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Welcome to the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium

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Nebraska Space Grant Fellowships 

Due: May 25, 2023 at 5:00pm CST

The Nebraska Space Grant awards fellowships for student research and educational opportunities.

Nebraska Space Grant Mini-Grants

Due: May 25, 2023 at 5:00pm CST

The Nebraska Space Grant offers Higher Education Mini-Grants and Research Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to Nebraska educators and researchers.

** Please note the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship & Mini-Grant Competition deadline has changed due to a planned server upgrade. The new due date is May 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Central time. The InfoReady system will be down from May 19 at 11:01 pm Central until May 21 at 10:59 pm Central. Please plan accordingly.

Mini-Grant & Fellowship Informational Zoom Session: The recording for this session can be found here

NASA Internships

Stay tuned for Fall 2023 opportunities!

NASA Centers across the U.S. offer a variety of internships. 

Many of these internships require funding from the state-based Space Grant Consortia for the internship stipends. This requires applying to both NASA and the Nebraska Space Grant.

Intro to NASA Fellowships

Stay tuned for future funding opportunities

This pilot program, Introduction to NASA Fellowships, will target freshman and sophomore students attending our academic affiliates across Nebraska.  We plan to make 20 awards at $1,500 each.  The goal of the awards is to expose students to NASA careers and fields of study who may have always been interested in or passionate about NASA and space, but never knew how to get started. 

Please see the Opportunities page for more information and deadlines regarding the Mini-Grant, Fellowship, and Internship opportunities.  Also check the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR website for additional opportunities.  




Nebraska Space Grant supports several aerospace-education and outreach efforts within the state.  These include High Altitude Ballooning (HAB), NASA-specific professional development for teachers, the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, and other conferences and events.

Astronomy lecturer Michael Sibbernsen, launches a high-altitude balloon.

UNMC Student and NASA Fellow conducting research in biomechanics

NASA Nebraska Space Grant hosted the Great Nebraska Eclipse Lecture in August 2017 and distributed free solar eclipse viewing glasses.

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The Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in July 2020 and landed on Mars in February 2021.  Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made the first successful flight on another planet in April 2021.  Follow along with the mission here:


NASA Nebraska Space Grant is part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  We are one of 52 Space Grant Consortiums in the United States and have been successfully promoting aerospace-related activities within the state since 1991.


The Nebraska Space Grant Consortium is awarded funds to develop research infrastructure and enhance the quality of aerospace research and education throughout the state. 



To enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans through continuous research, fellowship and scholarship funding, and public service related to aeronautics and aerospace.



This grant allows Nebraska colleges and universities to engage in research, education, and public service programs related to aeronautics, space sciences, and technology.

Teachers in preparation for

the Solar Eclipse in 2017


NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley made history as they left American soil on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 May 30, 2020 from Launch Complex 39A in Florida to the International Space Station for the Demo-2 mission.

The NASA Nebraska Eclipse Ballooning Project launched from Grand Island, NE


The Crew-1 official portrait with NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.  Click here to learn more about the Crew-1 Mission.

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