Mars Exploration Science Studentships From UKSA!

13th Apr 2023
Mars Exploration Science Studentships From UKSA!

The UK Space Agency has announced a call for Mars Exploration Science Studentships to be awarded in 2023. The opportunity is open to UK graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in the fields of Mars exploration and space science.

Funding for graduates to conduct research on Mars exploration

The studentships are part of the UK Space Agency’s ongoing efforts to promote space science and exploration and to support the next generation of scientists and researchers. The studentships will provide funding for graduate students to conduct research on Mars exploration and space science topics, and to collaborate with leading experts in the field.

The announcement states that the studentships will support research in a number of areas related to Mars exploration, including geology, planetary science, astrobiology, and engineering. 

The projects can cover a wide range of topics, including studies of Mars’ geology and mineralogy, investigations of the planet’s atmosphere and climate, and research on the potential for life on Mars.

Who’s eligible for Mars Exploration Science Studentships?

The studentships are open to UK citizens or individuals who have been residents in the UK for at least three years. Applicants must have a degree in a relevant field, such as geology, physics, or engineering, and must be enrolled in or applying to a UK-based research institution for the studentship period.

The funding for the studentships is provided by the UK Space Agency’s Aurora programme, which is dedicated to advancing the scientific exploration of the solar system. The Aurora programme has a particular focus on Mars, with the goal of supporting the exploration of the planet and understanding its potential for sustaining life.

The studentships will be awarded through a competitive selection process, with applications due in early 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-2023, and the studentships will begin in the fall of 2023.

In addition to funding their research, studentships will provide opportunities for collaboration with international partners, including NASA and the European Space Agency.

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