Welcome, North Dakota Educators!

This is the NDSGC application for Classroom Visits. 

Classroom Visits are often conducted by NDSGC STEM Ambassadors. Read more about the STEM Ambassadors on the NDSGC STEM Ambassador landing page.

Please note:

  • Once your request has been submitted, the NDSGC Team will contact you to discuss a classroom visit further.
  • Filling out this form does not guarantee you a visit.  We will do our best to align STEM Ambassador's schedule and availability.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from classroom visit for scheduling.
  • All STEM engagements are conducted by STEM Ambassadors, North Dakota college students.  Their responsibilities are to deliver quality STEM education, not classroom management.  Classroom educators are expected to be responsible for students' behavior.

Please contact the NDSGC Team with any questions or concerns about Classroom Visits.

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This Submittable Form

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team.

All other questions can be directed to NDSGC Director Dr. Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu) or NDSGC Office Manager Grecia Flaws (grecia.flaws@und.edu). 

Thank you!

Please read the following message before completing your Educator Mini-Grant funding request:
 This is the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium's application form for requesting funds for educators. All funds are distributed on a competitive basis, available to teachers across the state, and released depending on the current fiscal year's budget. If you are a NDSGC higher education affiliate in search of a mini-grant, please complete this form here.

Applicants are encouraged to review the NDSGC Educator Mini-Grant landing page.

 
This Submittable Form
 This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to NDSGC Team.
 

Within this form, you will need to upload a RESUME. Please limit this to 1-2 pages.


Amazon Wishlists:
  You will have the option to upload an Amazon Wishlist, which itemizes your proposed materials. If you are interested in this option, you will be able to copy/paste your wishlist right into this form. If you are unfamiliar on how to make an Amazon Wishlist, please visit this tutorial link. (Please reach out to the NDSGC team if you still have questions after you have reviewed this link). A supporting text box will ask you to justify these items (where you'll explain the purpose, impact factor, and NASA relevance of each of the items).


Resources and Links:
  Later in the form, we'll ask you to explain how your proposal relates to NASA and their goals. We have provided references for you to consult (not all may apply to you):
 

NASA STEM Engagement Website


 

Travel Grant Application

Students may apply for both in-person events (you must be actively participating) and/or virtual events (you can be passively engaged as an audience member).


Please read:
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) will sponsor North Dakota students (undergraduate and graduate students) to travel to a domestic conference, hands-on workshop, or other academic or professional development event pre-approved by the NDSGC. Students can receive awards of up to $2,500. Travel grant applications are due at least six weeks prior to the conference or workshop that is being attended. If a travel grant is awarded, travel and funding arrangements must be made at least two weeks prior to the conference or workshop being attended. Travel grant funding is awarded competitively and all applications are assessed individually. Students are allowed to submit one travel grant application per semester until they have a meritorious submission.
All travel grant recipients must submit a post-event report (you will receive a Submittable form from the NDSGC team) and upload an image of them attending their event. The NDSGC will use this information in the annual reporting back to NASA. Once a post-event report has been submitted and all funds disbursed, the travel grant will be closed.
If the NDSGC does not purchase airfare and hotel and the reimbursement route is taken, please carefully read the following: Travelers are to pay for their own travel, only. When traveling with more than one person each traveler is expected to pay for themselves, they will request their own reimbursement with their own set of receipts. This may require travelers to split payments and will result in receipts listing more than one method of payment.


International travel CANNOT be funded by the NDSGC, as per NASA guidelines.


Resources and Links:
Later in the form, we'll ask you to explain how your proposal relates to NASA and their goals. We have provided references for you to consult (not all may apply to you):

  1. NASA STEM Engagement Website
  2. NASA 2020 Technology Taxonomy
  3. NASA 2017 Strategic Technology Investment Plan
  4. NASA 2018 Strategic Plan
  5. Science 2020-2024: A Vision for Scientific Excellence
  6. NASA 2022 Strategic Plan




This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time.

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed NDSGC Director Dr. Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu) or NDSGC Office Manager Grecia Flaws (grecia.flaws@und.edu).


Please note that all NDSGC awards are made from federal grant funds and awards cannot be concurrent with other federal grant funding awards made to individuals. By applying for this funding, I certify that the activities (stipend, salary, fringe, materials, supplies, travel, etc.) supported through the NDSGC are not supported through additional federal funding during the same period of performance. Any questions regarding this requirement can be directed to the NDSGC Team.

Please read the following message before completing your NASA Space Grant application:
This is the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium's application form for the Graduate Assistantships. This form is for students who have already been selected by the UND Department of Space Studies to receive a Graduate Assistantship (GA).

This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. We recommend not using the Microsoft Edge browser.

NASA Relevance Documents:
NASA's 2022 DEIA Statement
 

We encourage you to refer to:


If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to the NDSGC Team.


Please note that all NDSGC awards are made from federal grant funds and awards cannot be concurrent with other federal grant funding awards made to individuals. By applying for this funding, I certify that the activities (stipend, salary, fringe, materials, supplies, travel, etc.) supported through the NDSGC are not supported through additional federal funding during the same period of performance. Any questions regarding this requirement can be directed to the NDSGC Team.

Welcome, North Dakota Educators! 

This is the 2023-2024 application form for North Dakota Space Grant Consortium registration and/or travel funding for the Space Exploration Educator's Conference (SEEC), which will take place February 8-10, 2024 at Space Center Houston.

Eligibility: Educators may be pre-service, in-service, or higher education faculty within Education/Teaching & Learning fields. Pre-service applicants must be enrolled in a North Dakota school; in-service applicants must teach in North Dakota. Applicants must be US citizens to receive NASA funding.

Evaluation: All applications will be assessed with a rubric, looking at the quality of essay responses and impact for your students. Preference will be given to educators from rural communities and first-time attendees.   

Award values: up to $3,500 for attending the conference

  • Registration, lodging, airfare, per diem, and ground transportation are expected to be covered by the $3,500 award.
  • Awardees will be expected to participate in a SEEC de-brief with the NDSGC upon their return
  • Awardees will be responsible for arranging their own registration, lodging, airfare, per diem, and ground transportation.


If you have any questions, please contact the NDSGC Team.

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is committed to providing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) support to students across the state of North Dakota. Our At-Home STEM Kits allow students to conduct a simple STEM activity wherever they live, with adult supervision. All kits are free and require minimal supplies. Please complete the form below if you would like an At-Home STEM Kit to be mailed to a North Dakota address.


The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium is not responsible for any harm or damage that may result from interaction with the At-Home STEM Kit's directions and/or supplies.
An adult must be present and supervise any student(s) while they interact with the At-Home STEM Kit's directions and/or supplies.


Kits to choose from:
-Hologram Illusion Projector Kit: Middle and High School Students. Items included in kit: lesson & directions, frustum cutout, tape, NASA sticker, NASA temporary tattoo. (Items not included but needed for project: cellphone with video, scissors.)

-Payload and Parachute Kit: Elementary (1st-4th) School Students.  Items included in kit: lesson & directions, string, paperclip, Styrofoam block, Ziplock bag, NASA sticker, NASA temporary tattoo. (Items not included but needed for project: tape.)


*One kit per family; each form will request only one kit.
*Kit distribution based on supply availability: first come, first served.

If you are a teacher looking for STEM supplies for your classroom, please submit an Educator Mini-Grant application. More information on Educator Mini-Grants can be found here.

This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to NDSGC Director Dr. Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu) or NDSGC Office Manager Grecia Flaws (grecia.flaws@und.edu). 

Industry Interns: Rolling Applications

NASA Interns: Please find deadlines below
 

Please read the following message before completing your North Dakota Space Grant & NASA application:

This is the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium's application form for awarding NASA Internship  and Industry Internship funding. This application will close following our application deadlines.


 

For prospective Industry Interns only: 

The NDSGC encourages you to reach out to our team to discuss your individual situation. All students must fill out this Submittable form to be considered for internship funding. Students pursuing an industry internship do not have to complete the steps outlined below for the NASA internships (which are hosted by NASA Centers). Please contact the NDSGC team if you have any questions.
 

For prospective NASA interns only:

STEP ONE: You must have already filled out an application at intern.nasa.gov. (Click the link to start your application)

STEP TWO: Fill out this Submittable form. After you fill out your NASA application, complete this NDGSC application.

STEP 3: You will be able to edit this application at all times! Maintain your "top positions and centers" list to help us advocate for your top choices. Click the "edit submission" link at any time to make these updates.  

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After the NDSGC selects students internally (upon assessment of their NDSGC NASA Internship application), the NDSGC will reach out to each NASA center's intern office and advocate for you. This does not guarantee you an internship however, this makes your application more appealing to the center, as you would come with an existing funding source. 

NASA internships sessions span 10 weeks in the summer and 16 weeks in the fall and spring. Over the summer internship session, undergraduates will receive a stipend of $7,300; graduates will receive $9,000. Over the fall and spring internship session, undergraduates will receive a stipend of $11,680; graduates will receive $14,400. All students will receive a $1,000 travel stipend for in-person appointments. 

We encourage everyone to apply to up to 15 positions, or as NASA allows. 

NASA selects interns on a first-come-first-serve basis, so you may be contacted by a NASA mentor without us knowing. If this happens, please keep us updated as soon as possible so we can open up your potential slot to a different ND student. 

It is highly encouraged that all students apply for internships on the NASA website as soon as possible; mentors start choosing interns as soon as applications start to appear in the Gateway system.

Application Deadlines to NASA:

  • Fall 2023 session: Closed, session begins August 28th, 2023
  • Spring 2024 session: Closed, session begins August 31st, 2023
  • Summer 2024 session: October 20th, 2023: Early applications due (NASA mentors will begin choosing interns on this day); February 2nd, 2024: Application portal closes (NASA will post internship positions up to this day).

Application Deadlines to NDGSC for NASA internships:

  • Summer 2024 session: The NDSGC will continue to accept applications up to January 2nd, 2024
  • Fall 2025 session: TBD
  • Spring 2025 session: TBD
     

Please contact the NDSGC Team with any questions.

Please Note: Depending on how your institution or NASA internship funds you, taxes may or may not be taken out of your stipend. The NDSGC cannot advise on tax-related inquires. 

Please note that all NDSGC awards are made from federal grant funds and awards cannot be concurrent with other federal grant funding awards made to individuals. By applying for this funding, I certify that the activities (stipend, salary, fringe, materials, supplies, travel, etc.) supported through the NDSGC are not supported through additional federal funding during the same period of performance. Any questions regarding this requirement can be directed to the NDSGC Team.

This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. 

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team.
 


To promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) across North Dakota, the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) established the STEM Ambassador program. STEM Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate STEM students that conduct hands-on activities with North Dakota students, families, and communities.

Please complete this form if you would like to have a STEM Ambassador chat with your K-12 classroom. The goal of these visits is to encourage communication and cultivate curiosity in the fields of STEM.

Note: 

  • Teachers must submit at least 7 questions for the STEM Ambassadors to answer and discuss during their visit, we want our STEM Ambassadors to be prepared for classroom conversation. 
  • Having our STEM Ambassador conduct a hands-on STEM activity is an option. 
  • All visits are dependent on STEM Ambassador availability.


If you have a vision for how you want a STEM Ambassador visit to happen, let us know!

NDSGC will contact you, after your submission, to set a time and date for the visit. Please allow up to 3 weeks for all arrangements to be made.

Would your student or class like to have a STEM pen pal? 

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium STEM Pal program allows students to submit a letter to a STEM Ambassador. The goal of STEM Pals is to encourage communication and cultivate curiosity in the fields of STEM. "Letters" can be in the form of a paper letter, an email, a voice memo, or a hand-drawn picture. Students can ask a STEM Ambassador any questions they may have about Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or college life as a STEM student. 

Please fill out the form below to begin correspondence.

This Submittable Form

This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to NDSGC Director Dr. Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu) or NDSGC Office Manager Grecia Flaws (grecia.flaws@und.edu). 

Please read the following message before completing your NASA Space Grant scholarship application:

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium provides scholarship funding for outstanding students at North Dakota's public two- and four-year colleges and universities. This is the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium's application form for the Bismarck State College Undergraduate Scholarship

Bismarck State College students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be pursuing a STEM or STEM Education degree (nursing majors are not eligible)
  • Be enrolled at Bismarck State College and have Bismarck State College as their home institution

All other questions can be directed to NDSGC Director Dr. Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu) or NDSGC Associate Director Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu).

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