These fellowships provide scientists in their early career, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme.
Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The two-year fellowships may be extended to three years and are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre or at the European Space Astronomy Centre.
Applications are now solicited for fellowships beginning in fall 2019. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA's Social Security Scheme, which covers medical expenses. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.
Application deadline: 1 October 2018.
More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme at:
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