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University Research Centers
June 21, 2013

[Faculty and Students Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]

The NASA University Research Centers, or URCs, project is designed to achieve a broad-based, competitive aerospace research capability among the nation's minority institutions, or MIs, that will:

-- Foster new aerospace science and technology concepts.
-- Expand the nation's base for aerospace research and development.
-- Develop mechanisms for increased participation by faculty and students of MIs in mainstream research.
-- Increase the production of socially and economically disadvantaged students.

Participants must be U.S. citizens who have historically been underrepresented and who have earned an advanced degree in a NASA-related field.

The URCs are multidisciplinary research units established at minority institutions to focus on a specific area of NASA interest. Currently, NASA supports URCs at 11 Historically Black Colleges or Universities, also known as HBCUs, and three Other Minority Universities, or OMUs.

NASA Group 4 University Research Centers Awardees Announced

The NASA Office of Education announced Sept. 9, the awarding of research grants totaling nearly $35 million to seven minority institutions.

These awards are made under the NASA Group 4 University Research Center Awards program. The NASA Group 4 awards provide funding that will continue NASA's commitment of achieving a broad based, competitive aerospace research and technology development capability among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Universities.

› View 2009 Press Release
› NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (FY 2009) (PDF)
› View 2008 Press Release
› NASA Group 4 University Research Centers (FY 2008) (PDF)

University Research Centers Website
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NASA Contact
Dr. Lance Richards
Project Manager (acting)
4876 Lilly Drive
M/S: AERO/Palmdale
Armstrong Flight Research Center
Edwards, CA 93523
Phone: (661) 276-3562
E-mail: Lance.Richards-1@nasa.gov

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