What happens after the application has been received?

Inquiries regarding the application process can be sent at any time to the fellowship coordinators.

Within 5-6 weeks, candidates considered for interview will be contacted to produce a video recording following pre-formulated questions. The concept is explained under https://www.sonru.com/ Some tips how to produce this video can be found here.

About 2-3 weeks later, candidates selected for a personal interview - taking place January 14/15 2020 at ESTEC and January 20/21 2020 at ESAC - will be notified. In addition to the interview, candidates are asked to give a short talk (15 min + 5 min for questions) to present their current and proposed research programme at a jamboree open to the whole science faculty.

During their visit, normally lasting two days, candidates are encouraged to interact with other fellows and staff members, to familiarise themselves with the ESA science faculty.

Successful candidates will be notified within 2-3 weeks of the conclusion of the interviews and normally fellowships commence in the autumn (September/October).