CEDAR email: 5 Oct deadline for CEDAR proposal opp; Grad student summer internships in East Pacific and school in Boulder, CO

Barbara Emery emery at ucar.edu
Mon Oct 3 16:03:21 MDT 2011

This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 03 October 2011.
Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under
'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'.
CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'.
All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.
(1) Earth Cube Guidance for the CEDAR Community - responses due 5 October!
 From John Foster CSSC Chair (jfoster at haystack.mit.edu) and NSF.
See also 

(2) The NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students 
2012 applications are due 9 November.
From: Ergys Ramaj <eramaj at nsf.gov>.
See also http://www.nsfsi.org

(3) Heliophysics 2012 Summer School, 31 May – 7 June 2012,
Boulder, Colorado - applications due 14 December 2011.
 From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree at ucar.edu) at vspreply at ucar.edu.
See also http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics.

(1) Earth Cube Guidance for the CEDAR Community - responses due 5 October!
 From John Foster CSSC Chair (jfoster at haystack.mit.edu) and NSF.

Available Formats:

Document Number: nsf11085

This is an NSF Program Announcements and Information item.

Please be aware of a new program at NSF, called Earth Cube, which is closely 
aligned with the goals of our new CEDAR Strategic Plan and which could help 
expand the funding opportunities for CEDAR.  The NSF document referenced above 
describes the EarthCube Charrette process, which will include open community 
forums to identify requirements, stimulate discussion and foster partnerships 
and collaboration. The Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences and CEDAR communities 
need to be aware of this program and the opportunities it presents. Time is 
short for initial responses to this announcement, which is looking for community 
involvement by Oct 5.

The CEDAR Science Steering Committee (CSSC) will address ways in which the CEDAR 
community can participate in this initiative at its late-October meeting. Please 
send your comments and suggestions to members of the CSSC or to John Foster 
(jfoster at haystackf.mit.edu).

Please look over the referenced document and become involved in the process.

A brief outline of EarthCube and its relationship to goals of the NSF 
Geosciences Directorate follows:

In 2009 the Advisory Committee for NSF’s Geosciences Directorate (GEO) issued a 
report (GEO Vision) that identifies the challenges and opportunities facing the 
geosciences. The report identifies “fostering a sustainable future through a 
better understanding of our complex and changing planet” as the pre-eminent 
challenge and opportunity for the geosciences community.

In 2011 NSF announced Cyberinfrastructure for the 21st Century (CIF21), an 
important new research thrust for FY 2012 led by the Office of 
Cyberinfrastructure (OCI). Within CIF21 significant emphasis is placed on 
computational and data-rich science and engineering. The vision of CIF21 is to 
provide the nation with a sustainable, community-based and open 
cyberinfrastructure for researchers and educators.

In response to the challenges and opportunities presented in GEO Vision, GEO and 
OCI have launched EarthCube. EarthCube will be the transformative vehicle to 
address the scientific drivers in the GEO Vision document: 1) Understanding and 
forecasting the behavior of a complex and evolving Earth system; 2) Reducing 
vulnerability and sustaining life; and 3) Growing the geosciences workforce of 
the future. EarthCube is inspired by the vision of a national 
cyberinfrastructure in CIF21. As an effort to build a unified 
cyberinfrastructure framework for the geosciences, EarthCube will be supported 
by CIF21 but will also help to define CIF21.

(2) The NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students 
2012 applications are due 9 November.
From: Ergys Ramaj <eramaj at nsf.gov>.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes 
for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship 
program for developing the next generation of globally  engaged U.S. scientists 
and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer 
Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing 
opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with 
host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research 
experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, 
New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a 
$5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses 
abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research 
environment of the host location.

The 2012 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm proposer’s local time 
on November 9, 2011.  Application instructions are available online at 
www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and 
tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or 

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to 
advance their work through international collaborations and the value of 
ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain 
professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The 
program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields 
supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons 
with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants 
must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. 
citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students 
in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the 
undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,400 U.S. 
graduate students have participated in the program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at 
eapsi at nsfsi.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.

(3) Heliophysics 2012 Summer School, 31 May – 7 June 2012,
Boulder, Colorado - applications due 14 December 2011.
 From Susanne Demaree (sdemaree at ucar.edu) at vspreply at ucar.edu.

Heliophysical Exploration,
31 May – 7 June 2012,
Boulder, Colorado,
Application Deadline: 14 December 2011

Applications are invited for the 2012 Heliophysics Summer School, to be held in 
Boulder, Colorado. NASA Living with a Star sponsors the Heliophysics Summer 
Schools, which are administered by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs. This 
series of summer schools helps graduate students and scientists learn and 
develop the science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches 
in space from the Earth's troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from 
the formation of the solar system to the distant future.

The first three schools produced textbooks for use at universities worldwide. 
The continuation of the school program each summer will teach new generations of 
students and develop the complementary materials that support teaching of 
Heliophysics at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Summer School has two principal aims:
# Deepen the appreciation of the basic science of heliophysics for a select 
group of students as teachers take them through highly interactive seminars and 
hands-on working groups, and
# expand the newly published textbook series to include labs, problem sets and 
background material, from which heliophysics may be taught at universities 

The 2012 Heliophysics Summer School will focus on the science underlying current 
and future heliophysical missions, including but not limited to MMS, Themis, 
RBSP, IRIS, SDO, and Solar Probe Plus. After providing students with broad 
overviews of the solar atmosphere, the solar wind, the Earth’s magnetosphere, 
and ionosphere, the course will cover the basic concepts and unanswered 
questions pertaining to magnetic reconnection, shocks, plasma instabilities, 
turbulence, and heating, and the manner in which these concepts and questions 
affect our understanding of phenomena such as substorms, radiation belt and 
chromospheric dynamics, solar wind turbulence and particle heating, and 
heliospheric shocks.

The emphasis of the course will be on the quest for understanding and advancing 
heliophysical science that has inspired and motivated the missions mentioned 
above. The course will be based on lectures, laboratories, and recitations from 
world experts, and will draw material from the three textbooks Heliophysics 
I-III (http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics/science-resources-textbooks.shtml), 
published by Cambridge University Press.

Approximately 35 students will be selected through a competitive process 
organized by UCAR VSP. The school lasts for seven days, and each participant 
receives travel support for air travel, lodging and per diem costs.

Successful candidates are:
* Enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or first or second 
year postdoctoral fellow, or beginning faculty in four-year liberal arts colleges.
* Majoring in physics with an emphasis on astrophysics, geophysics, plasma 
physics, and space physics, or experienced in at least one of these areas.
* Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the 
Heliophysics website.

Candidates must apply directly through the Heliophysics website.

For any other questions, please call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail vspapply at ucar.edu

U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in this program, but the 
selected postdoctoral fellows must be hosted at a U.S. research institution. 
Appointed scientists are employees of UCAR. The two-year fellowships include a 
fixed annual salary and benefits: health & dental insurance, paid time off, paid 
holidays, mandatory participation in TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life 
insurance. A relocation allowance is provided as well as an allowance for travel 
to scientific conferences and other support costs.

NASA Living With a Star sponsors this program. The University Corporation for 
Atmospheric Research is an EO/AAE who values and encourages values and 
encourages diversity in the workplace.


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