COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

NASA Space Grant

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has taken the century-old idea of a land-grant university and given it a new spin for the 21st century. NASA’s pioneering National Space Grant college and fellowship program supports STEM education, research, and public outreach which contributed to the bright future of aerospace science and technology for the nation.

Graduate students pursuing degrees in science, engineering, or math who have a current or proposed research project in a field broadly related to activities supported by NASA are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Fellowships

WSU is a member of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium and offers research funding for graduate students in science, engineering, or math. These competitive grants are based on academic achievement, a personal essay, a recommendation from a faculty mentor who will supervise the student’s research and future academic promise.

About the NASA Space Grant Project

The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. Each affiliate belongs to one of 52 consortia, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The consortia provides funding for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, or STEM, as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development.

Project Goal:
  • Contribute to the nation’s science enterprise by funding education, research and public engagement projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.
  • Establish and maintain a national network of universities.
  • Encourage cooperative programs among universities; aerospace industry; and federal, state, and local governments.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary education, research, and public service programs related to aerospace.
  • Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Promote a strong science, mathematics and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.