New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Higher Education Programs

The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium has in place a number of innovative and exciting programs to support higher education activities in New Jersey universities. Click on the links below for more information or contact us. Please note that different programs are run at different times so that the application deadlines for some of our programs have passed or we have not issued request for proposals for other programs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, using the contact information on our home page.

  • Design Project Support 
    Support of aerospace or STEM senior design projects in N.J. universities and support of aerospace student organizations, such as AIAA. Interested students should contact their campus representatives.
  • Co-Op/Internship Program
    Placement of N.J. undergraduate students in STEM and aerospace in co-op internships at N.J. corporations. Year long or summer. Interested corporations should contact the NJSGC director or program coordinator.
  • Aerospace Course Development
    Enhancement of the number of aerospace related courses through $5,000 grants to faculty for developing new courses. Interested faculty should contact the NJSGC director or program coordinator.
  • Summer Internships at Goddard Institute for Space Study (GISS)
    Students selected by GISS work at NJ universities during summer under the mentorship of NJSGC personnel or other academic advisers. You need to apply to GISS directly for this program
  • Summer Development Programs
    This program provides funding to NJ Colleges for innovative programs for enhancing the backgrounds of entering and second-year STEM students. Interested faculty and administrators should contact the the NJSGC director or program coordinator.
  • Rocketry, Ballooning, and CubeSat Programs
    This program supports rocketry, ballooning and small satellite programs. Currently supported programs include:
    a) Rock-SAT (at Stevens), where a team of six to nine students, mentored by New Jersey college faculty throughout the academic year, designs, constructs, tests, and launches a 20 lb. payload on a sounding rocket at NASA's Wallops Island launch facility.
    b) MemSat program at Rowan, where a small satellite is currently being built to be launched on ElANA.
    c) Low altitude ballooning at Rutgers, where students launch weather balloons to which scientific equipment is attached.
    Please contact the NJSGC director or program coordinator for more information
  • K-12 Bridge Programs
    The K-12 bridge program provides funding for activities run by college faculty and students for K-12 students. The goal of the activity is to develop an interest in STEM subjects and to especially do this for minority and female students. The activities must be held at college campuses. Currently supported activities include TARGET at Rutgers and Partners in Science, at the Liberty Science Center. NJSGC does not fund standalone K-12 activities. Interested faculty and administrators should contact the the NJSGC director or program coordinator.