NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

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.

Science Focus Areas are

  1. Climate Variability and Change,
  2. Atmospheric Composition,
  3. Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems,
  4. Water and Energy Cycle,
  5. Weather, and
  6. Earth Surface and Interior.

 

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.

Opportunity Information
Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Qualifications: 
  • Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree
  • Students may enter the fellowship program at any time during their graduate work.
  • Open to all students enrolled full-time, but U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be given preference when two or more proposals are of equal scientific merit.
Funding Provided: 

Up to $30,000 per year with awards made initially for one year. Renewals may be allowed for no more than two additional years.

Application Method: 

Applicants must work with departmental staff to submit the application.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only.

Instructions for submitting electronic proposals are located at http://nspires.nasaprs.com -
click on “Solicitations,” then click on “Open Solicitations,” and then select the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship 2012.

Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” listed under “Other Documents.”

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed below

Name: 
Ming-Ying Wei
Email Address: 
mwei@nasa.gov
Office Phone: 
(202)358-0771