HIS (LaSPACE 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, 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_HIS_ProposalGuidelines_2021-2022_Final
Download Link (PDF Document): LASPACE_HIS_ProposalGuidelines_2021-2022_Final