2024 Call for NASA Jack Eddy Fellowship Applications
The UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) is pleased to announce that the NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is seeking applications for its 2024 appointments. The fellowship program attracts the best and the brightest PhDs in the interdisciplinary science of heliophysics.
Sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program, this fellowship is designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Heliophysics.
Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with electromagnetic and gravitational fields, and to some extent with neutral matter. The physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the beginning of interstellar medium as well as planetary atmospheres including Earth's upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the nation to address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life and society.
Two major topics of focus for LWS are the science of space weather and of the Sun-climate connection. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed research addresses one of these two foci; but any research program - especially interdisciplinary research - relevant to LWS will be considered.
Since the goal of this postdoctoral program is to train Sun-Earth system researchers, preference is also given to research projects that cross the traditional Heliophysics subdomains of the Sun, heliosphere, magnetosphere, and ionosphere/upper atmosphere, as well as Sun-climate investigations. Therefore, proposals addressing the LWS program that are interdisciplinary in nature will be given preference.
In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host mentoring scientist plays a critical role. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist, who is different from the candidate’s PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the potential host scientist and institution. See our flyer.
Deadline for submissions: January 26, 2024.