NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate announces the call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2018-2019 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 deadline for new applications is February 1, 2018, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2018.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 18 solicitation index page at:

Click on “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then select the “NESSF 18” announcement.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The faculty advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the faculty advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 18 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at:

For further information, contact:

Earth Science:
Claire Macaulay, (202) 358-0151, [email protected]

Space Science (Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics):
Marian Norris, (202) 358-4452, [email protected]