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SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) Program (click here for pdf)
The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program is a capacity building activity of SCOSTEP. The SVS program complements the current scientific program, PRESTO, and SCOSTEP’s public outreach activities.
The Objective: The objective of the SVS program is to provide training to graduate students in well-established solar terrestrial physics laboratories and institutions, for periods of between one and three months. The aim is to fund four scholars each year, related to the SCOSTEP PRESTO themes. The training will help the awardees to advance their career in solar terrestrial physics using the technique/skill they learned during the training. SCOSTEP will provide the airfare, while it is expected that the hosting lab will provide the living expenses (accommodation, sustenance, ground transportation, visa fees, and other incidentals). Trainees should have their own health insurance or arrange a provision with the host institution. The trainees will be selected on a competitive basis.
Frequency: At least four scholars each year.
Eligibility: The SVS program is open to applicants from all countries but with an emphasis on applicants from developing countries. The program is open to Masters and PhD students with the requirement that the recipient has not received a PhD at the time of application to the program.
Application Procedure: Please contact one of the SVS program hosts listed below or in the SCOSTEP website (as updated) and work out the details of the visit with the host. Once the applicant and the host agree on a visit, please prepare an application package including the following the details of the visit (i) work to be performed described in the form of a 2 page proposal; (ii) applicant’s curriculum vitae, (iii) dates of the visit and an estimate of the airfare in economy class; (iv) letter from the applicant’s supervisor verifying eligibility to the program, and (v) a recommendation letter from the host scientist/institution indicating that the proposed work will be mutually beneficial. Prepare a single pdf file of the above material and email it to: Patricia Doherty (email@example.com). The applicant will be informed within three months after the deadline of the application.
Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAF), Germany. Contact: Dr. Franz-Josef Lübken – luebken[at]iap-kborn.de ; https://www.iap-kborn.de/1/home/
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan. Contact: Dr. Kazuo Shiokawa − shiokawa[at]nagoya-u.jp ; http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/
International Center for Space Weather Science and Education, Kyushu University, Japan. Contact: Dr. Huixin Liu, liu.huixin.295[at]m.kyushu-u.ac.jp ; https://kyushu-u.pure.elsevier.com/en/organisations/international-center-for-space-weather-science-and-education/
National Institute of Polar Research (NiPR), Japan. Contact: Dr. Takuji Nakamura − nakamura.takuji[at]nipr.ac.jp ; http://www.nipr.ac.jp/english/
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Contact: Dr. Yihua Yan – yyh[at]nao.cas.cn ; http://english.nao.cas.cn/
CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, University of Science and Technology of China, China. Contact: Dr. Yuming Wang – ymwang[at]ustc.edu.cn, Dr. Jiuhou Lei – leijh[at]ustc.edu.cn ; http://en.ess.ustc.edu.cn/about/labs/201107/t20110706_115544.html
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), USA. Contacts: Dr. Nat Gopalswamy – nat.gopalswamy[at]nasa.gov, Dr. Seiji Yashiro – seiji.yashiro[at]nasa.gov ; https://www.nasa.gov/goddard
South African National Space Agency (SANSA), South Africa. Contact: Dr. Lee-Anne McKinnell − lmckinnell[at]sansa.org.za ; http://www.sansa.org.za/
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India. Contact: Prof. Durbha Sai Ramesh − dsramesh[at]iigs.iigm.res.in ; http://iigm.res.in/
ReSoLVE Centre of Excellence Research, Unit of Astronomy and Space Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oulu, Finland. Contact: Dr. Kalevi Mursula – Kalevi.Mursula[at]oulu.fi ; http://www.spaceclimate.fi/resolve/
Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency, Anyigba, Nigeria. Contact: Prof. Babatunde Rabiu – tunderabiu2[at]gmail.com
Center for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie – CRAAM, São Paulo, Brazil. Contact: Prof. Jean-Pierre Raulin – raulin[at]craam.mackenzie.br ; https://www.mackenzie.br/en/craam-center-for-radio-astronomy-and-astrophysics-at-mackenzie/
Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, IISER, Kolkata, India. Contact: Prof. Dibyendu Nandi – dnandi[at]iiserkol.ac.in ; http://www.cessi.in/
(More to be added as become available)
Ms Gilda Gonzalez (Argentina, National University of Tucumán, Tucumán) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan
Ms Reetika Joshi (India, Kumaun University, Nainital) Tenure: University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Sciences Anhui, China
Ms Edith Liliana Macotela (Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Victor Nwankwo (Nigeria, Anchor University, Lagos) Tenure: Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofísica Mackenzie (CRAAM), São Paulo, Brazil
Ms Megha Pandya (India, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA
Mr Ritesh Patel (India, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA
Mr Ram Singh (India, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan
Ms Ange Cynthia Umuhire (Rwanda, University of Rwanda – College of Education) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA
Mr Francisco Tapia Vazquez (Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Tenure: Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofísica Mackenzie (CRAAM), São Paulo, Brazil
Mr Ranadeep Sarkar (India, Udaipur Solar Observatory, PRL, Udaipur), Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Mr Sai Gowtam Valluri (India, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Panvel, Navi Mombai) Tenure: School of Earth and Space Science, USTC, China
Ms Ekaterina Aksenova (Ukrain, Institute of Radio Astronomy, NAS, Kharkiv), Tenure: ISEE, Nagiya University, Japan
Mr Suresh Karuppiah (India, Department of Physics, Arul Anandar College, Madurai), Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Mr Rhorom Rriyatikanto (Indonesia, Space Science Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Dr. Sneha Yadav (India, Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Centre, Thiruvanathapuram), Tenure: ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. G. Sindhuja (India, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory, Udaipur), Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Dr. Anil N. Raghav (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Mumbai, India) Tenure: STEP, CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment in the University of Science and Technology of China
Ms Sanchita Pal (Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, West Bengal) Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Dr. Uma Das (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani, India) Tenure: ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan
Mr Dupinder Singh (Mumbai University, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, India) Tenure: Leibnitz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Rostock, Germany
Ms Ashna V. Malayil (School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India) Tenure: NASA/GSFC, USA
Dr. Tsegaye Kassa Gogie (Washera Geospace and Radar Science Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia) Tenure: South African National Space Agency (SANSA), Hermanus, South Africa
Dr. S.G. Sumod (Sacred Heart College Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India) Tenure at the ISEER, Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. K. Sasikumar Raja (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India) Tenure at the NAOC, China
Ms Sneha A. Gokani (Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai University, India) Tenure at the SANSA, South Africa
Dr. Olawale Segun Bolaji (University of Lagos, Nigeria) Tenure at the School of Earth and Space Science, University of Science and Technology of China
ADEBESIN, Babatunde Olufemi (Landmark University, Nigeria) Tenure at the NASA-GSFC, USA
LEMINH, Tan (Tay Nguyen Univ., Vietnam) Tenure at the CIRC/ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan
OMONDI, George Erick (Maseno University, Kenya) Tenure at the SANSA, South Africa
OWOLABI, Oluwafisayo (University of Lagos, Nigeria) Tenure at the SANSA, South Africa
SELVAKUMARAN, R. (Indian Inst. Geomagnet., India) Tenure at the NASA-GSFC, USA
THOMAS, Neethal (Indian Inst. Geomagnet., India) Tenure at the CIRC/ISEE, Nagoya University, Japan