Dates: August 10, 2023 12:00pm to August 25, 2023 5:00pm

Opportunity for: STEM educators and students at the graduate, undergraduate and high school level
Application Deadline: August 25th 2023

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) program is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, year-long STEM engagement and experiential learning opportunity. Educator and graduate student candidates will work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams on a NASA research project hosted at either the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, CUNY City College of Technology in New York City, NY, or the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The summer component of each CCRI project also includes undergraduate and high school interns.

For graduate student research assistants, this opportunity will not conflict with class schedules during the fall and spring. It is considered to be a part-time position that supports the graduate student's major area of study. During the summer session, the primary research team will add an undergraduate intern and high school intern to the CCRI research team. The entire team will work collaboratively on a full-time basis to complete the research project, deliver presentations and create a scientific poster and publishable research paper that will be presented at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and other science conferences and symposiums. 

Education Award Stipend

  • Teacher/Associate Researcher: $7,650
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant: $11,700
  • Undergraduate Intern: $5,840
  • High School Intern: $2,400

Program Contact Hours

  • Fall: 10/16/23-12/22/23: (about 5-10 hrs per week for 10 weeks)
  • Spring: 01/29/24–04/26/24: (about 5-10 hrs per week for 10 weeks)
  • Summer: 06/17/24-08/9/24: (about 40 hrs per week for 6-8 weeks)

Additional Information

Find full project descriptions in the CCRI Program Autumn 2023-Summer 2024 Projects PDF file.

Find additional program information in the “NASA Education Program Fosters Climate of Discovery” news article".

Direct any questions regarding the Climate Change Research Initiative to:

Geneviève de Messières, PhD (she/her)
Lead at Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate Climate Change Research Initiative program logo

Contact Us

Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience
1001 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.