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NRAO/GBO Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

Post-Baccalaureate Program

The NRAO/GBO Post-Bacc Program provides recent graduates an opportunity to strengthen their applications to graduate school by gaining research experience in radio astronomy or a related field. The program is targeted to students aiming to attend graduate school in the year following their post-bacc appointment. The student will work on a research project under the mentorship of one or more NRAO or GBO scientific staff members. Research projects cover radio astronomy and related sciences.

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Students must be recent graduates or must soon be graduating with their undergraduate degree, and should have the intention of applying to Ph.D. programs in astronomy or a related field during the year of their appointment. Students accepted into the program will work either at the NRAO site in Socorro, NM or in Charlottesville, VA, or the GBO site in Green Bank, WV. Appointments may range from 9 to 12 months. Students will receive a stipend and travel support to locate to the NRAO or GBO site, and they may also receive support to present their research at a scientific conference.

Applications for the Post-Bacc program consist of (1) a statement describing research interests and future goals (<1000 words), (2) a resume, (3) an academic transcript (unofficial is OK), and (4) two or three letters of recommendation from people who can address the student's potential for a career in research. Application materials can be emailed directly to Jim Braatz at the address given below.

The deadline for applications is June 16, 2023 for appointments beginning in Fall 2023.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Jim Braatz
E-mail: jbraatz@nrao.edu