WV Community and Technical College Opportunities

Given the unique needs of the community and technical colleges in general and of West Virginia in particular, the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium offers opportunities to the community and technical college students and faculty that will assist them as they seek meaningful educational opportunities and future jobs in STEM fields. Specific opportunities through NASA WVSGC will include two distinct yet compatible opportunities – Fellowships/Internships for students and Course Development for faculty.

Student Opportunities

Academic Year Fellowships

An opportunity for students to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related projects in collaboration with faculty and/or other students (e.g. Space Flight Design Challenge) during the academic year.

  • The amount of these awards is $4,000 per student. The faculty mentor will receive an honorarium of $1,000.
  • Proposal due date: Friday, March 18, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST)
    Mentor Endorsement due date: Monday, March 21, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EST)
    Award announcement date: Early-May 2022
    Anticipated project start date: May 16, 2022
    Project duration: One year

How to Apply:  Download and complete the  CTC Student Fellowship App, attach your resume and unofficial copy of your transcripts, then email packet to: Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu

Faculty Opportunities

Community / Technical College-Based Course Development

Community and Technical College Systems (CTCS) faculty members will develop new and innovative courses at the institutions of higher education and those courses will be delivered to CTCS students during the subsequent years. It is anticipated that these courses will then continue in the regular curriculum at the CTCS colleges.

  • Each successful proposal will receive up to $5,000 in NASA funds.
  • These courses should be offered starting in the spring 2023 semester.
  • Proposal due date: Monday, March 21, 2022, by 11:59 PM (EST)
    Award announcement date: Early-May 2022
    Anticipated project start date: May 16, 2022
    Project duration: One year.

How to Apply: Download and complete the WV SPACES Course Development  application, then email packet to: Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu