National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Application Information

The due date for application to either program is typically mid-January to early February. The specific due date is usually listed at the on-line application site. Selection and non-selection notices come out sometime in the month of March. Notification of decisions on applications is in early-to-mid March.

Full descriptions of the 2016 research opportunities for NASA MARTI and Space Academy at Glenn may be viewed at the following links:

GRC 2016 NASA MARTI Opportunity

GRC 2016 Space Academy Opportunities

NASA Academy and MARTI Applicants 2016

Apply through the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) to the Academies of your choice, but send the supplemental two essays as doc or docx attachments to with copies to: Dr. M. D. Kankam ( not later than 11:59 PM on the application deadline of Feb. 16, 2016.

Note that the Academies summer application deadline of February 16, 2016, is earlier than the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) deadline of March 1, 2016. For multiple Academy applications, ensure that the biography essay emphasizes the specific Academy of interest, e.g., space, propulsion or robotics, etc., which are offered at the various NASA Academies listed below.

Please entitle the names of your Microsoft Word document files as “XYZ-NASA Academy Application 2016” where “XYZ” is your last name;


At the TOP of the essay documents, the applicant MUST rank the desired Academies, based on decreasing preference to attend them. e.g.: 1. Glenn Space, 2. Marshall Propulsion, etc. Also, if the particular Academy has more than one project, list your preference for projects, e.g., 1. Glenn Space, Project X; 2. Marshall Propulsion, Project Y; etc.

A list of available Academies for 2016 summer (U.S. citizens only) are as follows:

Similarly, the available NASA MARTI for 2016 summer (U.S. citizens only) are as follows:

  • MARTI at Ames (coming soon)
  • MARTI at Armstrong (coming soon)
  • MARTI at Glenn (coming soon)
  • MARTI at Langley