NASA has extended an invitation for early-career and senior scientists to explore fellowship opportunities in its postdoctoral program and share in NASA’s mission to develop advancements in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration. The deadline to apply for this cycle of fellowships is Nov. 1.
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for NASA. This program offers research opportunities for scientists to engage in NASA research projects at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or a NASA-affiliated institute.
The one- to three-year fellowships are designed to advance NASA’s missions in space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology.
“The NPP includes diverse scientific and technological fellowships offered at NASA and one-of-a-kind educational experiences that prepare future leaders,” said ORAU NPP Program Director J. Scott Miller, Ph.D. “ORAU supports NASA’s goal to build an inclusive, collaborative, open, and innovative work environment that enhances work-life balance and encourages career development for postdoctoral fellows.”
Scientists within five years of having received their degrees are eligible to apply as postdoctoral fellows; scientists who have received their doctorates more than five years previously may apply as senior fellows. Stipend rates for these NASA postdoctoral fellows currently start at $70,000 per year. Learn more at https://npp.orau.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In related news, Propel Center, the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) technology and innovation hub, has announced the recipients of its 2022 Student Impact Scholarships. Click here to see the full list.
Applicants were challenged to complete and submit an online application, and a self-created video or infographic describing how their career interest in designated industry pillars aligned with the Propel mission and vision.
The million-dollar program, created in collaboration with Apple and Southern Company, is designed to support HBCU students interested in pursuing careers in entrepreneurship, arts, and entertainment, agri-tech, social justice, energy, and health.
The first cohort of sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students will receive $10,000 in academic scholarship funds, along with work-based learning opportunities.
“Bold and innovative programs such as these are essential to preparing HBCU students for careers of the future,” said Dr. Charles J. Gibbs, president of the Propel Center-HBCU Consortium. “We were honored to launch this competitive scholarship program that will unlock unprecedented new opportunities for our Black scholars at HBCUs, and level the playing field.”
Through a virtual platform, on-campus activities at partner institutions, and a physical campus located in the Atlanta University Center, Propel aims to produce the next generation of Black leaders.
“We believe education is a powerful force for equity, and that students should have access to cutting-edge learning opportunities to pursue new skills and career pathways in high-demand industries,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives. “These scholarships are part of our long-term commitment to support today’s HBCU learners with the tools and resources to become tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, and creators.”