Answers to frequently asked questions about the NASA Kentucky program are available here:

FAQ:  NASA KY Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Top questions:

Q: How do I apply for funding?

A: Faculty members and project leads can submit proposals responding to NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR solicitations, through their research offices. Students can be nominated by faculty members for Space Grant funding or apply directly to NASA for internships and other opportunities.

Q: As a Kentucky college student, how do I get involved?

A: Visit the KY Space Grant Consortium web page to determine the Affiliate Representative from your school and contact them for more information. Review our website’s project list (pdf) for faculty at your institution who have received NASA Kentucky awards and contact them for more information about their projects.

Additional opportunities include NASA internships and other programs listed under the KY Students section of our website.

Q: As a researcher, how do I find a NASA Collaborator if I do not already have one?

A: The best way for a researcher to find a potential NASA collaborator is to survey conference or journal papers authored by NASA researchers in your area. Emailing or calling them to inquire about their research will introduce your related interests and can lead to possible collaboration or the support letter you need for a submission. Contacting them may also lead to productive referrals.

Kentucky faculty can apply for a NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Research Faculty Travel award to visit a NASA facility and meet potential collaborators.

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