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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program (NESSF)


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
Thse graduate fellowship proposals, entitled NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program 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.
portable funding

Participating Institution(s):
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NASA (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
General Earth & Agriculture Sciences
Physics

Keywords:
Heliophysics
Planetary Science

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Page last updated 6/26/2017
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