KY Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR
Advancing opportunities for NASA research, inclusive STEM engagement & workforce development in Kentucky.

Administered for Kentucky by UK Aerospace Engineering.

NASA Kentucky News

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NASA-KY-AwardsNASA Kentucky Projects 2016-2022 (pdf)
Recent projects for NASA-aligned research, education & workforce development funded at KY colleges, universities and affiliates.

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­Current Opportunities

RFP-24-001: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Programs 2024 (pdf) CLOSED
RFP-24-002: NASA KY EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) (pdf) CLOSED
RFP-24-003: NASA KY EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity (ISS) FY2024 (pdf) CLOSED
RFP-23-001: NASA KY EPSCoR Faculty Research Travel Opportunity (RT) (pdf) OPEN
RFP-23-004: NASA KY EPSCoR Research Award (RA) Pre-Proposals 2023 (pdf) CLOSED
RFP-23-005: NASA KY EPSCoR Rapid Response (R3) White Papers 2024 (pdf) CLOSED

NASA Opportunities for Students: APPLY NOW!

NASA STEM Current Opportunities
NASA Internships & Student Opportunities
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Deadline varies
NASA Pathways Co-Op Internships Deadline varies
NASA International Student Opportunities
Exploring Careers @ NASA
All Grade Levels

NASA Opportunities for Educators:

NASA STEM Current Opportunities
NASA CONNECTS Network of Educators
NASA Educator Resources (All grade levels)
NASA K-12 Educational Resources
NASA Wavelength Earth & Space Science Resources
NASA EXPRESS weekly newsletter

NASA Higher Ed Faculty & Postdoc Opportunities:

NSPIRES NASA Research Opportunities
NASA Postdoctoral Program Deadline varies
NASA Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP)
NASA for Higher Ed Educators


• NASA Kentucky recently hosted an Aerospace Research in Kentucky session at the Kentucky Academy of Science 2023 meeting. Abstracts are available.
• Visit the updated National Space Grant Foundation website to learn about new student opportunities.
• National Council of Space Grant Directors 25th Anniversary Space Grant Book is available online (PDF 25MB). Kentucky Space Grant Consortium featured on pgs. 38-39.

About NASA Kentucky
NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium

In partnership with NASA’s National Space Grant College & Fellowship Program, the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium provides opportunities in aerospace-related research and education for Kentucky colleges, universities, community colleges, non-profits, and industry affiliates. More information available at NASA Kentucky Space Grant.

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR

Kentucky’s NASA EPSCoR Program provides funding for NASA-related research projects within the state. Any Kentucky institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. More information available at NASA Kentucky EPSCoR.

Contact Us

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs

Dr. Alexandre Martin, Director

University of Kentucky College of Engineering
151 R.G. Anderson Bldg (RGAN)
Lexington, KY 40506-0503

Phone: 859-218-NASA (218-6272)

Director Emeritus:
Dr. Suzanne W. Smith

Associate Director:
Jacob Owen   859-323-4542

Accounts Manager:
Angela Back   859-323-4543