NASA Kentucky Space Grant Programs

Space Grant Award Opportunities

RFP-15-001: NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium 2014 RFP CLOSED


Kentucky’s Space Grant Consortium Overview

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium is a NASA Higher Education program supporting STEM areas of interest to NASA and Kentucky. Space Grant promotes networking and cooperation among education, industry, and local, state, and federal government. Recruitment and training of US citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology is a Space Grant national priority.

NASA-KY-Awards-2012-2014Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Programs support faculty, students and outreach through Graduate Fellowships (GF), Undergraduate Scholarships (US), Team Projects (TP), Research Initiation (RIA), Course Development/Revision (CDR), and Mini-Grant (MG) awards:

NASA KY Current Research Projects

Eligibility for Space Grant Awards:

Proposals will be accepted from Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Institutions as listed on this page. 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:

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. Past reporting and accomplishments will be considered in evaluation of proposals.

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). Project reporting must be up to date to meet program report cycles due annually in March and June for NASA and July for state funding.  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.

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Program Descriptions:

Space Grant Programs Summary
Graduate Fellowships (GF)
Undergraduate Scholarships (US)
Team Projects (TP)
Research Initiation Awards (RIA)
Course Development/Revision (CDR)
Mini-Grants (MG)

 

Undergraduate Student Travel Scholarships – RPG-12-UGTS

RFP-12-UGTS NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Travel Scholarships OPEN

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.

Applications due by email (nasa@uky.edu) at least one month before the planned departure date. Selection will be made within one week of receipt of application. Eligibility: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Institutions, US Citizenship required.

 

Sample Team Projects

High Altitude Student Platform (HASP)
NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI and SLI)
NASA Robotic Mining Competition
NASA/NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL)
RASC-AL ROBO-OPS
RASC-AL Lunar Wheel Design
A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites (ARLISS)
University of Evansville High Altitude Intercollegiate Balloon Competition
AIAA Student Design/Build /Fly Competition  AIAA Student Competitions
AUVSI Student Competitions
SAE Collegiate Design Series
Annual CanSat Competition

 

Additional Resources

NASA KY Space Grant Programs FAQ
NASA Mission Directorate Descriptions *
NASA Mission Directorate and Center Contacts *

*Please note the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is newly created and NASA proposal guidance does not yet reflect this change. The links above represent the most recent proposal guidelines available. Refer to NASA Mission Directorates for description of STMD.

 

Become an Affiliate

Affiliate Members

Academic

Ashland Community and Technical College
Ms. Sarah Diamond-Burroway

Bellarmine University
Dr. Thomas Bennett

Berea College
Dr. Tracy Hodge

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Ms. Tammy Liles

Centre College
Dr. Jim Kelly

Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Anthony Blose

Kentucky State University
Dr. Robert Mania

Morehead State University
Dr. Ben Malphrus

Murray State University
Dr. Aleck Leedy

Northern Kentucky University
Dr. Scott Nutter

Owensboro Community and Technical College
Mr. Shawn Payne

Thomas More College
Dr. Wes Ryle

University of Kentucky
NASA Kentucky

University of Louisville
Dr. John Kielkopf

University of Pikeville
Dr. Maiyon Park

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Dr. Michelle Dykes-Anderson

Western Kentucky University
Dr. Mike Carini


Non-Profit

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Mr. David Riggins

Institute for Aerospace Education
Dr. Tim Smith

Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
Mr. Kris Kimel

Kentucky Science Center
Ms. Kim Hunter

The Living Arts and Science Center
Ms. Katherine Bullock


Industry

Innoviator, LLC
Mr. Alan Beaven

Kentucky Space, LLC
Mr. Twyman Clements

Tribo Flow Separations, LLC
Dr. John Stencel

 

Contact Us

E-mail: nasa@uky.edu

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
859-323-4545

Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
859-323-4544

Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
859-323-4542

Mark Pittman, Program Manager
859-323-4543

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)