NVSGC targets hands-on workforce training and research in the strategic areas of astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary geology and geophysics, and engineering. Established NvSGC goals and objectives enhance the ability of the Consortium to ensure program success and:

  • Increase participation by underrepresented groups
  • Develop the capacities of Nevada students and faculty to participate in or host competitions
  • Establish formal mentoring and student recognition programs
  • Formalize industrial partnering relationships to increase opportunities for internships, externships and student interactions with industry
  • Increase the number of applicants for internships and academy positions at NASA centers
  • Establish new courses within the NSHE institution’s curricula
  • Continue to increase the number and quality of applicants for fellowships and scholarships
  • U.S. Space Grant Consortia





Lori Brazfield

Nevada NASA Space Grant Awarded $1/2 Million in Funds

Tuesday, October 14, Lori Brazfield, MBA, director of the Systems Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR office was interviewed by Sam Shad of the statewide news program “Nevada Newsmakers.” Brazfield discussed the recent $500,000 grant awarded through the Nevada-NASA Space Grant Consortium

The Space Grant Consortium works to expand opportunities for U.S. Citizens to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space programs. The NVSGC program supports and enhances science and engineering education, research and outreach programs in the state.

Through NVSGC, NSHE promotes public outreach and K-12 education activities at local schools, museums and planetariums.


What's New

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program:
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

More information can be found here.

NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program:
NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institutions, MSI. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

Information on the NASA Scholarship Programs can be found at: https://intern.nasa.gov/, click on: Scholarships

More information can be found here.


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