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 (patricia.doherty@bc.edu). The applicant will be informed within three months after the deadline of the application.

Gilda Gonzalez

Ms Gilda Gonzalez (Argentina, National University of Tucumán, Tucumán) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan

Reetika_Joshi

Ms Reetika Joshi (India, Kumaun University, Nainital) Tenure: University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Sciences Anhui, China

Edith Liliana Macotela

Ms Edith Liliana Macotela (Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan

Victor Nwankwo

Dr. Victor Nwankwo (Nigeria, Anchor University, Lagos) Tenure: Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofísica Mackenzie (CRAAM), São Paulo, Brazil

Megha Pandya

Ms Megha Pandya (India, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA 

Ritesh Patel

Mr Ritesh Patel (India, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA

Ram Singh

Mr Ram Singh (India, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai) Tenure: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan

Ange Cynthia Umuhire

Ms Ange Cynthia Umuhire (Rwanda, University of Rwanda – College of Education) Tenure: NASA – GSFC, USA

Francisco Tapia Vazquez

Mr Francisco Tapia Vazquez (Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Tenure: Centro de Radio Astronomia e Astrofísica Mackenzie (CRAAM), São Paulo, Brazil