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Prizes Offered to Students with Revolutionary Ideas
Prizes Offered to Students with Revolutionary Ideas
23 Feb 2005
(Source: NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts)

Michael Braukus/J. D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington                  Feb. 23, 2005 (Phone: 202/358-1979/5241)

Bill Steigerwald Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, Md. (Phone: 301/286-5017)

RELEASE: 05-057
NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is offering up to four $9,000 fellowships to students with ideas that can dramatically advance the Vision for Space Exploration. The NIAC Student Fellows Prize program provides opportunities for creative college students to develop revolutionary advanced concepts in aeronautics, space, and the sciences.

"The NIAC encourages potential student fellows to focus their thoughts and stretch their imagination decades into the future. It encourages an aggressive pursuit of concepts that will leap-frog the evolution of today's systems and that can be the framework for future NASA missions and programs," said NIAC Associate Director, Dr. Diana Jennings of the Universities Space Research Association, which runs NIAC for NASA. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. manages the program for the agency.

NIAC seeks concepts that stretch the imagination and that are based on sound scientific principles. Student fellows are required to team with an experienced mentor in an aerospace-related field from academia or industry. The deadline for proposal submissions is April 15, 2005. Awards will be announced in May. For information, previously sponsored proposals, application procedures, eligibility and program requirements on the Web, visit:

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Last Updated: 23 Feb 2005