Are You a Young Planetary or Earth Scientist? Interested in China?

Are You a Young Planetary or Earth Scientist? Interested in China?

The Space Studies Board (SSB) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Space Science Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are extending their cooperative Forum for New Leaders in Space Science for another year.  The SSB is welcoming applications from young (under 40) planetary or earth scientists before May 29, 2015.

This is the second year of the Forum and involves participants from China coming to the United States and U.S. participants going to China to discuss their research activities.  The goals are to “identify and highlight the research achievements of the best and brightest young scientists,” to “build informal bridges between the Earth- and space science communities” in the two countries, and “enhance the diffusion of insights” gained by participating in the Forum.

The first Forum focused on astrophysics and heliophysics at meetings in May and November 2014.  This time the topics are planetary science and earth science from space.  Participants will meet in China in October 2015 and in the United States (California) in May 2016.

Eligibility requirements and application procedures are posted on the SSB’s website.  The deadline is May 29, 2015.  The SSB is hoping to receive applications from a diverse cross-section of the planetary science and earth science communities’ younger members.   Applicants must be no more than 40 years old on June 30, 2016.  

Editor’s Note:  We understand very few women applied for this opportunity last year.  Hope there are more this year!

Editor’s Note (2):  We missed the fact that this is for both planetary and earth scientists in our first posting.  Apologies.

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