Foundation / Corporation
NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 to South Dakota institutions, agencies, IHEs, and Funding Source affiliates for STEM education projects. Funding is intended for K-12 teacher education, STEM projects for typically underrepresented populations, and undergraduate STEM education. The goal of the program is to fund worthy projects that align with NASA research priorities and/or areas of interest, and show potential to develop into long-term, sustainable programs. For information about research priorities and areas of interest, see:
The vision of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is to expand opportunities for all South Dakotans through education, research, and public service in the fields of aerospace, earth science, and supporting STEM disciplines. As the link between NASA and the citizens of South Dakota, SDSGC's mission is to instill the spirit of exploration and discovery in students and educators and in the general public, with a special focus on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that are essential for the development of the nation’s workforce.
Preference will be given to proposals with any or all of the following three foci, because they align more closely with NASA’s current priority education areas.
Proposals need not include all of the following over-riding themes, but themes given preference include: A) Hands-on educational experiences, B) NASA’s unique resources and capabilities, C) Diversity (individuals, institutions, management), D) Proven methodologies and a good evaluation/assessment plan, E) Leveraging and strengthening strategic partnerships, and F) Workforce development. In addition, proposals that include components associated with the following are encouraged: A) NASA’s MARS 2020 mission (“ROADS on Mars Student Challenge)”, B) Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) Education & Outreach school visits, summer camps, and curriculum kits, and C) multi-consortia high-altitude student ballooning team partnerships.
GrantWatch ID#: 184805
Individual proposals may request funding in the range of $1,000 - $40,000.
Project period: February 23, 2020 through February 22, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals must be submitted to:
SDSGC Deputy Director Tom Durkin
Direct questions to Tom Durkin at the above email address or at 605-394-1975.
USA: South Dakota