Astrobiology Opportunities and Resources

For those who are interested to stay connected with the astrobiology research community, we encourage you to freely take advantage of these opportunities and resources, which are sponsored and organized by various organizations around the world.

Proposal Writing Resources

Tips and process for writing a NASA science (ROSES) proposal video.

Tips and process for writing a NASA mission proposal: Youtube and full PI Launchpad workshop (10 videos).

NASA organization and mission life cycle.

HFSP (Human Frontier Science Project) Program Introduction: Youtube.

Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center

The Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC) serves as a catalog, repository and integration platform for modeling and analysis resources focused on the study of exoplanet characteristics and environments. EMAC is a new web-based collaboration and software development project hosted at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and is a key project of the GSFC Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC). This project intends to bring together open-source modeling and analysis software as well as computed model outputs to create a central clearinghouse where the exoplanet community, including astrobiologists, can access a wide range of useful exoplanet science resources.

Intro Video




BUFFET (Building a Unified Framework For Exoplanet Treatments) Workshop, September 27-29, 2021 (Online).


Network of Researchers on the Chemical Evolution of Life (NoR CEL) 5th Meeting, TBD - Online (Every year)

Israel Society for Astrobiology and the Study of the Origin of Life (ILASOL), Spring - Rehovot, Israel (Every year)

Artificial Life conference (ALife), Summer (Every year)

International Society for the Study of the Origins of Life (ISSOL) Fall 2021 (Online) - Quito, Ecuador (Every 3 years)

EANA, September 7-10, 2021 (TBD) - Online (Every year)

AbGradE, September 2-3, 2021 - Online (Every year)

Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON), April 25-29, 2022 - La Palma, Spain (Every 2 years)

AbGradEPEC (Europlanet Early Career Network), Before BEACON 2022 - La Palma Spain (and also possibly before the EANA meeting) (Every year)

Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), May 15-20, 2022 - Atlanta, USA (Every 2 years)

Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Origins of Life, January, 2022 - Houston, USA (Every 2 years)


Astrobiology Introductory Course RED, March 13-19, 2022 (In-person or Online Yearly)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Excellence in Comparative Planetology and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Summer School in Planetary Sciences, Summer - Open Worldwide (Online, Yearly)

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Sagan Exoplanet Summer Virtual Workshop, Summer - Open worldwide (Yearly)

Aquaplanetology Winter School, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 (TBD) - Open worldwide (old 2020 website) (Yearly, until 2022)

Keio Astrobiology Camp, Tsuruoka, Japan, Spring (Online) - Open to students in Japan (Yearly)

International Summer School in Astrobiology, Santander, Spain, Summer (TBD) - Open to US- and Europe-based students (Yearly)

International Astronomical Union (IAU) International School for Young Astronomers - a number of schools around the world each year

Online Seminar/Discussion Series

NASA Ask an Astrobiologist (roughly monthly)

Astrobiology Society of Asia-Pacific (ASAP) Astrobiology Webinar Series (weekly in northern hemisphere summer months in 2020)

Astrobiology Club Seminar Online

Origins Center Netherlands Webinars

Networks (where the organization is based is listed, although participation is often open to anyone worldwide)

Japan Astrobiology Center - Japan

Astrobiology Club - Japan

Blue Marble Space - Worldwide

ASAP - Asia and Oceania

EANA - Europe

AbGradE - Europe

European Astrobiology Institute - Europe

NASA Astrobiology Program - USA

Network for Life Detection (NFolD) - Worldwide

NFolD Early Career Council - Worldwide

Nor CEL - Worldwide

ISSOL - Worldwide

Astrobiology India - India

The Australian Centre for Astrobiology (ACA) - Australia

New Zealand Astrobiology Network - New Zealand

IAU - Worldwide

Origins of Life Early-Career Network (OoLEN) - Worldwide

Online Mailing Lists for Subscription

NASA Astrobiology

BMS Insider


AbGradE (send email to ask to be included in the mailing list)

Internship or Research Opportunities

Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) Young Scientist Program (Every summer)

Outreach Opportunities

Space in Your Face

Space Cafe

Other Resources

Astrobiology Primer 2.0 (Version 3.0 is currently being compiled, and will hopefully be published sometime this or next year)

NASA Astrobiology Graphic Novels