includes over 850 affiliates, from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. MUW is one of the affiliate universities in this program.
Highlights of NASA's STEM engagements in 2019: