Travel Funds

Travel funds are assigned on a first come first serve basis, and subject to availability of funds. 

To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • A student, faculty or staff participating in a PR NASA project. 
  • Travel directly related to the project.
  • If it is a conference, the traveler must have an accepted presentation.
  • If it is NASA Center, National Lab or Research Institution, the traveler must have an invitation letter stating the purpose and time period. 

The travel application will be evaluated in terms of the benefit to the project and broader impact. 

Great things are possible in Puerto Rico when students engage in STEM!

NASA’s Plant the Moon Challenge will provide students in Puerto Rico with research experience that is hands-on and meaningful.

During this 10-week challenge, students are motivated to explore which plants are possible to grow on the surface of the moon. Their results will contribute vital information to the scientists at NASA.

Alongside their mentors, students will have have the opportunity to:

  • Design their own experiments
  • Develop teamwork skills
  • Use scientific tools and techniques
  • Learn about local plants and crops
  • Explore concepts in STEM
  • Share insights that will help the global science community

Participation is free of charge and open for students in grades 7th-12th.

Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium will be providing each team their own lunar soil kit and project guide.

Each team may have about ten students along with an educator. There can be more than one team per school, organization, or family.

Enrollment for the Plant the Moon Challenge is open; deadline extended until April 29, 2022. 

Experiments begin in the fall semester.

To apply, create a Submittable account below and fill out the application form. 


  • This challenge is open to schools, STEM clubs, homeschool groups, non-profit STEM organizations in Puerto Rico. 
  • Team: one adult leader and ten students, grades 7th-12th, per team (bigger teams are allowed provided they are not too large)
  • Commitment: 10 weeks of daily engagement with the project 

Application Deadline has been extended:
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).

To apply, create a Submittable account below and fill out the application form. 

For more information contact:
Ms. Kamila Morell, telephone 787-790-1507, or email:

Technical Support: For technical questions or problems with the Submittable platform, technical support is available Monday-Friday, 9  am-5 pm MST and can be reached at or 855-467-8264. 

Puerto Rico NASA Programs