The goal of the Astrobiology Faculty Diversity Program (formerly known as the Minority Institution Research Support (MIRS) Program) is to help train a new generation of researchers in astrobiology and to increase diversity within the astrobiology community, TheAFDProgram aims to recruit new researchers into the astrobiology community, inspire and encourage underrepresented students to enter the field of astrobiology, and strengthen the infrastructure of astrobiology research at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
A description, not to exceed one page, of the applicant’s interests and qualifications relevant to the field of astrobiology and the expected benefit of participation to the applicant, the applicant’s home university and students, the Astrobiology Program researcher, and theAFDProgram
Plans for future funding to sustain a research or teaching program related to astrobiology after the sabbatical ends
A letter of commitment from a hostingNASAAstrobiology-funded researcher
A letter of endorsement from the applicant’s home institution