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1 Bob Gibson, NPP Director Overview of NPP/URC Initiative NASA Education Stakeholders Summit 2011 Overview of NPP/URC Initiative NASA Education Stakeholders Summit 2011

2 Recruit, evaluate, and support highly qualified postdoctoral researchers for all NASA Mission Directorates Space Science Earth Science Astrobiology Aeronautics Human Exploration and Operations NPP’s Mission

3 Astrophysics Planetary Science Heliophysics Astrobiology Aeronautics, aeronautical engineering, or other engineering Biological Sciences Astrophysics Planetary Science Heliophysics Astrobiology Aeronautics, aeronautical engineering, or other engineering Biological Sciences NPP Fields of Science

4 NPP Description, continued Eligibility Requirements – Open to U.S. citizens – Open to foreign nationals who... Are eligible for a J-1 visa as a Research Scholar or Are lawful permanent residents (LPR) or Hold an Employment Authorization Document, pending LPR status – Must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. Eligibility Requirements – Open to U.S. citizens – Open to foreign nationals who... Are eligible for a J-1 visa as a Research Scholar or Are lawful permanent residents (LPR) or Hold an Employment Authorization Document, pending LPR status – Must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D.

5 Awards are based on NASA's research priorities, quality of applications, and availability of funding One year appointments, renewable for up to three years, contingent on available funding Annual stipends start at $50,000 Stipend supplements for high cost of living areas and degree specialties for qualified ARMD and ESMD Fellows Relocation allowance ($15k max) Travel budget of $8,000 per appointment year Fellows must have health insurance, which is available through the program ~ 85 fellowships are awarded annually Awards are based on NASA's research priorities, quality of applications, and availability of funding One year appointments, renewable for up to three years, contingent on available funding Annual stipends start at $50,000 Stipend supplements for high cost of living areas and degree specialties for qualified ARMD and ESMD Fellows Relocation allowance ($15k max) Travel budget of $8,000 per appointment year Fellows must have health insurance, which is available through the program ~ 85 fellowships are awarded annually Award Details

6 NPP and URC: logical partnership

7 NPP Fellows Currently have 184 participants at 8 NASA Centers and various facilities of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Page 5 Participant Category – 97% Postdocs (Ph.D. < 5 years ago) – 3% Seniors (Ph.D. > 5 years ago) Citizenship – U.S. = 55% – FNs = 45%

8 NPP Fellows: Where Are They Now? Indicator of Success Number ( n=85) Comments Number of NPP Fellows who accepted employment at a NASA Center 42 49% Number who were hired by colleges or universities1720% Number whose new employment is identical to or an extension of their NPP research 7386% Number who believe that NPP enhanced their development as a scientist 8398%

9 Look for us at the upcoming... Fall AGU Conference, Dec 2011 Winter AAS Conference, Jan 2012 Numerous Web sites For more information, visit the NPP Web site at Look for us at the upcoming... Fall AGU Conference, Dec 2011 Winter AAS Conference, Jan 2012 Numerous Web sites For more information, visit the NPP Web site at Spread the Word


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