The Vermont Space Grant Consortium offers a variety of opportunities for scholarships, research grants, awards and NASA Internship Programs that provide opportunities to work with NASA engineers and scientists at NASA centers across the United States.

The Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) is part of a national network of colleges and universities.   VTSGC works to expand opportunities for Vermonters to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts.   VTSGC funds NASA internships, fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), curriculum and faculty development, as well as informal education through our museum partners.

Project Goal:

  • Contribute to the nation's science enterprise by funding education, research and public engagement projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.


  • Establish and maintain a national network of universities.
  • Encourage cooperative programs among universities; aerospace industry; and Federal, state and local governments.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary education, research and public service programs related to aerospace.
  • Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Promote a strong science, mathematics and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.




Contact VTSGC

Vermont Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR
University of Vermont
Mansfield House, 2nd Floor
25 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

For more information, please contact Debra Fraser, Program Coordinator.
Please note that due to COVID-19, we are working remotely.
Phone: (802) 656-1429

NASA rocket launch

National Network

Chartered in 1990 under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) is part of a national network that includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies.   VTSGC is one of 52 consortia affiliates which are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


UVM CubeSat Solar Sail student design team completing their preliminary design review

VTSGC Mission

To Serve the citizens of the State of Vermont and the larger National community by fostering increased expertise in aerospace-related education, research, and public service.
To provide a statewide network to enhance communication and interaction among Vermont organizations and individuals with interests in aerospace issues.

group of students with their Vermont NASA Space Grant project

Strategic Plan and Goals

Goals of the VTSGC include promoting the enhancement of Vermont’s STEM educational base, encouraging Vermont students to consider careers in scientific and technical fields.
We strive to increase Vermont’s aerospace-related research infrastructure, and promote programs that connect Vermont’s citizens at all levels to NASA.