Fall 2008: NASA International Year of Astronomy Student Ambassadors Program
by Kathleen McCoy |
Apply by Monday, Sept. 29, 2008
NASA International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Student Ambassadors Program is intended to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate in NASA's IYA activities and to help generate excitement about NASA scientific discoveries in astrophysics, planetary science and solar physics within their local communities and beyond. These students will serve as role models to others in the community.
- Up to 52 students will be selected for a one-year award of up to $2,700. Students will receive a $2,000 stipend and $700 for reimbursement of materials, supplies, and travel expenses for the execution of their activities.
- Two NASA IYA Ambassadors will be selected to participate in the IYA Opening Ceremony in Paris, France, January 2009 and each will received a $5000 travel allowance
This program is administered by the National Space Grant Foundation.
How to Apply: Submit application online at https://secure.spacegrant.org/apps/?pk=niya
NASA has become an Organizational Associate of IYA 2009, and has begun developing a series of programs aligned to the U.S. IYA themes. Visit http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/ for details of the NASA IYA efforts. Visit http://www.astronomy2009.us/ for the overall U.S. effort.