NC Space Grant strives for inclusive and state-wide engagement. Our competitively awarded higher education opportunities are open to students and faculty at any accredited university in the State of North Carolina who meet eligibility requirements.

NC Space Grant’s higher education partnerships include the 16 public universities of the University of North Carolina (UNC), all 58 community colleges, and increasingly greater engagement with the 36 independent colleges and universities. With 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), both public and private institutions, institutions, NC has approximately 13% of the nation’s HBCUs.