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A--NASA SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS - FALL 2012 FELLOWSHIP START

Solicitation Number: NSTRF12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: Headquarters
Location: Office of Procurement (HQ)
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Added: Nov 04, 2011 1:01 pm
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has releaseda solicitation, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2012Fellowship Start, on November 4, 2011. The solicitation is available by opening the NASAResearch Opportunities homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ , selecting"Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting "NSTRF12."NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanentresident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute toNASA's strategic goals and missions.This call for graduate fellowship applications solicits applications from accredited U.S.Universities on behalf of highly qualified individuals pursuing or planning to pursueMaster's (e.g., M.S.) or Doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technologydisciplines at their respective institutions. This call is open to students pursuingadvanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The goal ofNSTRF is to provide the Nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers andtechnologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space TechnologyFellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skillsnecessary to become future technological leaders.Selected candidates will perform graduate student research both on their respectivecampuses, at NASA Centers and at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D)laboratories. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each student will be matchedwith a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as thestudents professional mentor. Through this experience, students will advance their STEMeducation, gain relevant research experience, and enhance their understanding of theresearch process. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of traininggrants to the respective universities. If the student is planning to embark on a degreeprogram (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D.) at an academic institution different from his/her currentacademic institution, he/she is encouraged to work with faculty at the prospectiveuniversity, or universities, in assembling and submitting packages to this fellowshipcall.The financial and programmatic support for NSTRF comes from the NASA Office of the ChiefTechnologist. Awards are planned to coincide with the start of the 2012 academic yearand are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. All applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorizedorganizational representative. Applications are due on or before January 11, 2012.Detailed submission instructions (for the faculty advisor, student and authorizedorganizational representative) are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRESwebpage associated with the NSTRF12 solicitation. Potential applicants, their advisorsand proposing organizations are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal systemwell in advance of the proposal due date to familiarize themselves with its structure andto enter the requested information.Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research GrantsProgram Executive, Claudia Meyer, at hq-nstrf-call@mail.nasa.gov. Responses to inquirieswill be answered by e-mail and also included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity ofpersons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771
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Claudia M Meyer, NASA Space Technology Research Grants Program Exec, Phone 000-000-0000, Fax 000-000-0000, Email hq-nstrf-call@mail.nasa.gov

Claudia M Meyer