Welcome to the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium

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Mini-Grant & Fellowship Informational Zoom Session: May 14, 2021; 10am-11am CT zoom link! Join us for information about the application process and Q&A session. 

Nebraska Space Grant Fellowships 

Applications Due May 20, 2021

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

Nebraska Space Grant Mini-Grants

Applications Due May 20, 2021

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

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.

Teachers in preparation for

the Solar Eclipse in 2017


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.

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

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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: 


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.


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

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

UNMC Student and NASA Fellow conducting research in biomechanics