|Undergraduate Student Research Program|
The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) provides hands-on technical and research experiences with outstanding NASA mentors. The USRP is located at 12 NASA research centers and facilities around the country. Applicants for USRP have the opportunity to submit an application to their top three NASA Center location choices.
For more information, visit the Undergraduate Student Research Program website at
NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
Also known as Space Grant, this undergraduate and graduate grant and fellowship program contributes to the nation's science enterprise by funding research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia. These institutes administer programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More than 12,000 U.S. citizens have been awarded tuition assistance in science, engineering and related fields of study. The majority of Space Grant student awards include a mentored research experience with university faculty or NASA scientists. Competitions for Space Grant awards are announced annually through the university network of each state's consortium.
For more information, visit the National Space Grant Program website at
NASA Space Radiation Summer School (NSRSS)
This three-week course is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty with an interest in radiation biology. The NASA Space Radiation Summer School at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will help researchers tackle the challenges and health effects from space radiation that are a critical safety concern for long-term space travel.
For more information, visit the NASA/BNL Space Radiation Program website at
Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program
In this NASA-sponsored program, undergraduate college students spend six weeks in an intensive program at Kennedy Space Center doing supervised laboratory work with investigators. Participants learn about planning experiments, preparing reports and making presentations. The students also attend lectures by NASA directors, scientists and astronauts.
Currently, there is no SLSTP program scheduled for 2010. Any updates on the SLSTP program status will be provided on the SLSTP website, www.slstp.nasa.gov.