Summer Research Scholarship

Applications are due March 5th!

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Summer Research Internships

Students may apply for summer internships, paid at an hourly rate over 10 weeks totaling up to $5,200, to pursue guided research in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or STEM education.  Mentor faculty will receive an award of $750 to cover incidental expenses. Six internships were awarded for summer 2020.  Learn more about the 2020 awardees and their research projects.  Availability of these awards is subject to funding from the Washington Space Grant Consortium, a grantee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


The awards are open to undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or graduate students in good academic standing who are enrolled in, or plan to pursue, one of the following:

•    A major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)-related field with applications to space/aerospace science or engineering, and/or:
•    A teacher preparation program (elementary or secondary) with a STEM teaching specialty

To be eligible for either, applicants must express an interest in a STEM major or teacher preparation program but need not be enrolled in a specific program at the time of application. Students must propose a basic or applied STEM or STEM education research project that address one or more of NASA’s research priorities, and must have a plan to carry out research plans under close guidance of a WWU faculty member. No previous research experience is necessary, and students proposing new research projects are encouraged to apply, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application Details

Students must apply to either the STEM major track or pre-service teacher track. Up to three internships will be awarded for each track. Applications are due by Friday, March 5th.