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NASA Announces Graduate Fellowship Program

November 2, 2006

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2007/2008 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 the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.
The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2007, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2007. Note that last year the program was called the Earth System Science Fellowship (ESSF) program.
The NESSF call for proposals may be found at the NESSF 07 solicitation page. (select "Solicitations" then select "Open Solicitations" then select "NESSF 07").
Proposals must be submitted electronically through NASA's NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the electronic submission of the fellowship proposal.  To use the NSPIRES system, the student, the advisor, and the university must all register. Once you are in the NSPIRES database system, you will be registered for all future NASA submissions. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 07 solicitation index page listed above. You can register at the NSPIRES website.
For further information contact:
Anne Crouch
Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research
Phone: 202-358-0855
E-mail: [email protected]

Dolores Holland
Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research
Phone 202-358-0734
E-mail: [email protected]




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