Proposals for the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH20ZHA001N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2020 are due February 21, 2020. NASA is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation.

NASA journeys have propelled technological breakthroughs, pushed the frontiers of scientific research, and expanded our understanding of the Universe. These accomplishments, and those to come, share a common genesis: education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) seeks to leverage NASA’s unique mission activities to enhance and increase the capabilities, diversity, and size of the nation’s next generation STEM workforce needed to enable future NASA discoveries, including NASA’s Artemis Program that begins the next era of exploration. Through its internal collaboration with NASA Mission Directorates (MD), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and external STEM partners, OSTEM aims to bring unique opportunities to learners, educators, and institutions by providing access to NASA’s mission content, people, resources, and facilities.

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled the NASA Fellowship Activity, solicits proposals from accredited U.S. institutions for research training grants to begin in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. This NRA is designed to support independently conceived research projects by highly qualified graduate students, in disciplines needed to help advance NASA’s mission, thus affording these students the opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. NASA Fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation and the generation of measurable research results, which contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals. NASA strongly encourages the submission of applications from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), historically underrepresented groups and underserved populations, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQs and veterans.

This is a multi-year solicitation covering fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022. Proposals for the 2020 fiscal year are due at at 5 pm Eastern Time, 4pm Central Time, and 2pm Pacific Time on February 21, 2020. Awards will be announced approximately six (6) months after the solicitation closes.

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