Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas, helping to document group activities on monthly virtual telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

This opportunity has numerous benefits, including:

  • Networking with professionals in your research field
  • Opportunities to share your research with a broader audience
  • Opportunities to learn collaboration best practices
  • Exposure to potential career tracks – government, industry, academic
Fellows receive a stipend of $2000. They also receive support to attend the 2022 ESIP Winter (January 2022) and Summer (July 2022) Meetings, both of which bring together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public. 

Fellows must be able to attend both meetings to participate in the fellowship, as well as be able to work legally in the US. You can learn about the 2021 Class of Community Fellows here. Learn more about the opportunity and apply by 8 October 2021 here.
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