Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Research Grants

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Friday, January 10, 2020 9:25 AM

The Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Program provides research grants to graduate students who are designing and performing research projects relevant to interests of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in one or more of four divisions: Earth Sciences, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics.

The proposal must present a well-defined research problem/activity and a justification of its scientific significance to NASA, as well as a detailed approach for its solution/conduct. Proposals should explain how the research is relevant to the particular SMD division that will review the proposal. The project must be submitted by a U.S. higher education institution and include a Future Investigator (FI; graduate student researcher) and a Principle Investigator as advisor (PI). 

Tip: Start talking to your PI and sponsored research office now. Find out who is the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) and what your internal deadlines and process‚Äčes are.

February 4, 2020.

Up to $135,000 over 36 months.

Graduate students who are or will be pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in earth or space sciences-related discipline at a U.S. higher education institution. Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply.

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