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NASA Seeks Best & Brightest

Are you a student pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctorate degree in a space technology discipline at an accredited U.S. university? If so, NASA officials want to hear from you.

This month, NASA announced that it will issue Space Technology Research Fellowships–research grants, worth as much as $68,000 per year. The grants will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s strategic space technology objectives through their studies.

“To maintain our global leadership in space technology we must continue our investments in university research where some of the best future advancements in space technology reside,” explains Michael Gazarik, NASA’s associate administrator for space technology in Washington. “These investments will enable a new generation of our best and brightest graduate students to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of technology capabilities for future NASA missions, as well as the nation’s technology-based economy.”

NASA is now seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency’s Space Technology Research Fellowships, which will coincide with the start of the 2014 fall term.

Sponsored by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, the fellowships are improving America’s technological competitiveness by providing the nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies, according to officials. To date, NASA has awarded grants to 193 student researchers from 68 universities in 33 states and one U.S. territory.

This geek applauds NASA for investing in research and development through grants. The Space Technology Research Fellowships will act as a catalyst to space innovation encouraging our young people to reach for the stars.

Current and prospective students should act now: The deadline for submitting applications is 13 November 2013. Instructions on how to submit applications and additional information is online at

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