NASA Science Mission Design Schools are 3-month-long career development experiences for doctoral students, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs and junior faculty who have a strong interest in science-driven robotic space exploration missions. Participants learn the process of developing a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each
Application Deadline (all 2020 sessions): Monday, April 13, 2020
- Doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs and junior faculty. Masters-level students within six to nine months of graduation and not planning to pursue a Ph.D. will be considered on a space-available basis.
- Open to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (LPRs) and a limited number of foreign nationals living within the U.S. at the time of application and during the full session. (Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and LPRs.) Participants cannot be employed by or attending a foreign institution. Due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department designated countries are not eligible.
- Participants must be available for webinars and work sessions during the preparatory weeks and full time (for both daytime and evening sessions) during the culminating week at JPL.
Planetary Science Summer School 2020 – Session 1
- Preparatory Sessions: May 18 – July 17
- Culminating Week at JPL: July 20-24
Planetary Science Summer School 2020 – Session 2
- Preparatory Sessions: May 18 – July 31
- Culminating Week at JPL: August 3-7
Heliophysics Mission Design School 2020 – Session 1
- Preparatory Sessions: June 22 – August 28
- Culminating Week at JPL: August 31 – September 4
Heliophysics Mission Design School 2020 – Session 2
- Preparatory Sessions: September 7 – November 6
- Culminating Week at JPL: November 9-13