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 Directorate’s (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, 2014


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


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

Dolores Holland at (202) 358-0734 or by e-mail at