Seton Hall Receives Undergraduate Research Fellowships Under NASA-Sponsored Program

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Seton Hall University has been awarded summer research scholarships for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) students by the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC), a program sponsored by NASA.

Twelve scholarships will be awarded in the summer of 2022. Each will be in the amount of $2,500, including a $2,000 stipend for the student and $500 for laboratory and/or computing supplies. Fellows must conduct relevant research in STEM or aerospace fields and enroll in one of NASA’s missions, as listed on its website. They must be full-time students at Seton Hall University, conducting research under the supervision of a Seton Hall faculty member. Their research will be carried out at Seton Hall over a period of six weeks between June 1 and August 26, 2022.

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At the end of the project, each fellow must write a 1,000-word report outlining the research they conducted. The NJSGC must be duly acknowledged in any publication, presentation, or poster session involving the research. NASA asks the NJSGC to perform longitudinal tracking of its fellows. Therefore, the Fellow will be asked to provide NJSGC with information on their progress and career selection for a period of ten years after the fellowship ends. Please note that this information is requested for statistical purposes only and will only be published in aggregate form; the names of the recipients will remain confidential. Data will only be shared with NASA.

Interested students should submit their application here, All applications for the SHU-NJSGC Undergraduate Scholarship 2022 should be received by April 29, 2022. The application must include the completed application form and a one-page description of the student’s research project with approval from the faculty supervisor for the project. Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed by the faculty of Seton Hall’s science departments. By NASA mandate, only US citizens are eligible. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) was established in 1991 with a grant from NASA. The goals of the Consortium are to develop programs to advance aerospace and STEM education, research, and development in New Jersey.

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