RFPs for FY 2022-2023 are now available!

The request for proposals (RFPs) for the NASA WV EPSCoR and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium for the fiscal year 2022-2023 are now available.

The RFPs can be found here: Program Application Forms

Deadlines:

Student Fellowships

Proposal due date for student fellowship: Friday, March 18, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST). Mentor Endorsement due date for student fellowships:  Monday, March 21, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST)

Non-Student Proposals (EPSCoR Seed, Research, College Course Development, K-12, Informal Ed)

The due date for all non-student proposals is Monday, March 21, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST), and the anticipated start date for all successful projects is Early-May 2022.

2022 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program and Student Design Challenge

A Call for 2022 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP)

NASA John Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting applications from full-time, qualified STEM faculty in accredited US colleges and universities, for the summer 2022 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP), tenured at GRC. The ten-week Fellowship will begin on Monday, June 6, and conclude on Friday, August 12, 2022.  The opportunity is open to US citizens. Faculty at Majority- and Minority-Serving Institutions, including women, under-represented and underserved faculty members, as well as, early career faculty are encouraged to apply.

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The application opened on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 21, 2022.

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) 2022

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2022 to apply for participation in the 14th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2022). Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard a NASA research aircraft and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and aerosols and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.

The eight-week program begins June 12, 2022 and concludes August 5, 2022.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data/laboratory analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.

SARP participants will receive a stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program in California.

Applicants must be US citizens.

For more information and to apply:

Program Video:

Program flyer:

https://baeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/SARP_2022_Flyer.pdf

Email questions to:

nasasarp@baeri.org

Student Fellowship opportunity at NASA WV Space Grant Consortium Schools

  The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides fellowships for undergraduate students who desire a career in STEM and are interested in working on a research project that is related to a NASA mission directorate under the supervision of a faculty member.  This is an opportunity for students to become engaged in NASA’s future and become a NASA Space Grant Scholar.  Students are encouraged to submit research proposals that are STEM-related and help support NASA in reaching greater heights. 

Deadline to apply:  Oct. 4, 2021

Application instructions and guidelines can be found here

NRAO Call for Proposals

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites scientists to participate in the Semester 2022A Call for Proposals for the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), High Sensitivity Array (HSA), and Global 3mm VLBI Array (GMVA).

The submission deadline for Semester 2022A proposals is Monday, 2 August 2021, at 17:00 EDT (21:00 UTC).

We would like to highlight that NRAO is continuing to offer staff assistance with VLBA observation setup and data reduction for new and novice VLBA users. For more information see the VLBA, HSA and GMVA Proposal Guide.

Proposal preparation and submission are handled via the NRAO Proposal Submission Tool (PST) available at NRAO Interactive Services. Proposers who need assistance with proposal preparation or have questions regarding the Call for Proposals or NRAO telescope capabilities should contact Observatory staff via the NRAO Helpdesk. Note that using these tools (both the PST and the Helpdesk) requires registration.

View the complete NRAO Semester 2022A Call for Proposals online.

Student Opportunity: Summer Internships

The NASA WV Space Grant Consortium and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV would like to announce student opportunities for summer internships.

 If you are a student in a STEM-related field of study or Elementary Education who is eager for new experiences that will add to your personal and professional development, then this internship is perfect for you! 

NASA IV&V Education Resource Center (ERC) Summer College Internships

NASA IV&V

The NASA IV&V ERC in Fairmont, WV is seeking candidates for a 10-week college summer internship starting May 17th and running until July 30th (excluding the week of July 5-9th), 2021.  Candidates must be 18 years or older and enrolled full-time in an Academic Institutions within our Consortium (https://www.wvspacegrant.org/about/affiliates/).  Preference is given to candidates with experience in one or more educational robotics platforms (LEGO® WeDo or EV3, VEX IQ or EDR), Scratch coding, and working with youth ages 6-14.  Depending on the state of the COVID-19 official guidelines, this position may be on-site in Fairmont, WV with travel to various summer camp locations across WV, or the camps may be offered entirely online allowing the intern to work from home.  Mileage, meals, and lodging are provided for any off-site camps.  If all camps are virtual, reliable high-speed Internet is required.  Interns should expect to work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm teaching robotics, coding, and leading activities with students.  Training is provided starting June 1, with camps beginning June 7th and ending August 7th.  Salary is $6,000 for the 10 weeks and paid by the WV Space Grant Consortium.  Applicants should submit a cover letter (via email) stating their interest in the position and a resume to Todd.Ensign@FairmontState.edu or Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu.  Official transcripts are not required, but proof of full-time enrollment may be requested.

Questions can be directed to:

Todd Ensign, Ed.D.Faculty

Fairmont State University

Program Manager, NASA IV&V Education Resource Center

100 University Dr.

Fairmont, WV 26554

Mobile-304-685-3146

Email Todd.Ensign@fairmontstate.edu

WWW.nasa.gov/centers/ivv/education

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Virtual Bootcamp – April 1st, 2021

Are you working on an innovative, significant technology with commercial potential? Are you interested in applying for an SBIR or STTR research grant offered through 11 federal agencies?

Join us online on April 1, 2021 to learn more about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are a source of non-dilutive, early-stage funding for small businesses and researchers. In this bootcamp, you will learn:

  • What is involved in developing a concept
  • How to identify the right funding opportunities
  • Tips for preparing to write an SBIR-STTR grant
  • What it takes to be competitive and savvy in developing an application
  • How to navigate the registration process

If you attended an SBIR-STTR bootcamp before, you are welcome to come again. With SBIR-STTR, there is a lot of information to learn!

Given restrictions on gatherings and meetings, now may be a good time to explore funding programs like SBIR-STTR to help develop new technologies in order to have them ready to go to market as the economy continues to recover.

This event is hosted by TechConnectWV in partnership with the WV Small Business Development Center as part of the “Bridging the Ecosystem in Science & Technology in West Virginia” (BEST in WV).

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Anne Barth at anne@techconnectwv.org for more information.

Register here!

RFPs for FY 2021-2022 cycle are now available!

The request for proposals (RFPs) for the NASA WV EPSCoR and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium for the FY 2021-2022 cycle are now available.

The RFPs can be found here: Program Application Forms

The due date for all proposals is Monday, March 8, 2021, by 11:59 PM (EST), and the anticipated start date for all successful projects is May 16, 2021.

Hands-On Robotics Camps

Target Audience: Ages 6-8 and Ages 9-14

Description: Our camps are 4/5-days, hands-on programs that focus on fundamental building and programming skills, games, and fun challenges using a variety of robotics platforms.  Each camp will provide information on age appropriate competitions, and how to get involved and stay engaged in robotics!  Camps are staffed by NASA’s college interns sponsored by the IV&V Facility and the WV Space Grant Consortium, and hosted at partner sites across the state.

Schedule:  We are offering ½ day camp for students ages 6-8 years old, Tue.-Fri, 9am-12pm.  Our full-day camp is for students 9-14 years old, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. For both camps, you may drop off and pick up your camper ½ hour before or after the camp times.

•     Ages 6-8, half-day 9am-12pm, LEGO® Coding Express and WeDo 2.0 Robotics.
•     Ages 9-14, 9am-4pm LEGO® EV3, VEX IQ, and Parrot Mambo Drone.

Lunch:  For F2F, campers must bring their own bag lunch, drinks, etc.  We will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

Cost: We offer our F2F camps at a break-even or a loss and to ensure we are accessible to all students.  We are asking every family that can afford it for a suggested donation of $50/student for the younger student ½ day camp, and $100/student for the older student, full-day camp.  Both camps include snacks, use of robots, drones, tablets, and all materials.  Checks should be made out to “Fairmont State University” and will be collected on your first day of camp at the registration desk.  Note: If you can afford to donate more, your dollars will go to support another camper who is less fortunate.

Week ofHost SiteCity
July 6BridgeValley CTC (Virtual Camp Only)Charleston
July 13Mountaineer Middle SchoolMorgantown
July 20James Rumsey Technical InstituteMartinsburg
July 27Fairmont State UniversityFairmont
Aug. 3Robert C. Byrd InstituteHuntington

Register Here

If you have questions, please contact: Ryan.E.Utzman@nasa.gov, Todd.Ensign@FairmontState.edu