NASA Guam Space Grant
The NASA Guam Space Grant (NGSG) program is our island's local connection to NASA and the universe beyond. As a proud affiliate of the University of Hawai’i Space Grant Consortium (HSGC), which participates in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, NGSG promotes studies in areas concerned with the understanding, utilization, exploration, and investigation of both space and the Earth from space.
Our program offers educational opportunities for University of Guam undergraduates and graduates by awarding Space Grant Fellowships in fields that are relevant to NASA's goals. Two paths, research assistantship or teacher assistantship, are offered to applicants depending on their graduate status, skill, knowledge level, and time commitment of the student.
Research areas are focused on the fields of engineering, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, oceanography, mathematics, computer science, medicine, education, and other discipline.
A significant goal of the NASA Guam Space Grant program is to encourage interdisciplinary studies and research and to train future generations of space scientists and engineers.
Fields relevant to NASA’s goals are mainly those in science, technology, and education
focused on understanding the Earth, exploring the Solar System and the universe beyond,
creating more secure, efficient, and environmentally friendly air
transportation systems, inspiring students to pursue careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, and engaging the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery.
NASA’s University Student Research Challenge (USRC) invites students to propose new research ideas and projects that could help solve some of the century’s biggest technical challenges in aviation and aeronautics.
Complete details for the USRC Research Announcement, which includes what to include in the proposal and how to submit it, can be found here.
Proposals for the upcoming USRC cycle are due on February 26, 2021 (ChST). Proposals can also be submitted by the next deadline on June 25, 2021 (ChST) to be evaluated in the following cycle. Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.
Thank you to everyone who applied for the NASA Space Grant Fellowship Program for the Fañomnåkan (January-May) 2021 semester.
The program is geared towards the support and enhancement of science, technology, and education as they pertain to NASA’s programs, including the study of the universe, evolution of life, our connection to space, and growth of STEM innovations in an era of exploration and discovery for the general welfare of the community.
Applications for the Fanuchånan semester will be announced at a later date.
“This opportunity gave me the exposure ... I needed to understand exactly where I wanted to go with my career."
Last updated: January 20, 2021