NASA Kentucky Space Grant & EPSCoR Programs

Kentucky’s Space Grant Consortium partners with NASA to advance research, education, & workforce development within the state. Managed alongside Kentucky’s NASA EPSCoR, these programs promote aerospace-related scientific and technological innovation.
** KY Research Faculty can apply now for NASA KY EPSCoR Travel Award to collaborate with NASA centers. **

NASA Kentucky News

NASA Kentucky Projects 2012-2018 (pdf)NASA-KY-Awards-2012-2015
NASA-aligned research, education & workforce development projects supported by NASA Kentucky at colleges, universities, and other affiliates across the state:


Upcoming Opportunities

NASA KY Space Grant RFP expected to be released in Summer 2018.
NASA KY EPSCoR RA RFP expected in Spring 2018.

Current Opportunities
NASA Kentucky Space Grant & EPSCoR

RFP-18-001: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium 2017-2018 Request for Proposals CLOSED
RFP-17-006: NASA KY EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity OPEN

NASA Student Opportunities

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars  Deadline varies
NASA Internships & Fellowships  Deadline varies
NASA Pathways Co-Op Internships  Deadline varies
Exploring Careers @ NASA
All Grade Levels

NASA Educator Opportunities:

Educator Opps (All grade levels)
Educational Materials

NASA Higher Ed Faculty & Postdoc Opportunities:

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships  Deadline varies
NASA for Higher Ed Educators


• The NASA EPSCoR Stimuli Publication is now available online. NASA Kentucky EPSCoR featured on pgs. 54-61. (PDF 18MB)
• The 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

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108

Phone: 859-218-6272 (859-218-NASA)

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director

Jacob Owen, Assistant Director

Mark Pittman, Program Manager

Please note: Some links on our website may not be available during March 2018 and will be fixed as UK changes web servers.