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

Instituto Antártico Chileno

Punta Arenas, Chile

ID: 7058900
Posted: August 7, 2019
Application Deadline: September 16, 2019

Job Description

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.

Location: accredited regional universities with observation time privileges associated with Sociedad Chilena de Astronomia (SOCHIAS).

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.

Location: the Chilean Antarctic Institute.



 

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