How to Apply

Heliophysics Summer SchoolHeliophysics Summer School

1 - 8 August, 2017 - Boulder, CO

“Long-term solar activity and the climates of space and Earth”

Deadline: 24 February 2017

Approximately 35 students will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs. The school lasts for eight days, and each participant receives full travel support for airline tickets, lodging and per diem costs.

Application requirements:
Participation in a previous Heliophysics Summer School does not prohibit an applicant from being selected for 2017.

Successful candidates are:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or first or second year postdoctoral fellow.
  • 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.

Application materials required:

  • A cover letter briefly stating motivation for application.
  • Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, technical reports and professional presentations.
  • Name/contact information of your advisor. Applicants are responsible for contacting advisor to have one letter of reference sent to UCAR/VSP by the application deadline. Tips for Referees.
  • Graduate school transcripts.
  • One to two page statement of interest and relevance to summer school goals.

Student Applications may be sent electronically to (UCAR cannot accept *.zip files)

VSP also accepts applications mailed to:

UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs Heliophysics Summer Schools
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000

For further information, call (303) 497-1605 or e-mail

NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program