Program Status: Closed
Program type(s): Competition, Team Challenge,


North Carolina Space Grant awards funding to undergraduate teams to help them participate in national competitions either sponsored or sanctioned by NASA or another STEM-related organization (NASA Student Launch Initiative, NASA Swarmathon, NASA Human Robotics Competition, Shell Eco-Challenge, AUVSI Competition, etc.). These competitions should be in the fields of science, engineering or mathematics, and complement the academic studies of the team members.

UNC-Charlotte 49er Miners Compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition


Award Level

A team may apply for only one award. However, the same college or university may apply for multiple awards as long as funds are used for different challenges or competitions. The period of performance for this project is November 15, 2018 to April 15, 2019 (5 months). Note: The end date is aligned with NC Space Grant’s FY 2018 period of performance with NASA. Once our office receives FY 2019 funding from NASA, we will be able to extend the end date of this award via no-cost extension.

How to Apply

Proposal submissions will reopen in Fall 2019. 

For full submission guidelines, refer to the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Proposal Guidelines

All proposals must include the following information in the order noted below. Proposals not meeting these requirements may not be considered:

Project Content (not to exceed 6 pages)

1. Summary of the team competition (i.e., provide the web link).

2. Description of the team project being competed and its alignment to a NASA Mission Directorate; NASA Mission Directorates include:

a. Aeronautics Research
b. Human Exploration and Operations
c. Science
d. Space Technology

3. Summary of team’s past participation in the competition (placement, lessons learned).

4. Outreach plan (not required but teams that include an outreach component to pre-college and public audiences will be more favorably reviewed).

5. Project timeline (goals, deadlines, requirements and competition dates).

6. Team member information (table form) that includes:

a. Student name
b. Student’s team roles and responsibilities
c. Year/Level in school
d. Email and date of birth (for NASA reporting purposes ONLY)
e. Demographic information (gender, ethnicity)

7. Full project budget and description with request not to exceed $5,000; a one-to- one cost-match is required (use budget template in Appendix B).

Additional Required Content (no page limit unless otherwise noted):

Eligibility Requirements

Awardee Expectations

Request for Proposal (PDF)

NC Space Grant_Team Competition Grants_2018-19_FINAL


For questions related to this solicitation, please contact Jobi Cook at (919) 515-5933 or