About Space Grant
National Space Grant Program
NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
National Space Grant Foundation
The National Space Grant Foundation (NSGF) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to support and enhance the Space Grant Consortia in every state to carry out education, research, and public outreach activities in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and additional fields, related to space, aeronautics, aviation, and Earth system science.
National Space Grant Alliance
The National Space Grant Alliance Inc. (NSGA) is a nonprofit, incorporated 501(c)(4) organization whose objects and purposes are to promote the social welfare by engaging in such activities, as are permitted hereunder and under all applicable laws, to expand and enhance the capacity of the United States of America to carry out education, research, and public outreach activities in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) and additional fields, related to space, aeronautics and Earth system science.
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
The vision of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium is to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space-related science and technology in Michigan. Its mission is to create, develop, and promote programs that support our vision and reflect NASA’s strategic interests, and encourage cooperation between academia, industry, and state and local government in space-related science and technology.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) supports and upholds the NASA Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement. “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all employees feel welcome, respected, connected, and engaged.” As well as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Department at the University of Michigan, our lead affiliate.
Our commitment to equity and inclusion within the Consortium is the key to our mission. We strive to contribute to the national need by recruiting a diverse group of students, researchers, and participants for all programs. MSGC focuses our efforts to align with the White House Executive Order 13985 On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.