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Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2017
Category: Research and Development
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, Maryland, 20771, United States


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2018, on September 7, 2017. The solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/, selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting the solicitation number "NSTRF18." NASAs Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASAs goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nations science, exploration, and economic future. This call for graduate student fellowship applications, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2018 (NSTRF18), solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue masters (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities (see solicitation for complete eligibility restrictions). NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research and will improve Americas technological competitiveness by providing the Nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies. Selected applicants will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each Fellow will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the students research collaborator. Through this collaboration, students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their educational and career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community, and enhance their understanding of the research process. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities. This solicitation has two phases. Phase A is the application submission by the student. For the student applicant who is selected in Phase A, the accredited U.S. university where the student will be enrolled for the fall 2018 term as a full-time graduate student must submit a Phase B proposal (as specified in the NSTRF18 solicitation); a complete Phase B proposal submission will result in a grant award. The financial and programmatic support for NSTRF comes from STMD. The fellowships are a component of the Space Technology Research Grants Program. Awards are planned to coincide with the start of the 2018 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. This solicitation covers only new fellowship applications; renewal applications are handled separately. All Phase A applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES and are due by 6 PM ET on November 2, 2017. Detailed submission instructions for applicants are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTRF18 solicitation. Potential student applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information. Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at hq-nstrf-call@mail.nasa.gov. Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

Original Point of Contact

POC Claudia M Meyer, Phone: 202-358-4717

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