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Young Scientist Program 2019

Status Report From: NASA Astrobiology Institute
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019

Applications for the 2019 Online Young Scientist Program are open from now through April 15.

The Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) Young Scientist Program (YSP) provides opportunities for students to participate in basic research, learn about effective science communication, and develop critical ethical thinking. BMSIS conducts two such programs:

  • The “The NASA/BMSIS Young Scientist Program in Space Biosciences” is a collaboration between NASA Ames Research Center Space Biosciences Division and BMSIS in developing the next generation of Space Biology professionals, which focuses on post-bachelors and pre-doctoral students. Students must be physically located in Mountain View, CA and working in a NASA Ames lab to qualify.
  • The “The BMSIS Young Scientist Program,” which focuses on undergraduate students (or equivalent) is a typically unpaid online-only program with the same requirements as the NASAprogram, except that the research mentors are BMSIS scientists instead of NASA Space Biology scientists. Applications for the 2019 Online Young Scientist Program will be open from March 1 to April 15.
  • Young Scientists may work on-site or remotely, depending on the needs of the project, mentor, and Young Scientist. Funding is available for some projects but not all. Unpaid Young Scientist projects will last nominally a maximum of three months. Funded YS positions may last longer. NASA/BMSIS YS’s not pursuing a doctoral degree may remain Young Scientists for a period of 5 years. NASA/BMSIS Young Scientist Doctoral students will remain Young Scientists up to their defense date.

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