LURA (LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantship)

The LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantship (LURA) Program is directed at undergraduate science and engineering students who are interested in space/aerospace science and technology. The intent of the LURA program is to supplement and enhance the undergraduate academic curriculum by providing the science/engineering student with a hands-on, mentored research experience relevant to space sciences. A LURA project will be a joint effort between a faculty researcher, who serves as mentor and project Principal Investigator, and an undergraduate research assistant. Proposals must clearly identify the Mission Directorate priority being addressed by this project. Provides $4700 from LaSPACE with no match. 

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_LURA_Proposal_Guidelines_2021-22_Final
Download Link (PDF Document):  LaSPACE_LURA_Proposal_Guidelines_2021-22_Final