RFP-12-UGTS: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Travel Scholarships OPEN
RFP-14-002: NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium 2013 RFP CLOSED
NASA Kentucky expects to release its 2014-2015 call for proposals in August 2014.
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.
Kentucky 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.
Proposals will be accepted from NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Institutions. Affiliate Institutions are 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 in each category are determined by the sizes of the individual awards and available program funding levels.
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. Past reporting and accomplishments will be considered in evaluation of proposals.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 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
*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.
Dr. Thomas Bennett
Dr. Tracy Hodge
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Ms. Tammy Liles
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
University of Louisville
Dr. John Kielkopf
Western Kentucky University
Dr. Mike Carini
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Mr. Ed Murphy
Institute for Aerospace Education
Dr. Tim Smith
Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
Mr. Kris Kimel
Kentucky Science Center
Ms. Kim Hunter
Mr. Alan Beaven
Kentucky Space, LLC
Mr. Twyman Clements
Theta Tech Solutions, LLC
Mr. Job D. Turner
Tribo Flow Separations, LLC
Dr. John Stencel
Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
Mark Pittman, Program Manager
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)