Research Experience for Teachers 2024 – Application and Instructions
The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is accepting applications for 2024 Research Experience
for Teachers (RET) summer fellowships. The program enables secondary teachers to enrich their knowledge
of science and engineering practices by joining a research group at a South Dakota university or laboratory for
the summer of 2024. Research has shown that teachers who participate in research experiences are able to
provide an enriched classroom experience for their students in subsequent years. See full details here.
All 2024 awards are contingent upon U.S. Congressional approval of the 2024 federal budget and the
availability and receipt of FY2024 Space Grant funding from NASA. We invite current secondary teachers in
science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines to apply. Up to three RET fellowships
will be offered. Research projects must align with NASA’s mission and those of the SDSGC and its affiliates.
The RET fellowship will be $8000.
1) Application Receipt Deadline: February 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m. MST.
2) Award Notification: anticipated to be announced by March 31, 2024.
Eligibility and U.S. Citizenship Requirement
All applicants must be citizens of the United States. Applicants must be full time secondary school
teachers in a STEM discipline during the 2023-2024 school year and planning to teach full time for at least
three more years in South Dakota.