Welcome to ASU/NASA Space Grant

NASA Space Grant is a nationwide program funded by NASA. It is designed to develop the young minds of STEM graduate and undergraduate students into thinking beyond the classroom by actively performing NASA related research alongside a faculty mentor.

ASU/NASA Space Grant has two primary goals:

  1. to contribute to the nation’s science enterprise by funding education, research and public engagement projects.
  2. to increase the engagement of underrepresented minorities in all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Scholars participate in year-long research and the results of their research are presented at our Poster Session in February and the Annual Arizona Space Grant Research Symposium in April.

Upcoming Events


ASU Open Door

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
School of Earth and Space Exploration, ISTB4 and throughout Tempe Campus

Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies Symposium on Solar System Exploration by Spacecraft and Microscope

Thursday, March 9, 2023
School of Earth and Space Exploration, ISTB4
Symposium Information and Registration

ASU/NASA Space Grant Internship Opportunities

Would you like an opportunity to be a NASA Space Grant intern, fellow or mentor for the 2023-24 academic year? The application window for the 2022-23 ASU/NASA Space Grant Internships and Fellowships will be available Spring Semester 2023.

If you wish to be notified when the application window opens, please submit a 2023-24 Space Grant Application Notification form


Space Grant Graduating Senior and Alumni Tracking

Reminder to all Space Grant Alumni: please update us with your status and information if it has changed by following this link https://spacegrant.arizona.edu/students/mailingform

Be sure to check the website periodically for updates and program opportunities.

Contact Us

ASU/NASA Space Grant is led by Dr. Thomas Sharp, Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration. Space Grant supports graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines to further their educational experiences in science, engineering research, and informal education programs. Space Grant consortia have been established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.