The Space Studies Board (SSB) of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting an Early Career Program during the 2019 Space Science Week in Washington, DC (USA).
SGAC members who are based in the United States, are invited to submit an application for the 2019 Space Science Week Early Career Program. Those individuals selected will be provided with travel and accommodation support, and will be selected to participate in one of the five committees holding their spring meetings during the 2019 Space Science Week (SSW).
The National Academies will be partnering with the Space Generation Advisory Council to select two SGAC members to attend Space Science Week. Individuals selected will be provided with admission, travel, and accommodation expenses to support attendance to this event, which is taking place on March 26-28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
To find out more about prior Space Science Weeks, please refer to http://sites.nationalacademies.org/ssb/ssb_177653. The website will be updated as committees continue to finalize their schedules.
Submission Deadline: 10 February, 2019
The purpose of this competition is to select two participants to take part in the discussions of specific committees, along with other activities scheduled for Space Science Week.
The committees are as follows:
- Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
- Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science (CAPS)
- Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space (CBPSS)
- Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS)
- Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)
Space Science Week will be taking place from March 26th until March 28th, 2019 at the historic National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC.
How to Apply:
You should submit your application via the Scholarship Submission Form. Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.
To apply, applicants must submit their CV and a letter of intent.
This letter of intent should include:
- The reason the applicant wishes to join the committee meeting
- Recent work or projects that the applicant is working on and are relevant to the committee’s discussions
All submitted materials must be in English.
The program is only open to PhD students and early career professionals who have completed their doctorate within the past five years. Participants must be SGAC members, between the ages of 18 to 35 inclusive on March 26, 2018 and live in the United States.
Scholarship organisers and judges are not eligible for this award.
All submissions must be made by February 10, 2019 at 11:59PM CEST. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC and all affiliated organisers including the SSB to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the award.
Winners are required to write a short report describing their experience at Space Science Week for inclusion on the SGAC website or newsletter.
Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the Space Science Week or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case the award offer shall become void
Travel and hotel arrangements will be made by the SSB in consultation with the selected participants, and according to Academies’ guidelines and policies. Breakfast and lunch each day will be provided at the meeting, along with dinner on the first and second evening. Other per diem expenses will be the responsibility of the awardee. The award includes an invitation to the annual Space Science Week dinner and public lecture.
Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the event or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case the award offer shall become void.
Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.