NASA Kentucky must select a maximum of two proposals for submission to the national opportunity, Space Grant Consortium 2012 Innovative Pilot in STEM Education
NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Overview: The NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium is a NASA Higher Education program supporting student fellowships/scholarships, research initiation and workforce development in STEM areas of interest to NASA and Kentucky. Space Grant also promotes networking and cooperation among education, industry, and local, state and federal government. The recruitment and training of US Citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology is a national priority. Space Grant Consortium Programs support faculty, students and outreach through Graduate Fellowship (GF), Undergraduate Scholarship (US), Team Project (TP), Research Initiation, (RIA), Course Development/Revision (CDR), and Mini-Grant (MG) awards.
Eligibility for Space Grant Awards [RIA, GF, US, TP, CDR, MG]: Proposals will be accepted from NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Institutions. A list of Affiliate Institutions may be found at nasa.engr.uky.edu. Per NASA training grant guidelines, US Citizenship is required for students and faculty receiving direct support or reporting effort as cost-share. Reporting on current and prior awards must be up to date to be eligible for funding. Proposals from PIs who are delinquent in meeting reporting requirements may be rejected without review.
Numbers of Awards: Numbers of awards in each category are determined by the sizes of the individual awards and available program funding levels.
Review Process: The NASA Kentucky Space Grant Affiliate Representatives and external content specialists will review the proposals and rate the technical content as Definitely Fund, Fund if Possible or Do Not Fund (Review Criteria). Proposals will also be reviewed for budget compliance and programmatic alignment by NASA KY staff. As a panel, the reviewers will recommend proposals for funding to the NASA KY Director. Proposals will be rated, ranked and funded up to the budgeted amount available for each program.
Reporting Requirements: Principal Investigators are required to report research productivity and students supported using the KY EPSCoR Reporting System (KERS) during the award period, within 30 days of the end of the award (final technical report) and annually for 5 years post-award (Kentucky EPSCoR requirement). Reporting on current and prior awards must be up to date to be eligible for funding. Proposals from PIs who are delinquent in meeting reporting requirements may be rejected without review.
Program Descriptions – See full RFP for submission guidelines- RFP-13-001
Undergraduate Student Travel Scholarships – RPG-12-UGTS
Undergraduate Student Travel Scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Affiliate Institutions for travel to conferences, NASA Centers or other relevant scientific sites and events. The opportunity should provide the student with a significant experience that will enhance their education, increase knowledge in NASA related fields and encourage progress towards a STEM career.
Sample Team Projects
Dr. Thomas Bennett
Dr. Phil Lockett
Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik
Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
Mr. Kris Kimel
Kentucky State University
Dr. Robert Mania
Morehead State University
Dr. Ben Malphrus
Murray State University
Dr. James Rogers
Northern Kentucky University
Dr. Charles Hawkins
Thomas More College
Dr. Wes Ryle
Tribo Flow Separations, LLC
Dr. John Stencel
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Dr. John Kielkopf
Western Kentucky University
Dr. Mike Carini
Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
Mark Pittman, Program Manager
Jacob Owen, Program Coordinator
Cathy Wolford, Program Assistant 859-218-6272
NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Phone: 859-218-6272 (859-218-NASA)