NASA Kentucky Space Grant & EPSCoR Programs

Kentucky’s Space Grant Consortium partners with NASA to advance research, education, & workforce development across the state. Managed alongside Kentucky’s NASA EPSCoR, these programs promote aerospace-related scientific and technological innovation in Kentucky.
** Funding programs for upcoming KY Space Grant RFP are available for preview: RFP-20-001 Preview (pdf) **
** KY Research Faculty can apply for NASA KY EPSCoR Travel Award to collaborate with NASA centers **

NASA Kentucky News

NASA Kentucky Projects 2012-2019 (pdf)NASA-KY-Awards-2012-2015
NASA-aligned research, education & workforce development projects supported by NASA KENTUCKY at colleges, universities, and affiliates across the state


Current Opportunities


RFP-20-001: NASA KY Space Grant – Program Preview (pdf) OPEN
RFP-19-003: NASA KY EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity (pdf) OPEN
RFP-19-005: NASA KY EPSCoR ISS Opportunity (pdf) CLOSED
RFP-19-006: NASA KY EPSCoR R3 Opportunity (pdf) CLOSED

NASA Student Opportunities   APPLY EARLY!

NASA Internships & Student Opportunities  Mar 8 Deadline for Summer 2020 internships
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 Educator Opportunities:

NASA Educator Opps (All grade levels)
NASA Wavelength Earth & Space Science Resources
NASA Educational Materials
NASA EXPRESS weekly opportunity newsletter
NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM)

NASA Higher Ed Faculty & Postdoc Opportunities:

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


NASA EPSCoR Stimuli Publications are now available on the NASA EPSCoR website.
• 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 Program, Kentucky’s 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.


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Contact Us

Dr. Alexandre Martin, Director

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-NASA (218-6272)

Director Emeritus:
Dr. Suzanne W. Smith

Associate Director:
Jacob Owen   859-323-4542

Accounts Manager:
Angela Back   859-323-4543


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