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Funding Opportunities:
Mini-Grants, Fellowships, Internships

Fellowships & Mini-Grants: The FY25 Fellowship & Mini-Grant Competition is Due May 20, 2024. Occasionally, funding may be available beyond the competition deadlines.

NASA Internships:  NASA selects interns on a rolling basis.  It is important to submit all application materials to our office and through the NASA system as soon as possible for the best opportunity for selection.  


NASA is interested in the development of the future workforce for the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  The NASA Nebraska Space Grant competitive fellowships are awarded to students with academic achievement and demonstrated interest in STEM careers.  The fellowships require engagement in STEM fields, and therefore are not traditional scholarships.  Students must propose a workforce development activity, research project, internship, or similar project for the fellowship.  Click here for more information.  




NASA Centers across the U.S. offer internships to work with NASA scientists. NASA Nebraska Space Grant works with the NASA Centers to identify highly qualified students for these opportunities.  Click here for more information, including the application process.


These grants provide Nebraska faculty researchers with support for aerospace-related research to build ties with NASA scientists and conduct research important to NASA.  The grants aim to elevate the aerospace-related research conducted in Nebraska for infrastructure building and workforce development opportunities.  Click here for more information about the Research Mini-Grants, including the link to the application system and budget forms.  


NASA is interested in the development of the future aerospace workforce, especially underrepresented students and females.  Higher Education Mini-Grants are available for innovative projects and programs that will recruit or develop students in aerospace-related fields at the college or university level, and encourage them to pursue careers in these fields after they graduate.  Current projects include design challenge and competition teams, aerospace-related course development, and more.  These grants are limited to projects for college and university students only.  Click here for more information about the Higher Education Mini-Grants, including the link to the application system and budget forms.  


The Nebraska Space Grant discontinued the competitive Teacher Training and Informal Education Mini-Grants.  We will continue to promote informal education and teacher training events happening in Nebraska on our Facebook page and through our Space Grant Educator Listserv.  Click here to join the Educator Listserv.


Pictured left are 3D printed antimicrobial medical devices developed for use in human spaceflight, developed by Dr. Jorge Zuniga, Research Mini-Grant recipient, and industry partner Copper 3D Inc.

Higher Education mini-grant recipient, Dr. Jae Sung Park (center, left) is pictured with his undergraduate student researchers. Thomas Hafner (center, right), a NASA Nebraska Fellow, won second place in the Young Engineers Paper Contest in the ASME Fluids Engineering Division at the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.

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