HIS (HBCU Institutional Scholars)

The LaSPACE HBCU Institutional Scholars (HIS) program is directed at HBCU LaSPACE affiliates to provide support for an institutional program for mentoring undergraduate STEM students who are members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering professions, and engaging them in space/aerospace science and technology research or experiential experiences. The intent of the HIS program is for the institution to develop and maintain a coordinated program to attract, engage, and retain HBCU students in STEM fields providing training not normally obtained in the classroom such as technical presentation skills, mentoring to guide the student through their academic program, providing experiences relevant to aerospace / space sciences, and exposing the students to alternate NASA related careers. The HIS program provides a block grant of up to $25,000 to a LaSPACE affiliated HBCU for attracting, engaging, and retaining students in aerospace / NASA related STEM fields.  All proposals must be submitted via a Faculty Principle Investigator (PI) and routed through appropriate campus offices for institutional sign-off before being submitted.

 Proposal Submissions

• Submit all properly executed proposals via email as fully searchable pdf documents to laspace@lsu.edu by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 22, 2022

• Important Dates:

  • Proposal Release Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Anticipated Award Announcements: May
  • Award Period of Performance: 08/15/2022 – 08/14/2023

Download Link (Word Document):  LASPACE_HIS_ProposalGuidelines_2022-2023
Download Link (PDF Document):    LASPACE_HIS_ProposalGuidelines_2022-2023