Visiting Scientist opportunities available

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen

The Kepler & K2 missions are launching a Visiting Scientist Program.

The Program enables users of Kepler or K2 data to visit the mission headquarters at NASA Ames in California, for a period of multiple weeks or months, to work on a research project that would benefit from close interaction with Kepler/K2 team members and instrument experts. Visitors will also be expected to give a seminar at Ames.

Funds will normally be available to support the travel and lodging expenses of successful applicants, to be agreed upon acceptance.

Interested participants should submit a <2-page proposal that includes an outline of the research project, relevant experience, and the desired duration and period of the visit. Astronomers of all career stages may apply.

Proposals may be submitted at any time via e-mail to They will be evaluated at the start of each month with respect to several factors, including:

  • scientific merit of the proposed project;
  • benefit of having access to Kepler/K2 experts to carry out the project;
  • contribution of the project to Kepler/K2’s long-term legacy.