NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students, as well as engineering students within 6-9 months of completion of their masters degree (but not planning to pursue a PhD degree), for its 29th Annual Planetary Science Summer Seminar (formerly the Planetary Science Summer School), which will be held July 24-28, 2017 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
During the program and pre-session webinars, student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early mission concept study, prepare a proposal authorization presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback. By the end of the session, students will have a clearer understanding of the life cycle of a space mission; relationships between mission design, cost, and schedule; and the tradeoffs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the quality of science.
Applications are due April 3, 2017. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals. Further information is available at http://psss.jpl.nasa.gov.