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Prof. Yervant Terzian on the deck of the USS Intrepid

New York Space Grant (NYSG) Opportunity Grants:

Initiated in 2016-17, this new program provides up to $2,000 per grant to support New York primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and higher education students in NASA-relevant science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funds may be used for activities that include but are not limited to the following: faculty collaboration with NASA researchers, payload space on launch vehicles, student research mentored by college faculty or professional scientists/engineers, travel to present at scientific/professional conferences or symposia, and participation in training/professional development. Grant applications will be reviewed and selected based on criteria such as the activity's relevance to NASA priorities, the breadth of its impact on science or aerospace technology in NY State, and anticipated impact of funding on the project or the recipient's academics, research, or teaching career.

Eligibility for grant recipients:

+ Must be United States citizens (US permanent residents are ineligible).

+ Must be full-time students or faculty members at accredited colleges/universities within NY State (includes community colleges and technical schools), or K-12 STEM teachers (or parent of home-schooled student with an approved individualized home instruction plan - IHIP) within NY State

To apply, download this fillable PDF form.

For support within: Due Date:
November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018 October 1, 2017
February 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018 January 1, 2018

Summer 2018 Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program for college/university faculty

Full-time teaching or research faculty at accredited US colleges/universities may apply for ten-week fellowships to conduct on-site research with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center colleagues. For full eligibility details and program rules, download this PDF flyer. Apply by February ​22​, 201​8.​

New York Space Grant (NYSG) Faculty Grants

The New York Space Grant (NYSG) Consortium is pleased to announce a call for two categories of proposals. Grants up to $20,000 each will be competitively awarded. Matching funds are not required. A total of $60,000 in Space Grant funds are expected to be awarded for this RFP. The period of performance is one year (January 1 – December 31, 2018).


Research initiation grants are intended to help faculty at NYSG member colleges and universities (see affiliates list in right sidebar) initiate research that will lead to competitive research projects in NASA's priority areas. Proposals are welcome in all fields of science & engineering research and technology development that support NASA's strategic plans and missions.


Proposals for significantly improving educational programs and resources in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at NYSG member colleges/universities (see affiliates list in right sidebar) are solicited. Successful proposals will present detailed plans for enhancing existing classes/curricula or developing new courses or curriculum resources in NASA priority areas. Proposals involving curriculum changes or additions should provide clear documentation of support for the proposed project by appropriate administrators (department heads, deans, etc.).

Faculty, students, and other personnel receiving direct payments from Space Grant, a NASA training grant, must be U.S. citizens. Proposals will be peer-reviewed, incorporating assessments from a review committee.

Refer to the NY Space Grant Faculty Grants RFP 2018 for more details and proposal/budget guidelines.

Proposals must be received electronically by 5:00 pm EST on December 1, 2017.

Free Educator Workshop 2.0: Lunar Samples and Robotics Workshop for STEM teachers and informal educators:

Can't make the October workshop on teaching lunar samples in the classroom? Sign up for this free workshop in December, which will include the information from the first Lunar Samples workshop as well as a short EV3 robotics follow-up training session. Also geared toward in-service STEM educators grades 5-12 who are interested in joining the NASA Network of States Educator Institute

The workshop will be held on December 9, 2017 at the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi from 8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time. To register, please click here.

Online pre-registration is required to participate. Registration will close December 4, 2017. CEU's will be offered for 7.0 hours of attendance.

Simulaton of airplane wingtip vortices, by Prof. Charles Williamson and Daniel Harris and Victor Miller.

Simulating the effect of airplane wingtip vortices interacting with the ground, the above image was captured using innovative techniques developed by Prof. Charles Williamson and Space Grant-funded undergraduates Daniel Harris and Victor Miller. This image was published in the Jan. 2010 issue of Physics Today, and was one of the winning entries in the Gallery of Fluid Motion contest at the American Physical Society’s Nov. 2009 meeting.