Education and Outreach

2009 Santander Summer School: NAI Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 24th

By Keith Cowing
April 10, 2009

Location: Palacio de Magdalena, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Dates: June 22-26, 2009

The NAI has extended the deadline for applications to the annual Summer School sponsored by the NAI and the Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB) at Santander on Spain’s Cantabrian coast. The topic of the School this year is “Earth’s Extremophiles and Extraterrestrial Habitability.” Lecturers include John Baross of the School of Oceanography, University of Washington; Michael Madigan of the Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, and Ricardo Amils of the CAB.

The seventh annual summer school in Astrobiology, organized jointly by the Spanish Centro de Astrobiologia and the NASA Astrobiology Institute will be held at the Santander campus of Spain’s national university, Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP).

The summer school includes a week of lectures presented by internationally distinguished researchers, round-table discussions, astronomical observations, and a half-day field trip. Students completing the school receive a UIMP Diploma in Astrobiology. On-site accommodations and meals are provided at the summer campus of UIMP, the Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander (

Scholarships covering travel costs, school fees, accommodation and meals are provided by NAI for approximately 10 American students. Additional opportunities are available for students of other nationalities. Applications for NAI scholarships close April 24th, 2009.

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[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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