National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program

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The space-grant colleges are institutions that are members of a network of 52 consortia formed for the purpose of outer space-related research.[1] Each consortium is based in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and each consists of multiple independent space-grant institutions, with one of the institutions acting as the lead.

The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988. NASA administers the program, and first took that role in 1989.

The program claims the following objectives:[2]

Space grant colleges are not to be confused with land-grant colleges (a program instituted in 1862), sea-grant colleges (instituted in 1966), or sun-grant colleges (instituted in 2003).

Participating institutions[edit]

As of 2002, there are over 850 participating institutions.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA Space Grant Program". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program(Space Grant) 2010-2014. Retrieved March 24 2014.
  3. ^ "Space Grant Program". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arizona Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arkansas Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  6. ^ California Space Grant Consortium » Affiliates. Casgc.ucsd.edu. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  7. ^ "Colorado Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. Retrieved February 12 2014.
  9. ^ "Florida Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Idaho Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Engaging STEM Education for the State of Indiana. INSGC (2013-06-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  12. ^ NASA Kentucky – Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs | NASA Kentucky website. Nasa.engr.uky.edu. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  13. ^ Maryland Space Grant Consortium. Md.spacegrant.org (2012-05-15). Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  14. ^ New Mexico Space Grant – Home | New Mexico Space Grant Consortium homepage. www.nmspacegrant.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-05.
  15. ^ "New York NASA Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ohio Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium". Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  18. ^ Utah Space Grant Consortium. www.utahspacegrant.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-12.

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