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 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 outlined above. 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 index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com (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 in NSPIRES here http://nspires.nasaprs.com.

For further information contact: Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research Anne Crouch at (202) 358-0855 or by E-mail at hq-nessf-Earth@nasa.gov . Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research Dolores Holland at (202) 358-0734 or by E-mail at hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov . [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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