Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to the Science Mission Directorate’s science, technology and exploration goals. FINESST awards are research grants for up to three years and up to $50K per year.
The proposal must present a well-defined research problem/activity and a justification of its scientific significance to NASA. The proposal should reference suitable research topic(s) solicited by a participating Division: Earth Science, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, and Biological and Physical Sciences. Note that solicited topics change from year to year.