2012 Carnegie Observatories Graduate Research Fellowship
We announce the continuation of the Graduate Research Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. This Fellowship provides a stipend to graduate students interested in carrying out all or part of their thesis research under the supervision of a Carnegie Staff member, in residence at Carnegie. We encourage applications from current Ph.D. graduate students in astronomy from an accredited (US or non-US) university, pursuing thesis research in observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, or instrumentation development. The student must have completed all requisite coursework and examinations prior to arriving at Carnegie. The Fellowship, beginning in September, 2012, will be awarded for one year and may be renewed for two additional years. Foreign students should note that Carnegie can only consider applicants who hold or are eligible to obtain a J-1 visa.
Carnegie Observatories provides a vibrant environment for vigorous scientific research and academic excellence. Major areas of research include cosmology and the distance scale, physics of active galactic nuclei, searches for massive black holes, galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy groups and clusters, intergalactic medium, star formation, supernovae, star clusters, and nucleosynthesis and chemical abundances of stars.
Carnegie observing facilities at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile include the two 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter du Pont telescope, and the 1.0-meter Swope telescope. In addition, the scientific Staff actively pursues research using a wide range of ground-based and space-based facilities, across the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to X-rays.
The application should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, brief essay describing the applicant's current research, research proposal based on a project sponsored by a Carnegie Staff member, transcript of grades, approval letter from the department head of the applicant's home institution, and three letters of reference. Applications are due by April 15, 2012, 17:00 PST. Full details of the program and application instructions can be found at this web site: http://obs.carnegiescience.edu/gradfellowships/. Email inquiries may be sent to Dr. Luis Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org.