Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10430-CI

Fulbright Astronomy and Antarctic Studies Award (Postdoctoral Scholars/Early Career Scientists)

Chile
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The aim of this award is to enhance research efforts and increase academic exchange opportunities in two specific areas of interest in Chile/U.S. academic work - Astronomy and Data Sciences and Antarctic Studies. The award seeks to fund up to four postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists for three to four months.

Astronomy and Data Sciences

In Astronomy and Data Sciences, the award seeks to fund postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists from U.S. institutions, for three to four months, to establish collaborations with astronomers and data scientists at Chilean institutions.  Astronomy and Data Sciences applicants must contact Mason Taylor, Program Officer for U.S. Grantees at the Fulbright commission for additional information.

The duration and timing of the visits will be agreed upon by the U.S. scientists and the Chilean host institutions.

Antarctic Studies

In Antarctic Studies, the Fulbright commission has established a partnership with the Chilean Antarctic Institute (Instituto Antártico Chileno – INACH). The award seeks to fund postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists from U.S. institutions, for three to four months, to establish collaborations with researchers at the INACH in the following research areas: The State of the Antarctic Ecosystem; Antarctic Thresholds: Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation; Antarctic Climate Change; Physical and Earth Sciences; Antarctic Microbiology and Molecular Biology; and Antarctic Environment. For further details on the research areas please refer to the institute’s science program at this link

The duration and timing of the visits will be agreed upon by the U.S. scientists and the Chilean host institutions.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to four months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin in August 2020 or later.

Locations

In Astronomy and Data Sciences, accredited regional universities with observation time privileges associated with SOCHIAS

In Antarctic studies, the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Please see Specializations below
Specializations

Applications are only sought in Astronomy, Data Science and Antarctic Studies.

Number of Grants
Up to four
Activity
Research
Teaching/Research
Category
Postdoctoral award, open only to early career scholars
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Angelica Serna
Regional Program Officer
Phone: 
202-686-4000
Email: 

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