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NASA Nebraska Space Grant Research Mini-Grant



Downloads: Proposal Application, Budget Form, & Review Rubric

Research Mini-Grants Available from both the Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs
Research mini-grants are available from both NASA Nebraska Space Grant and the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR programs. Two different application forms are used for the different programs. Be sure to complete the correct application(s).

Funding Period
Revised Funding Period (Updated 4/21/14): September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

Due to the uncertainty of a no cost extension from NASA, the performance period of the grant has been shortened to end March 31, 2015. If a no cost extension is granted by NASA, we will entertain extension requests to May 31, 2015 from those who have expended at least 60% of the subcontract amount by March 31, 2015.

NASA Space Grant Research Mini-Grants
The Space Grant Research Mini-Grant program (different than the NASA EPSCoR Research Mini-grant program) provides small NASA and aerospace-related research grants to Nebraska researchers interested in further developing ties with NASA scientists and conducting research important to NASA. There are two goals of the Space Grant Research Mini-grant program: 1) To elevate the aerospace-related research being conducted in Nebraska for future infrastructure building and workforce development opportunities; and 2) To result in future proposals to NASA and/or other federal, state, or private organizations for funding.

Mini-grants are not intended to be sustaining funding; rather they are intended to support a project or program for one year, allowing the project or program to grow and obtain more permanent funding elsewhere. Funding for non-NASA or non-aerospace related projects is not supported by the program at this time.

Faculty and staff at participating NASA Nebraska Space Grant college and university affiliates are eligible to apply for Research Mini-Grants. Graduate students pursuing thesis or dissertation research at these participating affiliates may apply through the Fellowship program.

Funding Limits
Applicants may request NASA support in an amount no greater than:

  • $5,000 if the project has a well-established NASA collaboration. This collaboration must be documented in the respective section of the application.
  • $2,500 if the project has direct application to NASA and a well-developed plan for establishing a NASA collaboration. This collaboration plan must be documented in the NASA Collaboration section of the application. Subsequent funding will be based on the ability of the applicant to establish such a collaboration.
  • Applicants without a NASA collaboration, or plans to establish a collaboration will not be considered for funding.


Please see the proposal application for submitting instructions and other guidelines.