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.

  • Senior Design Project Support
    Support of aerospace related senior design projects in N.J. universities. 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 $4,000 grants to faculty for developing new courses. Interested faculty should contact the NJSGC director or program coordinator.
  • New York City Research Initiative at Goddard Institute for Space Study (GISS)
    Groups consisting of a high school student, a science teacher and a college student work on aerospace projects. This program is administered by NYCRI. Awards for 2013 have been made. The announcement for 2014 should appear in Jan. 2014.
  • 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.
  • Rock-SAT at NASA, Wallops Island
    A Rock-SAT 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. Students and faculty participate in biweekly NASA teleconference reviews.
  • 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 should be 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. By mandate, NJSGC does not fund standalone K-12 activities. Interested faculty and administrators should contact the the NJSGC director or program coordinator.