Space Grant Opportunities

Whether you're in kindergarten, graduate school, or simply a lover of science, Space Grant and NASA have opportunities for you.


Undergraduate and Graduate

NHSGC Affiliate Programs

UNH Space Grant Fellowships

2023 Summer/ Fall award deadline:
March 15, 2023

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium typically awards two fellowships per semester for research-based graduate study in NASA-related disciplines at the University of New Hampshire. NASA-related disciplines cover a broad spectrum of fields, including (but not exclusively): physics, space physics, astrophysics, science education, computer science, engineering, Earth science, and life sciences which utilize space technology and/or adopt a “planetary” view of the global environment.

Application  info

Previous award winners

MSDC Internships

Each year the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center seeks undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) to work as interns on STEM-based curricula and to serve as lead teachers in summer day camps. Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a STEM field; at least three months’ experience in teaching and/or working with children is preferred. The ideal candidates will be self-starters with strong leadership and social skills, who enjoy working with children and who can positively challenge and encourage children to learn and explore. Due to federal funding for this program, applicants must be U.S. citizens.

MSDC website

CCSNH Scholarships

The NASA Space Grant Scholarship is available to part- or full-time students enrolled in a STEM certificate or degree program at any CCSNH college. Eligible students must be US Citizens and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. NASA values diversity and strongly encourages underrepresented and nontraditional students to apply. The fall award cycle opens on March 20, 2023.


NASA Programs

NASA Internships

NASA STEM four-part logo

NASA STEM Engagement is a NASA-wide system for recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available.

Summer 2023 internship application deadline:
March 1, 2023

NASA Interns


Registration begins: January 23, 2023    

RockOn! is a hands-on workshop teaching participants how to create a sounding rocket experiment from scratch over a 5-day period and then launching it into space on the 6th day of the workshop. This is a team experience and takes place at Wallops. 

The workshop is designed for college students and faculty. There are no prerequisites for participants. Anything needed to be successful at the workshop will be taught at the workshop. The workshop is expected to take place from June 16th – 22nd, 2023, with launch expected on June 22, 2023. 

Team size is 3 to 4 people. Each team builds one RockOn experiment. All experiments will fly on the rocket and into space. You must sign up as a community college or university team; no individual registrations will be accepted. Please note that this year, RockOn will be limited to 20 teams. Teams will be able to apply up to the deadline, followed by a down select.

Program Site

Human Lander Challenge (HuLC)

Proposal deacline: March 4, 2024

The 2024 HuLC competition seeks near-term, innovative solutions for Human Landing System (HLS) challenge areas...specifically addressing the mitigation of lunar Plume-Surface Interaction (PSI).

Interested teams have a full year to prepare and submit proposals by the deadline of March 4, 2024. HuLC solicits proposals for innovative, systems-level solutions that can help NASA understand, mitigate, and manage the impacts of lunar PSI - with the ability to be implemented within 3-5 years.

HuLC is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) are encouraged to apply. Based on a review of initial proposals received by March 2024, up to 12 teams will be selected to continue developing their proposed concepts. Each finalist team will receive a $7,000 stipend to facilitate full participation in a competitive design review at a Forum in Huntsville, Alabama in June 2024.

Challenge site 

NASA STEM Opportunities for
Higher Education


Find opportunities for college/university students and facult, as well as  projects for community colleges, vocational and technical schools. Updated frequently. 

Current Opportunities 

For many more opportunities, please visit NASA's STEM Engagement page



UNH NHSGC Travel Funding Request Form

Requests for funding for student travel should be submitted by a UNH-Durham faculty advisor/mentor. A separate application is required for each student. The funds can be utilized only for reasonable and necessary travel expenses: lodging and per diem (as per GSA limits), and travel conveyance (airplane, bus, train, etc). Funding may not, however, be used for vehicle rentals. Only students who are US citizens are eligible for travel reimbursement through the NHSGC travel grant.


Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. NASA uses a peer review process to evaluate and select research proposals submitted in response to these research announcements. Researchers can help NASA achieve national research objectives by submitting research proposals and conducting awarded research.

K-12 and Outreach

NASA Educator Resources for NH

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center serves as New Hampshire's NASA Educator Resource.

UNH Eclipse Information page

Find regularly-updated information about the April 8, 2024 eclipse, including safety, how to observe, what to expect, and more.


NH GRANIT provides access to New Hampshire's geospatial data and resources as the NH Statewide GIS Clearinghouse. Their ongoing mission is to promote the efficient use of New Hampshire's diverse resources by utilizing spatial information in an effective way, and by providing geographic information and related tools to citizens and organizations

NASA STEM Education  

Explore opportunities, media, lesson plans, citizen science opportunities, and much more! 

Mount Washington Observatory: Teacher Development Programs

Mount Washington Observatory is excited to continue our popular Arctic Wednesdays professional development program this winter, introducing teachers and students to the arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” On select Wednesdays between January and March, teachers can apply to join our weather observers on their snowy commute to the Mount Washington Observatory.

Mount Washington Observatory: Virtual Classroom

Connect live via Zoom to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory present a virtual program called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.” Geared towards students in grades 6-8.

Mount Washington Observatory: Distance Learning

Distance learning utilizes live, interactive video conferencing technology, allowing us to bring the science and excitement of Mount Washington anywhere in the world.

NASA Current Opportunities for Educators 

Updated frequently, with hundreds of links to primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational content.

NASA Resources and Links

Citizen Science Opportunities

For a full list, please visit

NASA Globe Cloud Gaze

Would you like to help NASA scientists advance their understanding of Earth’s atmosphere and climate from the comfort of your own home? Become an armchair cloud expert and help NASA scientists along the way.

Cloud Gaze

Be a Backyard Meteorologist

You can make a real contribution to science -- all you have to do is join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network—CoCoRaHS. You will join thousands of volunteers across the country who take daily measurements of precipitation (rain, hail, or snow) from their location. 

Backyard Meteorology

GLOBE Observer

GLOBE Observer is an international network of citizen scientists and scientists working together to learn more about our shared environment and changing climate. GLOBE Observer currently accepts observations of Clouds, Mosquito Habitats, Land Cover and Trees with planned expansion to other types of data in the future.

Globe Observer

Selected media

NASA Image of the Day

A daily dose of awe-inspiring space, science, technology, and human-interest imagery, with deeper links to help you understand exactly what you're seeing.



Tune in and you may see: ISS station views and spacewalks; satellite and mission launches; in-flight-education; historical features; lectures; and space news. There's always something fascinating on!


NASA Podcasts

From longform interviews with astronauts and engineers to narrative shows that take you on a tour of the galaxy, NASA’s diverse podcast portfolio lets you experience the thrill of space exploration without ever leaving Earth.


NH Space Grant Consortium

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University of New Hampshire,
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8 College Road, Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-4315

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