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11430-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.

Grant Length
Three to four months
Grant Dates

Grants may begin in August 2021 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
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Astronomy
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

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

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Research
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Postdoctoral
Number of Grants
Up To 5
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Email: 

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