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Positions to Hire 

3/31 Update: The job announcement through USAJOBS is now closed. The job announcement number was HQ-23-DE-11848338-MG. 

Many thanks to everyone who applied!

We’re looking to hire program managers for applications areas. We’re seeking program managers for the Water Resources program area and the Climate & Resilience program area and possibly for additional areas. NASA shared the job announcement through USAJOBS in late March 2023, and that serves as the serves as the official announcement of this opportunity. NASA plans to use a Direct Hire Authority, and the job announcement will be open for a short period, so we are providing notice of the opportunity.

For more information, read our News item and the PDF below.

Program manager job description Pdf

establish an Early Adopter Program

As a NASA mission considering an Early Adopter program to address real-world challenges, you’ll learn about the benefits of the program and how to get started. You'll receive feedback and insights from your Early Adopters as you develop your mission and learn how the data will help address real-world challenges. For more about NASA’s Early Adopter program, view our interactive or PDF Early Adopter Handbook below.

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View the Applications guidebook 

The Earth Science Applications Guidebook is a web-based, multimedia product synthesizing best practices and lessons learned on the use of Earth science information for decision-making. Dive into this guide to explore decades of experience in Earth science applications with specific, practical tips and insights from scientists at universities, state and federal agencies, private companies, and NASA. Directly apply learnings from the guidebook to your own work and find new approaches to solving pressing problems and improving people’s lives here on Earth. 

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Get Support for Your Research

Have an idea for incorporating NASA Earth-observing data in your work? Want to work closely with one of our program areas? Incorporating Earth observations into your work can accelerate innovation and help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

We offer calls for papers, crowdsourcing, funding and solicitation opportunities to researchers and citizen scientists. We’re looking for partners who share our vision — who know the value of Earth observations to enhance decision-making, strengthen the economy and improve quality of life for all humankind.

Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA’s mission. Through ARSET and other NASA initiatives, we offer in-person and online trainings that cover a breadth of topics including disaster management, ecological forecasting, food security and agriculture, public health and air quality and water resources management.

Researchers can also help NASA achieve national research objectives by submitting proposals and conducting awarded research. Learn more about individual opportunities by visiting the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES).

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participate in prizes and challenges

Prizes and Challenges activities at NASA allow participants to share experiences and expertise by applying skills and creativity to help advance scientific efforts. Participants can take part in open prize competitions and challenges sharing solutions for our planet's toughest problems, including climate change, threats to public health and more.

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Become a Citizen Scientist

Citizen science empowers everyday citizens or organizations with the right skills to volunteer to participate in the scientific process. Unless otherwise noted, proposals submitted to any Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) call can be entirely or partially citizen science-based. Additional funding may even be available for proposals that incorporate citizen science.

These projects are held to the same rigorous standards as any NASA Science Mission Directorate science program. Browse ongoing NASA citizen science projects to learn more.

Join the DEVELOP Team

DEVELOP pairs participants with partner organizations for 10-week interdisciplinary research projects that connect NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. We encourage anyone with an interest in Earth science to apply to work on a DEVELOP project in one of the three annual terms — spring, summer and fall.