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 $4500 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 Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

• Important Dates:

  • Proposal Release Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Anticipated Award Announcements: July 2024
  • Award Period of Performance: 08/15/2024 – 05/31/2025

Download Link (Word Document):LaSPACE_LURA_Proposal_Guidelines_2024-2025 – Round 2
Download Link (PDF Document): LaSPACE_LURA_Proposal_Guidelines_2024-2025 – Round 2