NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation continues to evolve, the NASA PA Space Grant Consortium’s (PSGC’s) administration office at Penn State University Park is proceeding with normal operations as we function in telework-mode. The PSGC is currently requesting qualified proposals from institutions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a competitive mini-grant program.

The health and well-being of the students, faculty, staff and others who are engaged in PSGC-supported project activities is our highest priority and drives our decision-making. The PSGC will continue to pay stipends, internships, scholarships and fellowships as scheduled and will encourage principal investigators and project leads to be flexible and creative in moving projects forward by facilitating student work from home.

Many PSGC Affiliate institutions and recipients of mini-grants expect to deliver classes remotely for an extended period of time. All Penn State nonessential events are canceled, postponed or virtual through at least June 30. All University-affiliated travel, both domestic and international, is suspended through at least June 30. For the latest updates, visit:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the PSGC’s programs or project activities, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Dr. Christopher House, PSGC Director
Dr. Erin DiMaggio, PSGC PSU Undergraduate Research Programs Director
Carol High, PSGC Operations/Grants Manager
Caitlin Teti, PSGC Educational Program Specialist


Statewide Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is closed. Click here for more information:


Penn State Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is closed. Click here for more information:


Penn State Undergraduate Research Experience

The application process for the 2021 WISER/MURE/FURP undergraduate research programs is expected to open Nov. 1, 2020. Click here to view a sample application. 

  • WISER:  Women in Science and Engineering Research
    Available to first-year women. 
  • MURE: Minority Undergraduate Research Experience
    Available to underrepresented minority students  (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) who are first-year, sophomores, or juniors.
  • FURP: First-year Undergraduate Research Program
    Available to all first-year students; those with economic hardship are encouraged to apply.