Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Program is initiating a Fellowship Program. NASA plans to award up to three GLAST fellowships in 2008. The goal of these fellowships is to stimulate an infusion of new ideas, techniques, and approaches that will enhance the scientific return of GLAST which will be launched in 2008.
The fellowship provides support for up to three years at an annual stipend of approximately $56,000 plus defined benefits and allowances. GLAST fellowships are open to scientists who have received a Ph.D., Sc.D., or equivalent degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline before the start of the fellowship. Support for each fellow will be provided through an award to a US host institution, designated by the fellow, where the fellow will be resident.
Awards will be made on the basis of the applicant's research proposal -- its science merit and relevance to gamma-ray astrophysics, and the science of the GLAST mission. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 7, 2007. Award offers will be made in February, 2008, with the fellowships expected to begin in September, 2008.
The fellowship program is administered by the Center for Research and Exploration in Science and Technology (CRESST) for NASA. CRESST is a collaboration consisting of the University of Maryland campuses at College Park (UMCP) and Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).
See the Fellowship Announcement for Details
Ms. Sandra Barnes
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Code 661
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Sandra Barnes (e-mail)