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Early Career Venus Scholars Student Opportunities

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program
NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2017-2018 academic year.  This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) 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 this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017; Renewal Deadline: March 15, 2017

Volunteer as a Total Solar Eclipse Subject Matter Expert
Join NASA’s efforts to engage the public about the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse by volunteering as a Subject Matter Expert! NASA welcomes scientists, engineers, science writers, amateur astronomers, and science educators to identify themselves as subject matter experts, or SMEs, available and interested in supporting programs around the nation on August 21. By volunteering, groups seeking an expert speaker can reach out to you to join their event. To be considered as a SME, you will need to have a minimum understanding of selected eclipse content. Before filling out the application form you must download and review eclipse training documents. In addition, you must meet be at least 21 years of age, have a basic working knowledge of astronomy, and be able to support a solar eclipse event somewhere around the country.

The Early History of Planetary Systems and Habitable Planets
The Astrobiology early career scientists conference “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets” will be hosted in Tartu, Estonia. The event will start on the morning of August 8th and finishes in August 10th in the evening. The themes of the conference include: formation and evolution of planet and satellite atmospheres, new aspects of planetary evolution, life in extreme environments and its possible role in the evolution of life on Earth, and the early history of Earth and other planets. Travel support is available for students and early career scientists to cover meals and accommodations for the entire meeting. 

Registration Deadline: June 29, 2017

SMD Seeks Proposal Reviewers
SMD is seeking subject matter experts to serve as mail-in and panel reviewers for several programs related to planetary science. Providing reviews is an excellent way to gain experience in the proposal process as an early career scientist. Graduate students have the opportunity to serve as executive secretaries on review panels, providing valuable insight into the review process.

Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships for Autumn 2017
The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the nation's capital, under the aegis of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Space Science Board. The autumn program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  The deadline for applications is 2 June.  Candidate(s) selected will be contacted no later than 7 July

Application Deadline: July 2, 2017

Summer School in Software Systems for Astronomy
Registration is now open for the 4th offering of Software Systems for Astronomy. The course covers software design and implementation of telescope and instrument control systems, observation planning tools, and software for analyzing and archiving astronomical data. SSfA-4 will be offered as a two week intensive course this summer, 24 July to 04 August, 2017, on the Big Island of Hawaii.