ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2023
To event remaining 18 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Institution Classification/Type: 
European Space Agency
Department Name: 
Space Science Department
Madrid or Noordwijk
Spain or Netherlands
not specified
Job Announcement Text: 

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives ( The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome. During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported. Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals. Applications received before 1 November 2023 will be considered for visits in spring and summer 2024. For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to or write to the programme coordinators at [email protected]

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Guido De Marchi
Archives Head Scientist
European Space Agency
Department Name: 
Space Science Department
Street Line 1: 
Keplerlaan 1
Zip/Postal Code: 
2200 AG
+31 71 565 8332
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Guido De Marchi
Archival Research Visitor Programme