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A New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and NASA – Sponsored Program

Seton Hall University has been awarded summer undergraduate student research fellowships for science, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students by the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium-A NASA Sponsored Program.

The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further aerospace and STEM education, research, and development in New Jersey. For the 2013-2014 Summer, NJSGC has awarded Seton Hall University eight Summer Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships to administer.

Fellowship Details

  • The fellowship recipient must conduct research relevant to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or aerospace and fit into one of NASA’s missions as outlined in the web site
  • The fellow must be a full-time student at Seton Hall University. A faculty member in SHU has to agree to supervise the research of the fellow. The research will be conducted at SHU for a period of six weeks during June 1, to August 31, 2014.
  • Seton Hall University has 8 fellowships to award in Summer 2014. The fellowship amount is $2,400 per award as follows: 
    • $2000 stipend for the student (six weeks) 
    • $400 laboratory and/or computational supplies
  • By NASA mandate, only U.S. citizens are eligible
  • Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

  • Application deadline is April 1, 2014.
  • Application should include the completed application form and one page research project description from the student with the approval of faculty supervisor for the project. 
  • Application form with the research project description should be sent to Prof. Mehmet Alper Sahiner electronically at the e-mail address by April 1, 2014. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed by the faculty of the science departments at SHU.

Award Procedures and Requirements

  • Each fellowship recipient is required to write a 1,000 word report outlining the research that they have conducted after the conclusion of the project.
  • NJSGC must be properly acknowledged in any publication, presentation, or poster session involving the research.
  • NASA requests NJSGC to conduct longitudinal tracking of its fellowship recipients. The fellow will be asked to pledge to provide NJSGC information of their progress and career selection for a period of ten years after the end of the fellowship. Please note: Such information is requested only for statistical purposes, and will be published only in aggregate form—names of recipients will remain confidential. The data will only be shared with NASA.

For more information please contact:
Mehmet Alper Sahiner
(973) 761-9060


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