Applications to work at the US space agency are open until January 21.
Already started the third edition of the competition for the award of research grants for internships at the US space agency (NASA). In total, there are six scholarships that will be awarded to students of Portuguese nationality, who are attending masters or doctorates. The applications are open until January 21, through this link.
Candidates for the program should be attending science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, according to a statement Access to the Minute.
The program is being carried out under an agreement signed in 2016 between the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES) and NASA, which allowed Portugal to integrate the international program of stages of the US space agency.
In the two previous editions of the internships, 12 students participated.
According to Milton Cordeiro, one of the students who participated in the first edition in 2017, when he was finishing his PhD in Biotechnology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, “it was a very enriching 6 months both professionally and personally,” he says. communicated.
The newly appointed doctor, who at the end of the internship was invited to continue his collaboration as a guest investigator at the agency, says that “the FCT-NASA internship was a unique opportunity in my career and I advise all students.“