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Welcome to the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium

NASA Nebraska Space Grant is part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  We are one of 52 Space Grant Consortiums in the United States and have been successfully promoting aerospace-related activities within the state since 1991.



The Nebraska Space Grant Consortium is awarded funds to develop research infrastructure and enhance the quality of aerospace research and education throughout the state. 



To enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans through continuous research, fellowship and scholarship funding, and public service related to aeronautics and aerospace.



This grant allows Nebraska colleges and universities to engage in research, education, and public service programs related to aeronautics, space sciences, and technology.


Nebraska Space Grant Mini-Grants

(Applications Due May 20)

The Nebraska Space Grant offers Higher Education Mini-Grants and Research Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to Nebraska educators and researchers.

Nebraska Space Grant Fellowships 

(Applications Due May 20)

The Nebraska Space Grant awards fellowships for student research and educational opportunities.

Please see the Opportunities page for more information and deadlines regarding the Mini-Grant, Fellowship, and Internship opportunities. 




Nebraska Space Grant supports several aerospace-education and outreach efforts within the state.  These include High Altitude Ballooning (HAB), NASA-specific professional development for teachers, the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, and other conferences and events.

Teachers in preparation for

the Solar Eclipse in 2017

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships to attend the SPACE Educators Conference at Kennedy Space Center July 24-26, 2019.  See http://kennedyconference.org for conference details. Applications will be accepted through February 17 or until all slots are full.  Click here for the application.  

The NASA Nebraska Eclipse Ballooning Project launched from Grand Island, NE

NASA Nebraska Space Grant hosted the Great Nebraska Eclipse Lecture on Friday, August 18, 2017 and distributed free solar eclipse viewing glasses at the event.

UNMC Student and NASA Fellow conducting research in biomechanics

Astronomy lecturer Michael Sibbernsen, launches a high-altitude balloon.