NASA and Other Opportunities for Graduate Students

1.) NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2014/2015

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2014/2015 Academic
Year (NESSF14)

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals entitled NASA Earth
and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2014/2015 Academic Year. This
call for graduate fellowship proposals solicits applications from
accredited U.S. Universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Masters or
Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and Space Sciences, or related
disciplines, at respective institutions. 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 with the advisor serving as
the principal investigator.

The financial support for the NESSF Program comes from the NASA Science
Mission Directorates (SMD) four science divisions: Earth Science,
Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. For the 2014/2015
academic year, NASA expects to award approximately 50 new graduate
fellowships in Earth Science, 3-5 in Heliophysics, 10 in Planetary Science,
and 6-10 in Astrophysics.

Submission Deadlines:

Deadline for receipt of NEW applications: 11:59 p.m. EST, February 3, 2014

Deadline for receipt of RENEWAL applications: 11:59 p.m. EST, March 17,

Announcement of Selections:

The target date to announce selection of new applications for award is May
15, 2014, with the start date of the all new fellowship awards of September
1, 2014. The target date to notify renewal students concerning the
continuation of the fellowship award applicants is June 16, 2014.

For further information contact:

Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research

Claire Macaulay at 202/358-0151 or by e-mail at claire.i.macaulay

Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science
Research, and Astrophysics Research

Dolores Holland at hq-nessf-Space

Please share this information with those you know, who may be able to take
advantage of this opportunity.

2. Department of Energy Scholars Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting
applications for Summer 2014.
Visit for more information or to apply –
deadline is January 12, 2014!

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce
students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations.
Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they
apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific
research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a
variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

– Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific
– Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
– Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
– Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or
post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open
to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences;
Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy;
Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting
and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.

Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail
doescholars or visit*.*

3. Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for
Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is
seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to
the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing
and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers
that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The
fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for
full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate
student fellows.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or
biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of
coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may
apply. They must also be able to comply with safety and security
requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and
Education. The application is available at:

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the
application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of
recommendation, to CDCrpp by January 17, 2014.

Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.

For further information contact

Daniel Parker at DParker2.