Student application and selection process for 2022-2023
The application deadline has passed for 2022. Thanks to everyone who submitted applications!
We hope to accommodate as many students as possible. However, since the number of interested students may exceed the available mentorship capacity, we ask all interested students to fill out an application form, which will open March 15, 2022 and close April 22, 2022. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome applications from Ph.D. students (including students from outside the U.S.) who are performing research relevant to astronomy and have completed any required coursework and preliminary/qualifying exams. Since most mentors will be located inside the U.S., students may need to be flexible in what time they are willing to meet in order to facilitate getting matched with a mentor. If the number of interested students exceeds the available mentorship capacity, we will prioritize the following applicants:
Students with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in astronomy, especially Black, Latinx, and Indigenous (including native Pacific Islander) scholars.
Students who come from institutions that have not historically fielded or hosted many NASA prize fellows.
Students who are planning to apply for astronomy-related postdoctoral positions during the mentorship period.
Students who have demonstrated evidence of leadership and/or significant contributions to their institution and/or to the broader astronomical community through their research, service, outreach, teaching, and mentorship activities.
We will match mentors and mentees based on their stated experiences, goals, and interests, as well as time-zone compatibility. We will separately contact mentors and mentees to confirm the matches.