The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) provides undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years with professional experience in space life science disciplines. This challenging ten-week summer program is hosted by NASA's Ames Research Center in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. The primary goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers, enabling NASA to meet future research and development challenges in the space life sciences.


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We are now accepting applications.

SLSTP 2022 will be virtual! We look forward to hosting another great summer program.

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Information Sessions

Upcoming Information Sessions! Check this site frequently for information on upcoming webinars where we will present material to help you best prepare your application. Informational sessions are tentatively scheduled for November 19 and December 10 - details forthcoming.
  • SLSTP Informational Session, Friday, November 19, 2021 1:00 PM ET: Register here.

Application is where students apply to the SLSTP program at NASA Ames Research Center. Please read the instructions thoroughly before creating an account/logging in.
  • Project 1: Microbial Growth Potential in CO2 Removal Systems
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  • Project 2: Models of Microbes in Microgravity (and Radiation)
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  • Project 3: Machine Learning to Study Spaceflight Effects on Biological Systems
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  • Project 4: Developing New Autonomous Biosensor Technologies for Space Biology Research
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  • Project 5: Neuroimmune Responses to Space Radiation
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  • Project 6: Data Collection and Analysis for Biosignature Studies
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  • Project 7: Investigating Biological Responses to Space Radiation for Biological Missions Beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Using Yeast
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  • Project 8: Concept Development for a Self-righting Shipping Container for Test Tubes
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  • Project 9: Space Systems Biology
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  • Application Opens: November 1
  • Informational Sessions: November 19 and December 10
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 5:00 PM PT
  • Application Review: Mid-January to Mid-February
  • Interview/Offers: Mid-Late February
  • Virtual Internship: June 6 to August 12, 2022
EligibilityAn applicant for the SLSTP program must:
  • be a US citizen*
  • be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.2 or greater)
  • have a minimum age of 18
  • be a junior or senior undergraduate student next Fall
    -- or --
    a senior graduating in 2022 and entering graduate school next Fall.
  • have a passion for space and a desire to study space life science.

Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

*Citizens of US territories Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Marianas are U.S. citizens.

Permanent Resident foreign nationals, Legal Resident Aliens, Work Permit holders, and undocumented immigrants are not eligible.

Additional Program InformationYou can read more about the SLSTP program here.
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