Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers-Old

The National Space Grant Foundation (NSGF) is a non-profit organization with a network of 850+ colleges, universities, museums, planetariums, laboratories, etc., and all 52 State and Territory Space Grant Consortia in the USA, as well as NASA. NSGF is charged with inspiring the “next generation” to pursue education, research and careers in STEM and space related endeavors in conjunction with its network partners in all USA states and territories. Established in 1988 to "inspire the next generation of explorers," Space Grant has evolved into a powerful national grassroots educational network that significantly contributes to developing America’s critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and space related students and workforce of tomorrow. Working together, Space Grant is expanding opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in aeronautics and space projects though hands-on research experiences, fellowships and scholarships, educator professional development training, and fundamental research. The NSGF network of over 22,000 educators annually reaches over 400,000 pre-college students and awards funds to over 6,300 college students, with 84% of them remaining in STEM related fields upon graduation.

Hands-on Research Experiences
Hands-on Research Experiences
Fellowships and Scholarships
Fellowships and Scholarships
Educator Professional Development Training
Educator Professional Development Training
Fundamental Research
Fundamental Research
 

A Unique National Resource

The National Space Grant Foundation supports the Space Grant consortia in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each of these state-based consortia conducts an array of strategically designed programs to support and enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in their state. For more information about their programs please visit their website or contact their program staff.

For information about the program on a national basis please visit the National Council of Space Grant Directors' website.

Space Grant Regions
Great Midwestern Region
Mid-Atlantic Region
Northeast Region
Southeastern Region
Western Region

Representative Projects

The National Space Grant Foundation works with organizations within and beyond Space Grant in several capacities, as represented by these programs: