Applicant must be a graduate student wishing to carry out all or part of their thesis research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Completion of preliminary coursework and examinations prior to start of the SAO Predoctoral Program and approval of Department Head at applicant's university are required. Application must list the SAO scientist who has agreed to serve as a sponsor for each proposed research project; applicant must directly contact the scientist in their particular research area.
|Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest
|Number of applications
|Required areas of study
||astronomy, astrophysics, atomic/molecular physics, planetary science
|Awarded every year?
Renewable if recipient maintains satisfactory progress.
|Must be repaid?
|Required to attend a specific school?
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