NASA Heliophysics Summer School

For grad students & early postdocs

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The Summer School at a glance

Run by NASA's Living With a Star program and UCAR/CPAESS since 2007, this annual eight-day Summer School focuses on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres throughout the solar system.

Admission is competitive; about 35 students are selected to attend each year.

Location: Virtual format for 2021

Open to: Graduate students, first- and second-year postdoctoral fellows

Application deadline: 22 January 2021

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How students apply


Why attend the Summer School?

Group of students at the Summer School 10th Anniversary celebration.

• Deepen your understanding of how Sun-Earth processes are connected
• Learn from accomplished faculty using a defined curriculum
• Meet other early-career scientists from all over the globe
• Explore professional development opportunities
• Leave with the resources you need to broaden the scope and impact of your research

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Resources from past Summer Schools

The Summer School has produced a definitive textbook series for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

When combined with labs, problem sets and other resources from past Summer Schools, these books will facilitate the teaching of heliophysics at universities worldwide.

See all past Summer Schools