Student Programs


NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Spring 2017 Call for Proposals

The following is a summary of grant and scholarship awards that will be issued during our Spring 2017 awards cycle.  For more information about these funding opportunities please visit our Student Programs Request for Proposals:  Academic Year 2016-2017.  To complete an application please visit our Forms page.


Award Audience Anticipated Number of Awards Award Amount Application Due Date Awards Announced
Industrial and Education Internship Student (undergraduate) 8 $6,000 February 7, 2017 March 7, 2017*
Technical Internship Student (community college) 4 $6,000 February 7, 2017 March 7, 2017*
Undergraduate Scholarship Student (undergraduate at a 4-year institution) 5 $5,000 February 7, 2017 March 7, 2017*
Community College Scholarship Student (community college) 8 $1,500 February 7, 2017 March 7, 2017*
Community College Transfer Scholarship Student (undergraduate at a 4-year institution who began at community college) 3 $5,000 February 7, 2017 March 7, 2017*
Graduate Research Fellowship Student (graduate) 4 up to $8,000 March 14**, 2017 April 11, 2017
Undergraduate Research Fellowship Student (undergraduate) 6 up to $5,000 March 14**, 2017 April 11, 2017
Student Project Student 4 up to $1,000 March 14**, 2017 April 11, 2017
Student Travel Student 2 up to $1,000 March 14**, 2017 April 11, 2017
NASA Academy Student 3 up to $6,000 + travel March 14**, 2017 April 11, 2017
Rock-on Workshop Student 4 approximately $2,500 March 14***, 2017 April 11, 2017
Helicopter Workshop Student To be determined To be determined March 14***, 2017 April 11, 2017
Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research Faculty and students (4-year and community college) 3 up to $14,000 ($1,000 for each faculty advisor, $6,000 for each student [1 4-year, 1 community college]) March 14***, 2017 April 11, 2017

* The announcements for Faculty Grants, Student Scholarship, and Summer Internships will be delayed for about a week.  We apologize, and ask you to please check back soon!  – 3/7/2017
** The application deadline for student research fellowships, projects, travel, and NASA Academy has been extended to 2PM Thursday, March 16, 2017.
*** NASA CTSGC will be accepting Undergraduate-Student Faculty Summer Research, Helicopter workshop, and RockOn workshop applications until all positions have been filled and all available funds have been used.  Apply now! 



Graduate/Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Eligible full-time undergraduate/graduate student of a Consortium university/college may apply. Students are expected to work on research related to space/aerospace science or engineering under the guidance of a faculty member or a mentor from industry. (NASA restricts fellowships to U.S. Citizens.)

Student Project Grant
Eligible full-time student or group of students enrolled in a Consortium university/college may apply. The purpose of this grant is to allow students to purchase supplies needed for projects that are beyond the normal funds allocated by departments, colleges, and universities. (NASA restricts project funds to U.S. Citizens.)

Student Travel Grant
Eligible full-time student enrolled in 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 only.)



Undergraduate Scholarship
Eligible full-time students from a Consortium 4-year unive

Community College Scholarship
Eligible full-time students from a Consortium community college may apply for a community college scholarship

Community College Transfer Scholarship
Eligible full-time students from a Consortium 4-year university/college who began at a community college may apply for a community college transfer scholarship.


Summer Opportunities

NASA CT Space Grant also offers support for summer internships and workshop attendance.

Industrial, Education, and Technical Internships
NASA CTSGC offers two types of internship opportunities: Industrial and Education Internship and Technical Internship. Both internship programs are offered for full-time internships that should be for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer. Industrial and Education Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students from 4-year institutions and community colleges. Priority for Technical Internships are given to community college students. Undergraduate/graduate students enrolled at NASA CTSGC affiliated institutions are eligible to apply. In late Fall term internship opportunities are posted on the NASA CTSGC website.

Helicopter/UAS/Aircraft Readiness Workshop (CCSU/Havelock, NC)
Eligible full-time undergraduate or graduate student of a Consortium university/college who is at least 18 years of age may apply. Students will attend a one week workshop, where they will learn how helicopters operate through a combination of classroom, lab, and testing experiences. Students will also network with professionals in the helicopter/aerospace industry. (NASA restricts grants to U.S. Citizens only.) For more information, contact our office by email or phone.

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.


Opportunities Outside Connecticut

NASA Academy Internship (Various Sites)
The NASA Academy program is a ten-week summer experience at Ames Academy, Glenn Academy, Goddard Academy, or Marshall Academy with laboratory research work, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA Centers and space-related industries, technical writing, and presentations. Applicants must be a rising junior, senior undergraduate or at the early graduate level in accredited U.S. college or university as of May of the program year. They must have at least a B average, major in engineering, science, math, computer science or other areas of interest to the aerospace program, and be a US citizen or permanent resident. To search for NASA Center opportunities, use the NASA OSSI database.

RockOn Workshop (Wallops Island, VA)
During the RockOn week-long workshop, students will learn through hands-on activities, how to build a sounding rocket payload or RocketSat. Teams of 3 will build their rocket payload from a kit in three days and launch it on sounding rocket to ~73 miles on the sixth day. The hardware in the kit could be used on future RocketSat and possibly CubeSat flights. Wallops will be providing the rocket and launch operations for the workshop. Wallops will also provide a tour and briefings on sounding rocket environments for future flights. For more information please visit the RockOn 2017 homepage.

Applications and further information about NASA CTSGC Grants, Scholarships, and Internships 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.