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High School Students

NASA Internships and Fellowships

NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

K-12 Educators

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more


Undergraduate Students

Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge

The Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge is one of NASA's premier engineering design competitions engaging universitie ... read more
funds international students

FLOATing DRAGON Balloon Challenge

The FLOATing DRAGON (Formulate, Lift, Observe, and Testing: Data Recovery and Guided On-board Node) Balloon Challenge asks collegiate students to deve ... read more
funds international students

Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition

Through its Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy (aka: Blue Skies) competition, NASA seeks to investigate alternate aviation energy sources t ... read more

NASA Internships and Fellowships

NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

The NASA Airborne Science Program announces opportunities for advanced undergraduates of STEM background to apply for participation in the annual NASA ... read more

RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

The RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is an engineering design and technology demonstration contest for eligible u ... read more

Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Competition

Open to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students studying fields with applications to human space exploration, NASA's RASC-AL Competition i ... read more

Student Airborne Science Activation Summer Program

The NASA Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) program invites highly motivated first- and second-year undergraduates at eligible universities to ... read more

Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research (SUPPR)

Spend 8 weeks this summer working with a NASAfunded researcher at his or her home institution. Precise dates are determined by selected interns and ... read more
nationwide program

Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program

The VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a ... read more


Post-Baccalaureate

FLOATing DRAGON Balloon Challenge

The FLOATing DRAGON (Formulate, Lift, Observe, and Testing: Data Recovery and Guided On-board Node) Balloon Challenge asks collegiate students to deve ... read more
funds international students

Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition

Through its Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy (aka: Blue Skies) competition, NASA seeks to investigate alternate aviation energy sources t ... read more

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more


Graduate Students

Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge

The Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge is one of NASA's premier engineering design competitions engaging universitie ... read more
funds international students

FLOATing DRAGON Balloon Challenge

The FLOATing DRAGON (Formulate, Lift, Observe, and Testing: Data Recovery and Guided On-board Node) Balloon Challenge asks collegiate students to deve ... read more
funds international students

Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition

Through its Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy (aka: Blue Skies) competition, NASA seeks to investigate alternate aviation energy sources t ... read more

NASA Internships and Fellowships

NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more

RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

The RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is an engineering design and technology demonstration contest for eligible u ... read more

Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Competition

Open to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students studying fields with applications to human space exploration, NASA's RASC-AL Competition i ... read more


Postdoc & Early Career

Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships in Heliophysics:NASA Living with a Star Program

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announces the annual call for applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctora ... read more
nationwide programfunds international students

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Postdoctoral Programs

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts a number of postdoctoral programs. Postdocs are a critical part of JPL's research community and we are dedicat ... read more

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more

NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.

The NASA ... read more



Faculty & Administrators

Astrobiology Faculty Diversity Program

The goal of the Astrobiology Faculty Diversity Program (formerly known as the Minority Institution Research Support (MIRS) Program) is to help train a ... read more
portable funding

Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge

The Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge is one of NASA's premier engineering design competitions engaging universitie ... read more
funds international students

Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy Competition

Through its Gateways to Blue Skies: Clean Aviation Energy (aka: Blue Skies) competition, NASA seeks to investigate alternate aviation energy sources t ... read more

NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office estimates that there are more than 23,000 pieces of orbital debris larger than 10 cm currently in orbit around ... read more

RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

The RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is an engineering design and technology demonstration contest for eligible u ... read more


Research Centers

Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships in Heliophysics:NASA Living with a Star Program

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announces the annual call for applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctora ... read more
nationwide programfunds international students

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