Early Career Researcher Opportunity to Develop New Concepts for Astrobiology Missions

The NASA Astrobiology Program is offering a great and unique opportunity for early career scientists in the field. The NASA Astrobiology Program will host a pilot Astrobiology Mission “Ideation Factory” focused on the search for life at Mars. NASA will provide early career researchers the opportunity to develop new concepts for astrobiology missions.

This event will be an Ideas Lab-like activity focused on developing astrobiology missions, will provide an enrichment experience for the participants, and is intended to be a first step in further development of the top ideas. Ideas Labs are intense, five-day workshops in which 30 or so researchers from disparate fields are brought together to address a Big Challenge in science.

Participants are expected to be early career post-docs and graduate students with an interest in becoming more involved in astrobiology-focused space missions.

The event is scheduled for the week of August 21, 2023, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. We encourage those with an interest to submit an application via https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0d9d41e258df4db0b4643fe0ed2260a8.

Additional information can be found at https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/events/astrobiology-mission-ideation-factory-the-search-f/.