We invite applications for The Carnegie Fellowship in Observational Astronomy at The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena, California, to begin September 2013.
The fellowship is intended to encourage long-term research in observational astronomy and/or instrumentation. We are particularly interested in applicants who have received their Ph.D. degree within the past three years. Fellowships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for two additional years. The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. requirements before assuming the fellowship.
Carnegie observing facilities include the two 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes, the 2.5-meter du Pont telescope and the Swope 1.0-meter telescope all at Las Campanas, Chile. Fellows will have access to these facilities on the same basis as the scientific staff. The Carnegie Fellowship provides ample support for observing, travel, computing, and publications.
The application should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief essay describing the applicant's current research, and a research proposal based on the facilities available at the Observatories. These materials must be submitted via the web to http://www.obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/ by November 15, 2012. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to email@example.com by the deadline. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Dr. John Mulchaey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that a single committee will review applications for both the Carnegie Fellowship in Observational Astronomy and the Carnegie Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics. Therefore, candidates interested in both positions need only submit one application.
All applications for the Carnegie-Princeton fellowship will also be considered for this fellowship. It is not necessary to submit a separate application (including reference letters). However, applicants may submit a separate research statement catered toward this fellowship if their proposed research is significantly different than that proposed for the Carnegie-Princeton fellowship.
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