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FSGC Fellowship Programs

In 2016-17, FSGC will be awarding 2 types of fellowships. One is a Dissertation and Thesis Improvement Fellowship and the other is a 1-year Masters fellowship. Please click on the links below for more information about the fellowships:

2016-17 Dissertation and Thesis Improvement Fellowship


2016-17 FSGC Masters Fellowship Program

FUNSAT Design Competition

The basic FUNSAT (Florida University SATellite) is a pico-satellite with a maximum mass of 1.33 Kg and the size of 10 x 10 x 10 cm3 (i.e. 1U). However, we allow its extension up to 6U (8 kg) though our funding for the construction may be limited to support 1U cost. The main objectives of this competition are promotion of an interdisciplinary project for systems engineering, supporting a test-bed for advanced technologies such as MEMS, and promoting advanced study and career development for Florida students in the field of aerospace.

The 2nd biennial FUNSAT competition is scheduled to begin this Fall 2015. This design competition is structured to allow students to have a two-year turnaround on an actual system design project: the detailed design in the first year and the flight model construction in the second year. This competition will allow students to work closely with professionals from the field on a project that will have great significance in the coming years. The competition will include the design, fabrication, and a possible launch into space for the winning design. In the conceptual design (first round), competitors will be provided with technical support by FSGC, NASA and space industries. The finalists will be partially supported for their detailed design and building of their FUNSAT, including the final technical workshop. FSGC will work with the winning team to secure funding for the building of the cubesat

The Florida University Satellite (FUNSAT) Design Competition is sponsored by Florida Space Grant Consortium and the Florida Space Institute.



FSGC Research Programs

The Florida Space Grant Consortium has a long history of supporting exciting scientific research. With the sponsorship of Space Florida (present) and the Florida Space Research Institute (in the past), we have funded projects from across the entire space spectrum and we continue to diversify each and every year. These research endeavors combine the efforts of professors, students, and researchers in projects of true intellectual merit. Learn more about the research we have supported, view successful proposals, and even apply for the funding of your own research.

FSGC and Space Florida are sponsoring 2 research programs. The first one is the Florida Space Research Program and the other is the FSGC/SF-KSC Technology and Commercialization Development Program.

Click on the links to get information and instructions to submit proposals.

1. 2016 Florida Space Research Program

2. 2016 FSGC/SF-KSC Technology Development Program

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