Mini-Grant Opportunities for STEM initiatives

West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grant funds to support STEM projects.

The Objectives are as follows:

*Develop workshops or activities to Inspire K-12 students’ interest in STEM and encourage them to choose STEM as their college major and career path.

* Provide support to students currently enrolled in STEM programs at West Virginia universities and colleges to participate in a STEM activity, present at a meeting (e.g., Undergrad Research Day at the Capitol), help with events such as NASA-SPACE Day, etc.

* Build a pipeline relationship with industry, university, college, and K-12 schools in West Virginia to empower and support those in the STEM disciplines.

Priority will be given to programs that are directly aligned with a NASA mission ( and/or serve primarily women and girls.

Application Process:

You will submit your application through a Google document. The application consists of your name and email contact information, a description of the what the project is for that explains the specific objectives of the activity for which funds are requested and includes a timeline for completion of the work, and how a mini grant would further the organization’s or individual’s work. All Mini-Grants are for a maximum of $500.  Please provide an itemized budget for up to this amount. The grant maximum is a per project maximum; thus, several individuals cannot combine their grants to form a larger grant. We cannot fund capital expenditures for student clubs and all applicants must be US citizens or Nationals. Project costs for travel and events are done by reimbursement with receipts.

In the online application you will be asked for your educational background, current employer (if any), and your role in overseeing or carrying out the project. The committee will review each application to determine if the project is aligned with the mission statement and if the proposal plan is sound and addresses the required elements above.

The application deadline is February 6, 2023.

Please email questions to Kisstaman Epps at

The application site is now closed. Please check back again in the fall.

Call for Abstracts: 2023 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

The 19th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) will be held February 10, 2023. URDC’s purpose is to familiarize state legislators with research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state. This is a unique opportunity that we believe will have a positive impact on the future of State funding for undergraduate education. We encourage undergraduates from both public and private institutions to submit abstracts. We anticipate selecting 80-100 students, statewide, for participation in the presentation session.

URDC showcases presentations in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities. More details can be found on the URDC website.

The deadline to submit an abstract is November 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. 

First 2 Network is offering a virtual, summer STEM Camp!

This camp is for rising college freshmen in STEM majors.

It will be completely virtual for 5 weeks, meeting once a week for 2 hours, to work with students on math, chemistry, and study skills. In addition, it will connect these students with faculty from WVU, Fairmont State, and Glenville State, as well as fellow students from across the state. The flyer is attached below with a link to apply.

2022 NC Space Symposium

Our 2022 NC Space Symposium is taking place April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. (eastern) on Zoom, and I invite you and your students/colleagues to participate! The theme of the 2022 NC Space Symposium is “Where the Artemis Generation gathers together to build for the future,” and will feature presentations from a NASA official, space industry professionals, student lightning talks, and a career panel: 

  • The keynote talk will be presented byElizabeth DiGiovannifrom NASA Langley Research Center, where she serves as senior advisor for the future of work. 
  • The Research and Technology Applications session will feature presentations by NCSG alumni now working at Virgin Orbit, Smithsonian/Harvard Institute of Astrophysics, and NASA Goddard.
  • The lightning talk session will feature students from the 2021-2022 funding cohort who represent a variety of discipline areas from six universities.
  • Career panelists include representatives from Space Tango, NASA Ames, NASA Glenn, US Space Force, Sierra Space, and the NC Museums of Natural Sciences Astrophysics Lab. Panelists will discuss their educational pathway to a STEM career. 

Guests will have a chance to ask their questions during Q&A at the end of each session, so don’t miss this opportunity to network across a wide variety of STEM fields. 

Beyond the virtual sessions, over 60 students are preparing pre-recorded lightning talks and posters that we will share on our symposium’s web page and post on YouTube.

The NC Space Symposium is free to attend. Registration is open and will close April 8 or until full – so register today! Visit the NC Space Symposium website for more information.

Jobi B. Cook (she/her)

Associate Director, NASA/NC Space Grant

NC State University

850 Main Campus Drive, Suite 105

NCSU Campus Box 7515

Raleigh, NC  27695-7515

Phone: 919-515-5933

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


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.


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:

Email questions to:

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.