This call is for ESMD Senior Design Projects, including Lunabotics Mining Competition Projects.  Click on the following link to request NASA ESMD Senior Design Projects and funds:   Proposals must fit within one of the endorsed ESMD Sr. Design Project topics listed at  

The application due date for the first round of selections is September 1, 2011 (to allow the Oregon Space Grant time to review and endorse proposals) and the recipients will be notified by September 16, 2011.  If funding is available, additional application rounds will be conducted.

The factors considered for project approval will include:

  • Endorsement by your state based Space Grant office
  • Amount requested for each project (not specifically limited but intended to be spread across many projects).
  • Number of requests from each state (not specifically limited but intended to be spread across the nation).
  • The NASA Technical Expert availability.

Funding for these opportunities is provided by the ESMD Space Grant Program at NASA/KSC through the National Space Grant Foundation.  Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Laura Peckyno at or by phone at 541-737-2414.  Thank you for your support of the ESMD Space Grant Educational Project!