How to Apply

Heliophysics Summer SchoolHeliophysics Summer School

24-31 July 2018 - Boulder, CO

"Comparative Heliophysics"

Deadline: 23 February

Approximately 35 students will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science. The school lasts for eight days, and each participant receives full travel support for airline tickets, lodging and per diem costs.

Application requirements:
Participation in a previous Heliophysics Summer School does not prohibit an applicant from being selected for 2018.

Successful candidates are:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or first or second year postdoctoral fellow.
  • Majoring in physics with an emphasis on astrophysics, geophysics, plasma physics, and space physics, or experienced in at least one of these areas.
  • Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics.

Application materials required:

  • A cover letter briefly stating motivation for application.
  • Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, technical reports and professional presentations.
  • Name/contact information of your advisor. Applicants are responsible for contacting advisor to have one letter of reference sent to CPAESS by the application deadline. Tips for Referees.
  • Graduate school transcripts.
  • One to two page statement of interest and relevance to summer school goals.

Student Applications may be sent electronically to (UCAR cannot accept *.zip files)

CPAESS also accepts applications mailed to:

CPAESS Heliophysics Summer Schools
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000

For further information, call (303) 497-1605 or e-mail

NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program