NASA's University Student Research Challenge (USRC) is Open & Q&A 1/8/24

University Student Research Challenge is now open on NSPIRES and accepting three-page proposals due Jan 8, 2024

USRC seeks to challenge students to propose new ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants up to $80k for their projects and with the challenge of raising cost-share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator - requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling the advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

USRC Cycle:

Information Session/Q&A Date:

Proposal Due Date:

Cycle 3

January 8, 2024, at 2pm ET

February 22, 2024

 The USRC Q&A/Info Session and Proposal Workshop will be held on the days/times above. Please join us on TEAMS using the Meeting Link, or call in via +1 256-715-9946,,176038745#  Phone Conference ID: 176 038 745#