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NASA PR-SPRInT Program
General information and application requirements

Who Qualifies?

  • Graduate and undergraduate students working in one of the PR-SPRInT Mentor’s Research Laboratory
  • Undergraduate students must be sophomores and above
  • Graduate students must be in their second year of graduate studies

Benefits

The PR-SPRInT Fellowship offers the following benefits, subject to successful academic performance:

Graduate students

  • $16,800 stipend per year· Up to $3,000 per year for tuition, institutional fees, and health coverage
  • $1,500 per year for travel expenses (subject to availability of funds)
  • $2,000 per year for research and educational materials

Undergraduate students

  • Up to $4,800 stipend per year
  • $1,500 per year for travel expenses (subject to availability of funds)
  • $1,000 per year for research and educational materials

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant intends to pursue a PhD degree in a STEM field
  • An undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.10 or higher
  • Meet each semester all the requirements established by their respective programs
  • Complete nine credits per semester (graduate), or twelve credits (undergraduate) per semester
  • Participate in all PR-SPRInT activities and workshops, as established in the program’s calendar for each semester
  • Serve as role model to high school students(See documents below for more information)

Required Application Documents

  • 1. Personal Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement.
  • a. Applicant must follow the guidelines of the NSF-GRFP when preparing this document.
  • b. 3 pages max, single space, margins at 1”, times new roman or arial. ( See documents above for more information and guidelines)
  • 2. Research Plan
  • a. Applicant must follow the provided guidelines to align the proposal to the NASA mission and goals.
  • b. 3 pages max, single space, margins at 1”, times new roman or arial. ( See documents below for more information and guidelines)
  • 3. Two (2) Reference Letters (one must be from research mentor)
  • a. The applicant must submit a minimum of 2 reference letters from Faculty members with knowledge about the student’s potential to become a successful student. One of the reference letters shall be from the student’s research mentor as an undergraduate or as a graduate student.
  • b. The letters must be sent to the NASA PR-SPRInT Administrator at: nilsa.aponte@upr.edu, with the subject line:
    PR-SPRInTLastNameFirstName
  • 4. Official Academic Transcripts (or student copy​)