2004 NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program

The Council on Undergraduate Research is proud to be a partner with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium in the development and administration of NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP). CUR is helping to publicize the program and has produced a new booklet, "How To Mentor Undergraduates", for use in the program. Also available now in an edition for faculty mentors. CUR is also assisting the Va. Space Grant Consortium in the development of a handbook for students who go to an off campus site for an intensive research experience. The deadline for 2004 USRP has passed.
Mason Munroe at NASA Langley
Will Machado at NASA Langley
NASA is seeking undergraduate students from diverse communities who are interested in a challenging research experience at a NASA center . 10-week Summer sessions and 15-week Fall sessions will available. Aligned with NASA’s research and development mission, the USRP program provides students with a technical mentor and excellent hands-on experience. Students will receive weekly stipends of $500, plus round-trip travel allowance.
The USRP program seeks to extend and strengthen NASA’s commitment to educational excellence and university research.


Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in NASA’s Undergraduate Student Research Program:
  • Must be classified as a rising junior or senior after Spring 2004 semester /quarter
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. College or University (community college students may apply, however placement is contingent on matriculation into a four-year institution)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Eligible fields of study are academic majors or demonstrated coursework or concentration in engineering, mathematics, compute science or physical/life science
  • Demonstrated strong interest/commitment to one of the above career fields or disciplines (e.g., science/math/engineering fairs, clubs or awards; tutoring/mentoring; internships or other elated experience)
NASA-USRP is managed for NASA by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium with support from Space Grant Foundation, Council on Undergraduate Research, National Society of Black Engineers, and American Association of Community Colleges.
USRP applications and deadlines, visit NASA_USRP