GSRA (Graduate Student Research Assistance)

The Graduate Student Research Assistance (GSRA) program is designed to augment the lower-than-average compensation levels available to promising graduate students on LaSPACE campuses and, thereby, 1) retain more U.S. students for graduate study at consortium institutions, 2) promote diversity, and 3) assist in dissertation research. The GSRA supplement is $8,000 for a 12-month period and can be used for augmenting the student stipend, to defray dissertation related research expenses, and promote student research presentations at national meetings. Cost share on the award is required. Applications are judged on the basis of aerospace/NASA relevance of the research and overall relevance to LaSPACE research and programmatic objectives. Proposals must clearly identify the Mission Directorate priority being addressed by this project. We plan to issue three to five GSRA awards each year. Provides $8000 from LaSPACE and requires a match of $8000 from proposers.

Proposal Submissions

• Submit all properly executed proposals via email as fully searchable pdf documents to by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021.

• Important Dates:

  • Proposal Release Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
  • Anticipated Award Announcements: late June
  • Award Period of Performance: 08/15/2021 – 08/14/2022

Download Link (Word Document):  LaSPACE_GSRA_Proposal_Guidelines_2021-2022_Final
Download Link (PDF Document):  LaSPACE_GSRA_Proposal_Guidelines_2021-2022_Final