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12430-CI
Fulbright Postdoctoral Award

Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards in Astronomy and Antarctic Studies

Chile
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Award 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 five 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.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to four months
Award Dates

Grants may begin in August 2022 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
Agriculture
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Oceanography
Paleontology
Pharmacology
Physics
Veterinary Medicine
Areas of Interest

Applications are only sought in Astronomy, Data Science and Antarctic Studies, as relate to SOCHIAS or INACH research activities

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 5
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Email: 

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