Space Technology Research Grants (STRG)
About Space Technology Research Grants
The goal of the Space Technology Research Grants Program (STRGP) is to accelerate the development of low TRL space technologies to support future space science and exploration needs of NASA, other government agencies, and the commercial space sector. STRGP engages the spectrum of academic researchers, from graduate students to senior faculty members, and all STRGP investments are selected through three competitive solicitations: NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF), Early Career Faculty (ECF), and Early Stage Innovations (ESI).
STRGP features a low TRL (1-3) technology portfolio of groundbreaking research in advanced space technology. The NSTRF solicitation requests applications that are responsive to the Space Technology Roadmaps, and the topics featured in the ECF and ESI solicitations are of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates and the aerospace community and are aligned with the Agency’s 14 Space Technology Roadmaps (STRs) and the NASA Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan. In addition, the topics represent areas where it is anticipated that academia is ideally suited to provide significant innovations.