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Volume 46 | Issue 1 | January 2004



NASA awards Space Grants

NASA has selected 43 consortia in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship (Space Grant) Program to receive funding in 2004 for aerospace work force development.

The Space Grant program was established by Congress in 1989 with the goal of training students for careers in the field of aerospace. Control over the program was placed under NASA, and 52 programs have been established, one in each state plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The Agency is awarding $3.75 million in response to proposals submitted by state organizations to NASA's Office of Education in Washington. Awards are in two categories: single-state proposals (42) and multi-state proposals (4 awards for 16 states).

The consortia were selected based on a competitive evaluation of their plans to enlarge and enhance the "pipeline," or resource pool, of higher education graduates and faculty involved with NASA as employees, contractors or principal investigators.