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:


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  Deadline varies
NASA Pathways Co-Op Internships  Deadline varies
NASA Fellowships  Deadline varies
NASA Scholarships  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.


News & Events

NASA Kentucky, UofL, WKU Receive NASA Research Award

UofL Runner-Up in USLI, Kentucky Students Successful in Recent Aerospace Competitions

Wing Design Competition 2013 Press Release and Final Results

RFP-12-003A Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity Extended to 2014

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 February 2018 while UK changes web servers