NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21)

The summary for the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) - Fall 2021, on September 3, 2020. The solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at, selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting the solicitation number "NSTGRO21." NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen, U.S. national and permanent resident graduate student research that has significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. This call for graduate student space technology research proposals, titled NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities – Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21), solicits proposals on behalf individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. NASA Space Technology Graduate Researchers will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. In addition to their faculty advisor, each recipient will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the research collaborator on the award. Through this collaboration, graduate students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their academic and career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities with the faculty advisor as the Principal Investigator (PI). The financial and programmatic support for NSTGRO comes from STMD. These awards are a component of the Space Technology Research Grants Program which engages the entire spectrum of academic researchers, including graduate students. Awards resulting from this solicitation are planned to coincide with the start of the 2021 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. This solicitation covers only proposals for new awards; continuation of existing awards are handled separately. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by a university Authorized Organizational Representative (exceptions may apply; see full solicitation for details) and are due by 6 PM ET on November 2, 2020. Detailed submission instructions are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTGRO21 solicitation. Potential proposers are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information. Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program, at Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
Federal Grant Title: NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities - Fall 2021 (NSTGRO21)
Federal Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 80HQTR20NOA01-21NSTGRO-B4
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 43.012
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 2nd, 2020
Original Application Deadline: November 2nd, 2020
Posted Date: September 4th, 2020
Creation Date: September 4th, 2020
Archive Date: December 2nd, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 4th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
See Section 3.0 - Eligibility Information
Link to Full Grant Announcement
NSTGRO21 Solicitation on NSPIRES
Grant Announcement Contact
Claudia Meyer
Program Executive
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