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2014 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. As a Summer Intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.
The 10-week program runs from June 2 through August 8, 2014. Interns will receive a $5000.00 stipend plus $1000.00 U.S. travel stipend, or $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.
Please note that due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries (see link under “ECP Notices” at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/) are not eligible. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, or other nonmerit factors. Selection is based on (1) scholarship, curriculum, and experience; (2) career objectives and scientific interest; and (3) match of interest of applicant with available research projects.
Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s Summer Intern Program website:
Faculty members: Please pass this information on to any of your students who might be interested.
The LPI is located near Johnson Space Center, on the south side of Houston, Texas, and is operated by the Universities Space Research Association under a cooperative agreement with the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)s. The LPI provides, on NASA’s behalf, leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences, and linkage with related terrestrial programs.
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Winter registration is close upon us and I wanted to promote and pass along this new course we are offering here for Environmental Studies. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Right now its listed as a special topics course (ENVIR 495) but will move into its own course slot soon. Have a great weekend!
Over the past five years hundreds of students have applied for our grant program. ExxonMobil has been honored to fund numerous students and their research. Even though the program has been a big success we have consistently requested feedback and thought about ways to improve it. Based on our evaluation, we have decided to evolve the program in 2014 and to team up with the Geological Society of America and form the ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Research Awards. There are several minor changes that will take effect in the 4th quarter of 2013,
1)GSA will steward the overall program
GSA’s dissemination of information:
· Information about the program is posted year-round at http://www.geosociety.org/grants/gradgrants.htm .
· The information regarding the new ExxonMobil grants ($7500 each for 10 grants) will be advertised on this website starting in November.
· Each year, the application is updated and is posted at the end of November.
· The upcoming deadline for application submission is Feb. 3, 2014.
· The Program is advertised via GSA Today, GSA Connection, GSA’s website and at the Annual Meeting.
· GSA offers a free grant writing workshop for this GSA Program (this year, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29;noon-1:00 pm at the Convention Center, Rm 201). GSA will announce the ExxonMobil grants for 2014 at this workshop.
2) The application process will follow GSA guidelines
· Anyone wanting to apply for the ExxonMobil grant must fill out the GSA online application (no forwarded apps from Exxon will be eligible)
· GSA can only accept applications from students studying in US/Canada/Mexico
· GSA and ExxonMobil will select the awardees
3) The awards ceremony will be held at the GSA annual convention and will be hosted by the GSA Foundation and ExxonMobil. The program will consist of a poster session and an Awards Ceremony where all recipients will be recognized. Additional activities with ExxonMobil employees and the grant recipients will take place at the convention and travel grants will be awarded.
ExxonMobil looks forward to reviewing your applications and seeing you in Vancouver, British Columbia in Oct 2014.
Sharon G. Turner
ExxonMobil Exploration Company
Global Geoscience Recruiting
CORP – GP3-238