Status Report

NIAC Student Fellows Prize

By SpaceRef Editor
January 16, 2007
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NIAC Student Fellows Prize

Dear Colleague,

The NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) seeks to identify creative and innovative undergraduates who have shown exceptional creativity and promise for future success in building visions of the future. The NIAC Student Fellows Prize (NSFP), sponsored by Universities Space Research Association and managed by NIAC, was initiated in 2005 to attract these students and facilitate their work. Individual students or multidisciplinary groups of students, overseen by a faculty advisor, are given the opportunity to develop proposals addressing NIAC topics, adhering to our unique requirements for projects 10-40 years into the future. The Prize, in the amount of $9,000 dollars, is intended to foster mentoring, networking, and creativity, and is a student’s first opportunity to exercise responsibility in project management.

The current call for NSFP projects is now available at

The deadline is midnight EST April 16, 2007 for funding to commence September 1, 2007.

Previous award winners are listed at

Eligibility criteria for the prize are as follows:

  • Applicant must be in a U.S. institute of higher education
  • Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Applicant must apply no later than their junior year of college

For questions or further information, please contact the student program at . Minority, female and disadvantaged students are encouraged to respond to the Call.


Robert Cassanova, PhD
Director, NIAC

Diana Jennings, PhD
Associate Director, NIAC

SpaceRef staff editor.