Call for applications for LSSTC Catalyst Fellowships in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
LSST Corporation
Street Line 1: 
933 N. Cherry
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
Arizona
Zip/Postal: 
85719
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The LSST Corporation (LSSTC) announces a new call for applications for the LSSTC Catalyst Fellowship funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Starting in fall, 2023, LSSTC will support a second diverse cohort of outstanding astrophysics postdoctoral Fellows whose research is directly related to preparation for, and use of, the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). The deadline to apply for LSSTC Catalyst Fellowships in astrophysics is November 15, 2022.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to register to attend a virtual “Ideas Lab” workshop about the Catalyst Fellowship, to take place on October 6, 2022. For more information, and to register, go to: https://www.lsstcorporation.org/catalyst-fellowship/content/ideas-lab. This workshop will be informational only, and is not part of the selection process. It will, however, help applicants craft strong applications by enabling structured networking and brainstorming with faculty and researchers in the Rubin LSST research community.

In addition to having the academic freedom that is typical of prize fellowships, LSSTC Catalyst Fellows in astrophysics will enjoy multiple, unusual benefits and opportunities, such as: 1) structured mentoring and leadership training; 2) four-year terms for some Fellows whose research plans include working closely with faculty and students at small or historically underserved institutions, or helping to develop and test analysis tools for LSST data; 3) a large selection of potential host institutions, including some outside the US; 4) automatic delegate status for LSST data previews; 5) the opportunity to work with social scientists to understand and improve the practice of astrophysics (including working to make the field more diverse, equitable, and inclusive); and 6) an affiliation with the LSST Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration and Computing (LINCC).

Catalyst Fellowships in astrophysics are open to applicants of any nationality who earned or will earn their doctoral degree between January 1, 2019, and September, 2023, in astronomy, physics, data science, or related disciplines.

https://www.lsstcorporation.org/catalyst-fellowship/

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$72100.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Fellows will receive a research budget of up to US $15,000 per year and benefits, plus a relocation allowance if needed

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 10, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Cheri Winfield
Title: 
Executive Assistant
Institution/Company: 
LSSTC
Street Line 1: 
933 N. Cherry
City: 
Tucson
State/Province: 
Arizona
Zip/Postal Code: 
85719
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Jeno Sokoloski
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Call for applications for LSSTC Catalyst Fellowships in Astrophysics