The goal of the MIRS Program is to help train a new generation of researchers in astrobiology and to increase diversity within the astrobiology community. Over the past ten years, the program has provided opportunities for faculty members and students from minority-serving institutions to partner with NASA Astrobiology-funded investigators.

One of the program’s main objectives is to engage more faculty from under-represented colleges and universities in astrobiology research and increase the number of students pursuing careers in astrobiology.

More information: https://nai.nasa.gov/funding/nasa-astrobiology-minority-institution-research-support-mirs-program/