Just 5 More Days to Apply for U.S.-China Forum on Earth and Planetary Science

Just 5 More Days to Apply for U.S.-China Forum on Earth and Planetary Science

The National Research Council’s Space Studies Board (SSB) has extended the deadline for applications from young (under 40) earth and planetary scientists from the United States and China to participate in the 2015-2016 Forum for New Leaders in Space Science.  The new deadline is June 15, 2015.

As we reported in April, the SSB 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 to participate from planetary or earth scientists who will be no more than 40 years of age as of June 30, 2016.

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 revised deadline is June 15, 2015.  The SSB is hoping to receive
applications from a diverse cross-section of the planetary science and
earth science communities’ younger members.

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

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