Mini-grants are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are completing STEM- or NASA-relevant research that directly affects their thesis or dissertation (or a similar culminating project that enables students to graduate; unique projects must be approved by the NDSGC). These mini-grants will be awarded each semester and may include materials funding. All funds will be distributed on a competitive basis and released depending on the current fiscal year's budget. The maximum award for each individual is $1,000. Students may earn up to one mini-grant per degree program. Students who have already completed research through the NDSGC, having earned a fellowship, mini-grant, or internship, are eligible to apply for the NDSGC to cover publication fees under this mini-grant program. If you are awarded a mini-grant, a final report must be completed to be eligible for future awards. Stipends are unallowable. Students requiring only travel expenses are encouraged to consider the NDSGC Travel Grants. For additional information, please contact the NDSGC team.
Upcoming application deadlines:
- Fall semester: August 1st
- Spring semester: December 1st
- Summer semester: April 15th
The application form will open one month prior to each deadline.