NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program Accepting Proposals for 2010/2011 Academic Year

This call for graduate fellowship proposals, entitled NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program — 2010/2011 Academic Year, solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be training grants to the respective universities, with the advisor serving as the principal investigator. The financial support for the NESSF program comes from the Science Mission Directorate’s four science divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics.

NESSF awards are made initially for one year. They may be renewed for no more than two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory progress (as reflected in academic performance, research progress and recommendation by the faculty advisor) and the availability of funds. The three-year period is the maximum length a student may receive support from the NESSF program in pursuing a master’s or Ph.D.

The maximum amount of a NESSF award is $30,000 per year.
Proposals for this opportunity are due Feb. 1, 2010.

For more information about this solicitation, visit http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={4B6B94FA-6508-FB89-FDFC-E31089D85D3F}&path=open .

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to:

Russell Deyoung, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research
757-864-1472 or larc-nessf-Earth@lists.nasa.gov

Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research
202-358-0734 or hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov

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