National Science Foundation (NSF)
10/15/19 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time
Fellowships to USA recent doctoral scientists for the implementation of independent scientific research in the disciplines of astronomy and astrophysics. Funding is intended for theoretical, observational, archival, laboratory, or instrumental research in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The purpose of the program is to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the scientific community.
Applicants are encouraged to approach the fellowships as opportunities to broaden their experience with research that moves beyond their previous research focus and that takes a broad view of integrating disciplines, extending technical approaches to problems, or expanding collaborations. Research that highlights the creative use of or is clearly related to NSF-funded facilities, institutes, or projects is particularly encouraged but not required. Applicants are encouraged to consider programs that focus on areas of research that are particularly facilitated or enabled by new ground-based capabilities in radio, optical/infrared, or solar astrophysics, including the development of theory that guides their use or the interpretation of resulting data. In all cases, proposals must demonstrate the astronomical context of the work.
Applicants are expected to include educational activities in their fellowship plans, and they must present a substantive, coherent program of educational activities as part of the proposal. Examples of such activities include teaching or co-teaching one course each year at the host institution or an academic institution with ties to their host institution, developing educational materials, or engaging in a significant program of outreach or public education. As a rough guideline, Fellows should plan to dedicate no less than 10% and no more than 25% of their time to their educational activities; applicants should identify the anticipated time commitment for their proposed activities.
GrantWatch ID#: 175937
NSF anticipates awarding approximately 8-9 fellowships annually.
The annual fellowship amount of $100,000 consists of two types of payments:
1. An annual stipend of $69,000, paid directly to the Fellow on a monthly schedule.
2. An annual fellowship allowance of $31,000, paid directly to the Fellow and intended to cover costs of the fellowship, including:
-Expenses directly related to the conduct of the proposed research and education activities, including but not limited to materials and supplies, equipment, computing resources, access to databases, travel, publication charges, and subscription fees.
-Expenses in support of the Fellow, such as office space, general purpose supplies and use of equipment, facilities and other institutional resources.
-Expenses in support of fringe benefits, including but not limited to individual or family health insurance provided through a group or individual plan, dental and/or vision insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings, dependent care, and moving expenses.
The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years. Fellowship tenure must begin on or before 1 October following the proposal submission deadline.
Interruptions in tenure of up to 12 months or extensions without additional cost to NSF require approval of the cognizant NSF Program Officer. A no-cost extension may be requested to extend the Fellowship award in order to complete the goals of the Fellowship plans, but no supplemental funds will be provided for this purpose. Within the fellowship period, up to two months of the fellowship duration may be used for paid leave, including parental or family leave. The paid leave cannot be used to increase the level of the Fellow's salary support beyond 36 months.
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