Education and Funding Resources in the Planetary Sciences




Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsors 10 science and technology policy fellowship programs to provide the opportunity for accomplished and societally aware postdoctoral to midcareer scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the public policy making process of the federal government.
January 10, 2004

AAAS/NSF Science and Engineering Fellowship Program


The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Internship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Internship Program of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. As a result, students develop essential skills different from those attained in academia and make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional.

November 1, March 1, June 1

Harriet Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program

The Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) employs the best practices for advancing increased numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities participating in the math, science, engineering, and technology (MSET) disciplines. Annually, up to 20 US citizens are selected to receive up to 3 years of fellowship support leading to doctoral degrees in NASA-related disciplines.

NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program

Formerly the Global Change Research Fellowship Program and the Earth Science Graduate Student Research Program. NASA announces graduate student training fellowships for persons pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Earth System Science.
March 16. 2004


Space Studies Board Summer Internship Program.
Provides a promising undergraduate student an opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation's Capital, under the aegis of the National Academies. Candidate will have typically completed her/his junior year.

February 16, 2004

Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP)
An intense, academically challenging, six-week summer program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for undergraduate college students interested in learning how to successfully design and conduct biological research and operations in space, and how to assess the environmental impacts of a launch site.
January 31, 2004

Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Internship Program
January 14, 2004

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
Offers undergraduates across the United States mentored research experiences at ten participating NASA Centers.

January 26, 2004

Caltech Summer UndergraduateResearch Program (SURF)

NASA Academy

Other internship opportunities



NASA OSS research solicitations

NSF Funding Programs


Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities 2003 Program
December 17, 2003

NRC Postdoctoral Opportunities at the NASA Astrobiology Institute


Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships For Minorities
December 3, 2003

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
February 2, 2004


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities 2004 Program
November 19, 2003




JPL Student employment opportunities