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.

Arizona State University's Luminosity Lab Selected Finalist in NASA's BIG Ideas Challenge

Arizona State University’s Luminosity Lab student team was recently selected as a finalist in NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge. The group is one of six teams selected by NASA to present at the 2024 BIG Idea Challenge Forum, Nov. 5–7, at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The students will receive guidance from SESE’s Jim Bell and Jim Rice, both of whom have been actively involved with several NASA solar system exploration missions.

This NASA-sponsored engineering design competition is funded by GCD and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project. Participation is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students at accredited U.S.-based colleges and universities officially affiliated with their state's NASA Space Grant Consortium. Read full story in ASU News

Internship, Fellowship and other Award Opportunities

Would you like an opportunity to be a NASA Space Grant intern, fellow or mentor for the 2024-25 academic year? We welcome you to apply.

This is a competitive application process, so we encourage you to read all the information we have provided in the links below, review the application, gather the information requested and submit the application. The deadline is May 31, at 11:59 PM for all applications.

Undergraduate Information and Application

Graduate Information and Application

Undergraduate Mentor Information and Application


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/tracking

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.