'Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs'

NV Space Grant Consortium 2011 Fellowships

NVSGC is now accepting Fellowship applications for the Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 academic year.

  • Full Academic Year Fellowships (Master’s and Doctoral Candidates) at $26,000  

Students may apply for a full academic year of funding at $26,000, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, issued in two increments of $13,000 each,


for one academic semester of funding at $13,000, issued in one increment for the academic semester of your choice.

NOTE: There will NOT be another application process for the Spring 2012 semester, unless we are awarded additional funding. 

The scholarship application process will begin at a later time.

All students who are highly motivated and seeking a career in aerospace science, engineering, math, space-related technology and science education are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be individuals whose field of study and career interests coincides with NASA’s aerospace science and technology programs.

Application Deadline was EXTENDED to March 31, 2011.
For a look at the application requirements, you may go to the following link. It is for reference only. Applications will only be accepted through the online application system.
Application Requirements
Click the following link to login to the online application: 
Fellowship Application Login 

Contact Information:
Leone Thierman
Program Coordinator
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium


Add comment February 18th, 2011

Researchers seek help with tracking banded goldfinch

Posted by Chris Moran, Reno Gazette Journal, 01/20/2011
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He’s ready for his close-up, but he’s not happy about it.

Only a few minutes earlier, he was eating breakfast in the backyard of a southwest Reno home. What should’ve been a routine meal turned unusual as he was picked up, put in a cloth bag and transported into a house. There, he was measured, his legs were banded, and now, he was being photographed.

He’s a goldfinch, a very small wild bird and the subject of a research project conducted by University of Nevada, Reno graduate students Chris Briggs and Jessi Brown. Their work, which the public can help with by reporting sightings of banded goldfinches, will determine movement patterns of the birds and add to the general body of knowledge about these creatures.

“Not a lot is known about them,” Briggs said.

Briggs, who also studies Swainson’s hawks, started the Reno Goldfinch Project last winter. About 200 birds were banded then, and about 100 have been banded so far this winter, Briggs said in early January. That’s only a small percentage of the tens of thousands of goldfinches that Briggs estimates live in the area. He and Brown are asking anyone who has seen one of the banded birds to report it on the project’s website, www.swainson.org/Goldfinch.html or by calling 775-784-7725. You’ll be asked what color bands you see on the bird’s legs (the bird should have a total of four, two on each leg), among other things.

Click here to read the full RGJ article.

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