Faculty Programs


NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Faculty Grants

The following is a summary of awards that are usually given out to faculty every Fall/Spring cycle.

Faculty Research

Research Grants provide the opportunity for faculty of consortium institutions to work on novel research projects involving NASA centers, the aerospace industry, or other fields that are of interest to NASA and their strategic enterprises. (NASA restricts research grants to U.S. Citizens.)

STEM Education Research

Successful applicants will show a plan to carry out research in the area of STEM education. This research may include, but is not limited to, K-12 or higher education STEM curriculum development, K-12 or higher education STEM education outcomes, or STEM education outreach programs. (NASA restricts research grants to U.S. Citizens.)

STEM Education Programming

Successful applicants will show a plan to undertake and complete programming related to STEM education. Funding may be used to support one-time or repeated initiatives that collaborate with other educational, industrial, or institutional partners to educate and increase exposure of students to STEM. (NASA restricts research funds to U.S. Citizens.)

Faculty Travel

Eligible faculty from a Consortium university/college may apply for a travel grant to visit NASA centers to use unique facilities or present their NASA-related work at professional meetings. (NASA restricts travel funds to U.S. Citizens for domestic travel.)

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research

This grant enables undergraduate students (4-year institution and community college) to gain meaningful research experience in NASA CTSGC affiliate research laboratories. The research activity should be consistent with the mission of NASA as exemplified by its four strategic enterprises: earth science, space science, human exploration and development of space, and aero-space technology. The award will support two undergraduate students (1 from a 4-year institution and the other from a community college) with a summer stipend and provide a small stipend for the faculty advisor. The research project should span a minimum of 8-weeks in length. The Primary Investigator (PI) for all Student-Faculty Summer Research grants is the faculty member.

Applications and further information about NASA CTSGC opportunities may be obtained from your university/college NASA CTSGC Campus Director. NASA CTSGC actively encourages women, minorities, and those with disabilities to apply for its grants, scholarships, and internships.