Established in 2013, the IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Program offers every year several six-month graduate student fellowships designed to allow students from other U.S. or international institutions to perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC scientist. Selected applicant will be based at IPAC during the duration of the Fellowship, nominally January to July, with some flexibility on the starting and ending dates. Funding from IPAC will be provided for a 6-month period via monthly stipends, plus travel expenses. The exact number of fellowships awarded each year is decided based on available funding.
Eligible applicants should have completed preliminary course work in their graduate program. Each applicant must submit:
In addition, we ask that a current professor or academic advisor familiar with the applicant’s work upload a letter of reference (PDF) using this page. This letter should also indicate that the applicant is available to visit IPAC during the proposed period, and address how well the visit would mesh with the applicant’s graduate education.
The call for 2018 applications is now open. Applications are due by August 25, 2017.
For more information please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Patrick Lowrance, lowrance [at] ipac.caltech.edu