SMD Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is inviting proposals for graduate student research via a new solicitation titled Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology” (FINESST) NNH19ZDA005K. The FINESST solicitation replaces the 2019 call for new NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships. More information is available in NSPIRES ( FINESST proposals are due at 11:59 pm eastern on February 1, 2019. Send questions by email to:


“Spotlight on Education” highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Education Department at