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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

Young Scientists for Planetary Exploration at LPSC 
Mark your LPSC agendas! Thursday (March 23) during lunch (12:00 to 1:15), the Young Scientists for Planetary Exploration will hold an open forum to discuss issues affecting early career scientists: upcoming opportunities for research and mission involvement, job prospects and networking, and ways to improve the future of planetary exploration. A supportive and inclusive environment is paramount to this future. Although priority will be given to issues concerning younger/early career scientists, this forum is open to all members of the community. Bring your lunch and good ideas!

Thursday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Waterway 4

Summer Internships at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Rising sophomores through Ph.D. students as of fall 2017 who participate in the 2017 APL NASA Intern Program will work at the APL facility in Laurel, Maryland, and will contribute to NASA missions and space-related research work. Talks by key mission engineers and scientists, along with tours of APL and other activities, will be provided throughout the summer. Interested intern candidates must be U.S. citizens, be in high academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher), and have successfully passed a background check (criminal, social security, and driving record).

Application Deadline: March 26, 2017

2017 NASA Planetary Science Summer Seminar
NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students, as well as engineering students within 6-9 months of completion of their masters degree (but not planning to pursue a PhD degree), for its 29th Annual Planetary Science Summer Seminar, which will be held July 24-28, 2017 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. During the program and pre-session webinars, student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early mission concept study, prepare a proposal authorization presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback. By the end of the session, students will have a clearer understanding of the life cycle of a space mission; relationships between mission design, cost, and schedule; and the tradeoffs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the quality of science. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals. 

Application deadline: April 3, 2017

Barringer Grant for 2017
This year's application deadline for grants from the Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research is April 7, 2017. This program provides 3 to 5 competitive grants each year in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 USD for support of field research at known or suspected impact sites worldwide. Grant funds may be used to assist with travel and subsistence costs, as well as laboratory and computer analysis of research samples and findings. Masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students enrolled in formal university programs are eligible. 

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017