/ February 22, 2024

University of Washington faculty conducting research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are invited to participate in the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

The purpose of this Space Grant opportunity is to introduce meaningful research to undergraduate students with little to no prior research experience and mentor them.


Space Grant and the Faculty Mentor will share the cost of the research assistant’s summer stipend. Space Grant provides $3,650 and the Faculty Mentor provides matching funding of $3,650 from a non-federal source, for a total of $7300 for one full-time student research assistant.

Key Dates

Application Form Deadline: April 1, 2024 @12p

Mentor Orientations (only need to attend one session):

  • June 17, 2024@10-10:30a
  • June 18, 2024 @10-10:30a 

Space Grant Student Poster Symposium: August 16 @10a - 12p | Mary Gates Commons

What will Space Grant do? 

  • Student recruitment, administrative support, and program logistics 
  • Provide weekly co-hort professional development workshops for student research assistant for an average of 3-5 hours/week
  • 50% of a 9-week stipend per full-time undergraduate student ($3,650)

What will the Faculty Mentor do? 

  • Gain an enthusiastic student research assistant!
  • Introduce research to undergrads with little to no prior research experience and mentor them
  • Provide training for student participants 35-37hrs/wk (full-time) or 15-17 hrs/wk (half-time) work.
  • The project should provide meaningful learning experiences for students and contribute to faculty member’s research

What will students gain? 

  • Beginning research experience through your lab or project
  • Space Grant-facilitated professional development workshops
  • Summer stipend to offset living expenses during education experience. 


Q: Can I use FSF, DoD, or DoE funds as the matching fund source?
A: No. The matching funding must be from non-federal funding sources.

Q: I have a student I’m already working with. They have some research experience. Can I request them? 
A: Faculty Mentors may request one pre-identified undergraduate student, but to be considered, the Mentor must open at least one, ideally more, additional student mentee positions for a student with limited prior research experience.

For more information and/or to apply:
Deadline: 04/01/2024 12:00 Pacific Time