Since 2007, SMD’s four science divisions (Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, have supported graduate student-initiated research through the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF). This year, however, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is inviting proposals for graduate student research via a new solicitation entitled “Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology” (FINESST) NNH19ZDA005K.

The FINESST solicitation replaces the 2019 call for new NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships. No currently funded NESSF awards will be impacted by the transition to the new solicitation and universities should continue to request funding on behalf of existing NESSF grants via the NESSF19R solicitation.

FINESST proposals are due 11:59PM Eastern on February 1, 2019