NASA Mission Directorate
Research Participation Program

Current Research Opportunities

The research topics for the program are defined by the sponsoring research laboratories at NASA Field Centers. Candidates for the program must compose an effective response to a posted research opportunity led by a specific academic advisor or mentor.  

That effective response, composed in a format defined by the mentor, is submitted by the candidate to ORISE along with a résumé, transcripts, and other application materials required by NASA.  Each application is reviewed by ORISE for eligibility and forwarded to the mentor for review.