MSGC Student Travel Fund provides support for undergraduate students to travel to present original research at professional and academic conferences. Students may apply for an award up to $750 to offset travel costs. There are seven total awards per year with limited opportunities per semester. Application are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year but need to be completed at a minimum of 2 months prior to travel. 

For more information please see the MSGC Website.

Applications may be saved and completed at anytime. 

A travel report is due two weeks after the conference. The final report should be 1-2 (max) pages.  

Funded projects require a final report of 1.5 - 2 pages to be submitted to the MSGC office. Final presentations and final reports are the MSGC metrics for our MSGC SMART Objectives (a.k.a. the proof that we are accomplishing what we said we aimed to do). The purpose of presenting results is to share with others what was done, while purpose of the final report is to capture the impact of the internship on the individual. 

Please fill in your name and upload your final report. Please also consider separately sending your final report to your local MSGC affiliate representative. You can find your affiliates information here: https://spacegrant.montana.edu/members.html

Please fill out the following form as soon as possible following any SPOT presentation. 

You can attach any receipts and expenditures at the end of this form. 

All materials are due by April 1. 

1. Complete the questions in this application form.

2. Provide the name, department, phone number, and email address below for one reference (preferably your graduate research advisor) who will provide a letter of recommendation. Providing the email address in this form and then submitting the form will result in a notification to your advisor to supply a recommendation letter.* Recommendation letters are also due by April 1 so make sure to leave time for your advisor to submit the letter. In addition to the general recommendation, your advisor should address the following points in the letter: 

  • The reason this student is not being supported through a local Graduate Research Assistantship. 
  • Has this student applied for student support through a NASA graduate student researchers program such as FINESST?  If “yes”, describe the status of the proposal; if “no”, explain why not. 

3. Upload a research and personal statement of no more than four pages (references not counted in this limit). Your statement should describe your research as well as your educational and career goals and interests and how they relate to specific NASA areas of research.  Your statement should discuss any past, present, and planned future involvement with NASA, as well as publications, honors, and awards you may have received.

4. Upload a copy of your resume in this form.

5. Upload a copy of your unofficial graduate school transcript in this form. Entering or first year graduate students should also include a copy of your unofficial undergraduate transcript. 

*Please notify your references that they will be receiving an email from MSGC. 

Complete the questions in this application form.
Students accepted into the Apprenticeship Program are expected to devote a significant amount of time to their projects, at least 160 hours and up to 400 hours. Typical hourly pay is $13.75 per hour.

Complete the questions in this application form. In addition your application must include a 2 page proposal, including a project title, explanation of the problem to be studied and how that relates to NASA's mission, goals to be achieved, experimental approach, and references. Please include an estimate of how many hours you anticipate working on your project per week. Also the faculty mentor must write a supporting letter, describing how the student will contribute to the research project, and indicating support for the proposal.

Congratulations on accepting your MSGC award! Please complete the following information. NASA requires all Space Grant Consortia to track students who receive funding through our program. This information is not shared with any other organization and is kept confidential.

By accepting an MSGC award you agree to provide MSGC information about your studies and/or employment on request beyond the term of the award. This is part of a NASA requirement to track the long-range effectiveness of MSGC programs.

For questions please contact Chris Flynn (christina.flynn1@montana.edu) or Meredith Hecker (meredith.hecker@montana.edu)

This form is to verify presentations by MSGC funded students and give MSGC staff the ability to attend the presentations. Email is our primary form of communication.

Applications for the Hiscock Memorial Award are on a rolling deadline; submit at anytime.

The Hiscock Memorial Award will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to an undergraduate or graduate student who has previously or is currently participating in an MSGC or NASA EPSCoR program, has demonstrated a strong commitment to their educational goals, and proposes the most compelling use of the funds.  The Hiscock Memorial Award is a supplemental award that can be used for travel, research supplies, tuition expenses, or other educational expenses.  This award is made possible by generous contributions to the National Space Grant Hiscock Memorial endowment fund.

Eligibility:
Enrolled full-time as a student at an MSGC member institution.
Past or current MSGC or NASA EPSCoR participant.
Interested in space-related science, technology, or engineering.

Complete the questions in this application form.

Upload a personal statement, resume, and unofficial transcript. The personal statement should include information about your life, why you are interested in working with a NASA program, and what motivates you to pursue your major. Your resume should include a list of skills and any previous hands-on experience.
 

Provide the name, department, phone number, and email address below for two references who will provide letters of recommendation.  Once you have successfully submitted this form your referees will receive an email with a link to upload your reference. Please notify your references that they will be receiving an email from MSGC.  



Congratulations again on being accepted to participate in the upcoming MSGC Workshop! 

Please complete the following information. NASA requires all Space Grant Consortia to track students who receive funding through our program. This information is not shared with any other organization and is kept confidential.

By accepting an MSGC award you agree to provide MSGC information about your studies and/or employment on request beyond the term of the award. This is part of a NASA requirement to track the long-range effectiveness of MSGC programs.

For questions please contact Chris Gregory Flynn (christina.flynn1@montana.edu)

Montana Space Grant Consortium