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Jansky Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for International Students, 2019

Jansky Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for International Students, 2019

National Radio Astronomy Observatory is announcing Jansky Fellowship Program to support outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to the mission and scientific goals of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

The NRAO Jansky Fellowship Program provides numerous opportunities for early-career scientists to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in radio astronomy and to establish themselves as innovative, independent research scientists.

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The NRAO collaborates with the university astronomy community to develop new instrumentation and technology and helps train the next generation of scientists through its student, co-op, postdoctoral, and Fellowship programs. A new data management system will soon improve every astronomer’s access to NRAO data products for research and education.

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University or Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Department: NA
Course Level: Postdoctoral program
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: International students
The program can be taken in the USA
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

Eligibility

  • International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
  • The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :
    • The Jansky Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to the mission and scientific goals of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), which operates two world-class research facilities: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the Very Large Array.
    • As a Jansky Fellow, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to and learn from the development and delivery of the largest and most capable radio telescopes in the world. Research that employs NRAO telescopes in multi-wavelength collaborations is encouraged. Candidates with interests in radio astronomy techniques, instrumentation, computation, and theory are encouraged to apply. Applicants should describe how their research or technical interests coupled with NRAO telescopes or science.
    • Candidates with interests in radio astronomy techniques, instrumentation, computation, and theory are encouraged to apply.
    • The NRAO Jansky Fellowship Program provides numerous opportunities for early-career scientists to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of the state-of-the-art in radio astronomy and to establish themselves as innovative, independent research scientists. Jansky Fellows are encouraged to develop research collaborations with NRAO scientific staff, scientists at U.S. universities, and their colleagues in the international astronomical community. An annual, multi-day NRAO Postdoctoral Symposium fosters collaboration between Jansky Fellows and the Observatory’s scientific staff.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Jansky Fellowships are awarded based upon a review by a committee that comprises distinguished astronomers from NRAO staff and external to the NRAO, as well as the Assistant Director of NRAO Science Support and Research, and the manager of the Jansky Fellowship program.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants need to provide a Cover letter, Research proposal, Curriculum vitae, Reference Letters.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Benefit

  • The starting salary for the 2019 Jansky Fellowship program will be $67,500 per year for an initial two-year appointment with possible renewal for a third year.
  • A research budget of up to $17,000 per year is provided for travel and computing support.
  • Fellows are also eligible for page charge support, vacation accrual, health insurance, and a relocation allowance.
  • Up to $3,000 per year is provided to non-NRAO institutions hosting a Jansky Fellow to defray local institutional expenses.

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