Sagan Fellowships support outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research that is broadly related to the science goals of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.
The Sagan Program is administered by NExScI, and it includes the Sagan Fellowship Program as well as the Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops.
IPAC announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships. The program is designed to allow students from other U.S. or international institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC scientist. Eligible applicants are expected to have completed preliminary course work in their graduate program and be available for research during the period of the award. Funding from IPAC will be provided for a 6-month period via monthly stipends, plus relocation expenses. Several students are expected to be accepted each year, subject to the availability of funding. Students are expected to be at IPAC during the duration of the Fellowship, nominally January to July, with some flexibility on the starting and ending dates.
For more information please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Patrick Lowrance (lowrance AT caltech.edu).
The annual application deadline is in August and has now passed for 2017 fellowships.
Application instructions and possible research projects are described at: http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/page/graduate-fellowship