NSF and NASA Opportunities

NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students

Initially, NESSF awards are made for one year. They may be renewed for up to two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory progress (as reflected in academic performance, research progress and recommendation by the faculty advisor) and the availability of funds. The maximum amount of a NESSF award is $30,000 per year.

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Education and career training opportunities in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathmatics (STEM).



Internship/Research Participation Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

On this site you will find information about these educational and training programs, designed to engage students and recent graduates in the environmental research performed at EPA.

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Fellowships and Post-Doctoral Programs


NASA Postdoctoral Program
Annual application deadlines: March 1, July 1, and November 1

The NASA Postdoctoral Program provides talented postdoctoral scientists and engineers with valuable opportunities to engage in ongoing NASA research programs and serves as a source of talent to ensure the continued quality of the NASA research workforce. These one- to three-year Fellowship appointments are competitive and are designed to advance NASA’s missions in space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology.

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Other Opportunities


Multiple Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Positions in Society, Water, and Climate at University of Utah

The University of Utah is creating a new, interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on Society, Water, and Climate (SWC). This transformative cluster will connect research on hydrology, air quality, climate change, societal response, and policy, seeking to meld multiple scientific perspectives to lead society towards sustainable water solutions in a changing world. This interdisciplinary cluster will enhance the University of Utah's core commitment to sustainability, and complement ongoing, related research across departments and colleges on campus. Possible home departments for the hires are Political Science, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Geology and Geophysics, Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Utah Water Data Users Group (UWDUG)

The Utah Water Data Users Group (UWDUG) is a new organization who's mission is to facilitate and promote water data sharing, creation and collaboration in Utah. If you would like to receive information regarding upcoming meetings and events and news about Utah Water Data, please send an email to utahwaterdatausersgroup@gmail.com letting them know to add you to thier list.
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NSF Funded Programs for Students

Education and career training opportunities in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in STEM Fields

The Fulbright Scholar Program sponsored by the United States Department of State, it lists among its alumni the largest number of Nobel Prize laureates of any educational program in the world.


Each year it sponsors the research and teaching activities of approximately 1200 American scholars and professionals in more than 125 countries abroad. The American grantees come from 400-500 different institutions across the country. Fulbright also welcomes to the United States more than 800 scholars from around the world to conduct research and to teach in American universities, colleges, institutes and laboratories.


Every year, using various media, the Fulbright Scholar Program reaches out to academics and practitioners in all fields of academic endeavor to emphasize its interest in their participation. One persistent bit of Fulbright “mythology” is that the program is not interested in applicants in the sciences. Whether referred to as STEM fields, the hard and the applied sciences, biology, physics or earth sciences, all science disciplines have been and continue to be welcome.


Among the opportunities included in the 2014-2015 competition there are numerous specific and All Discipline awards in STEM fields:


448 – Biological Sciences

436 – Mathematics
442 – Chemistry

449 – Medical Sciences
448 – Engineering

437 – Physics and Astronomy
444 – Environmental Sciences


Fifty-one countries in every region of the globe are offering awards specific to STEM fields. They range from large programs in Brazil, Canada, and India to smaller ones in Mauritius, Kosovo and Panama. There are Chair positions in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, Russia, and the United Kingdom.


Recent innovations to the Scholar Program include increased stipend levels in many awards; opportunities in 88 countries for flex awards that allow the grant to be spread out over two to three years; and postdoctoral/early career grants in over 80 countries.


Finally, many Fulbright grantees use their opportunity in combination with sabbaticals and other grants to bolster their support and pursue overseas activities that might not otherwise be supported.


The Fulbright Scholar Program actively serves many purposes simultaneously. It supports research and teaching, it builds bridges between scholars and institutions, it enhances reputations, it supports globalization and it encourages Americans and others to comprehend the challenges and values inherent in world citizenship.



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