The ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme in the field of Space Science for PECS and ESA Member States, 2012 Netherlands and Spain
Study Subject: Space science
Course Level: Postdoctoral
Scholarship Provider: European Space Agency
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands and Spain
Eligibility: The ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme is aimed at providing young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research in space science. The programme is open to suitably qualified women and men. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet can also apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Estonia, India, Russian Federation and Turkey
Scholarship Description: The purpose of this section is to provide some basic information about the ESA Fellowship Programme and to give practical guidelines to young scientists interested in applying for a Fellowship in ESA’s space science departments in the Netherlands and Spain. The research projects proposed by applicants for an ESA Fellowship or for the International Trainee Programme should be related to ESA’s scientific missions, to the space research programmes of the ESA member states or to the scientific activities of the ESA Science Faculty. A brief summary of the research activities carried out by Faculty members can be found on the ESTEC faculty research and ESAC faculty research pages. Candidates should consult these pages to identify which of the two centres offers the best overlap with their research programmes and to identify one or more staff members who could act as mentors. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the identified staff members to discuss their research proposals before submitting an application. While certain research programmes can be pursued at both centres, in most cases the location of the mentor defines where a fellowship can be held.
Apply: The next deadline for applications will be 1 October 2012. The application form can be found here. Candidates should produce a PDF file using the application form as a template and submit it electronically by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, as indicated on the form. The length of the text in sections 23, 24 and 25 of the form should not exceed the indicated limits. Also please note that, unlike other ESA fellowships, for the Fellowship in Space Science no additional material or annex such as CVs, certificates of degrees or copies of articles should be attached. The only information needed is that indicated in the application form.
Deadline: 1 October 2012
Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=TOP&page=fellowships