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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
The NASA Earth Science Research Program, managed by the Earth Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate, fulfills NASA's mission to drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of Earth (see NASA 2014 Strategic Plan at http://science.nasa.gov/about-us/science-strategy/) and, in particular, the strategic objective 2.2, to advance knowledge of Earth as a system to meet the challenges of environmental change, and to improve life on our planet. This strategic objective is motivated by the following key questions:
- How is the global Earth system changing?
- What causes these changes in the Earth system?
- How will the Earth system change in the future?
- How can Earth system science provide societal benefit?
The NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) supports basic and applied research in Earth and space science. Approximately 50 new graduate fellowships in Earth Science are awarded each year.
The Science Goals to guide the Earth Science Division's selection are:
- Atmospheric Composition
- Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems
- Water and Energy Cycle
- Climate Variability and Change
- Earth Surface and Interior
- Further the use of Earth system science researcg to inform decisions and provide benefits to society
The award amount is up to $30,000 per year with awards made initially for one year and may be renewed for no more than two additional years.
The application requires a cover page, a 6-page proposed research project, a research schedule, signed letter of recommendation from Advisor, and transcripts.
Deadline for New applications: 11:59PM EST, Feb. 2, 2015
Deadline for Renewal applications: 11:59PM EST, March 16, 2015