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Clay Fellowship

Sponsored by: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Applicant is expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Applicant is expected to demonstrate their capability for original research through several first-author refereed publications in major astronomy journals.


Application Deadline October 30
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Fellowship
Number of Applications 345
Award Coverage Award is in the form of a stipend, plus a research budget of $16,000 for full health benefits and relocation expenses ($7,500).
Required areas of study astronomy, astrophysics, atomic/molecular physics, planetary science
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable if recipient maintains satisfactory progress.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Min $67,500


Max 1

Contact Information

Christine Crowley
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street, Mail Stop 67
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Phone: (617) 495-7103
Fax: (617) 496-7589

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