Graduate Student Fellowships in Earth Systems Science
screen capture for the logo for NASA's Graduate Student Research Program
Don't Miss the Application Deadline!

NASA is now accepting applications for graduate student fellowships in Earth system science for the 2004-2005 academic year. Applications will be considered for research in any of the six focus areas established by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise: climate variability and change; atmospheric composition; carbon cycle, ecosystems and biogeochemistry; water and energy cycle; weather; and Earth surface and interior. The maximum amount of award is $24,000 per year.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to ensure continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of Earth as a system. Particular emphasis is placed on the applicant's ability and interest in pursuing academic training and research using observations and measurements from NASA's Earth-orbiting satellites. NASA is especially interested in supporting investigations that fulfill a growing need in competencies relating to data assimilation and continuing improvement of remote sensing techniques.

Students admitted to, or already enrolled in, a full-time master's or doctorate program in Earth system science or related disciplines at accredited U.S. universities are eligible to apply. Awards are made initially for one year and may be renewed annually, based on satisfactory progress as reflected in academic performance and evaluations by the faculty advisor, for no more than two additional years. NASA expects to award up to 50 new fellowships for the 2004-2005 academic year.

table listing Earth Observing System missions
A Chart of NASA's EOS Missions
New applications are due on March 16, 2004. Renewal applications are due on May 31, 2004. See Web site for further details, including application procedures and contact information.

View site:
Related Sites

2004 Goddard Coastal Research Graduate Fellowship Program
+ View site

2004 Graduate Student Summer Program in Earth System Science
+ View site

2004 Summer Institute on Atmospheric, Hydrospheric and Terrestrial Sciences
+ View site

2004 Summer School for High Performance Computational Earth and Space Sciences
+ View site