SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS)
The SCOSTEP Visiting Scholar (SVS) program is a new capacity building activity of SCOSTEP. The SVS program complements the current scientific program, VarSITI and SCOSTEP’s public outreach activities.
The objective: The objective of the SVS program is to provide training to young scientists and graduate students from developing countries 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, one related to each of the four SCOSTEP VarSITI themes (http://www.varsiti.org/ ). The training will help the young scientists 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.
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, 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: Dr. Marianna G. Shepherd (mshepher[at]yorku.ca). The applicant will be informed within three months after the deadline of the application.
List of hosts:
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/
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. Antti Pulkkinen − antti.a.pulkkinen[at]nasa.gov, 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
(More to be added as become available)