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NASA International Year of Astronomy Student Ambassadors Program

NASA's International Year of Astronomy 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 up to $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 travel allowance of up to $5000. Only undergraduate students are eligible for this component.

Participation is limited to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are attending institutions that are current members in good standing of the National Space Grant network.

Full details and instructions, including an online application form, are available at http://www.spacegrant.org/niya . The National Space Grant Foundation administers this program under a grant from NASA.

Applications are due Sept. 29, 2008

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to webmaster@spacegrant.org