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XMM-Newton-NEWS #271, 06-Sep-2023XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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- ESA Research Fellowships in Space Sciences
- ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
- Call for sessions at the EAS 2024 meeting
- Reminder: deadline for AO23 Proposal Submission
ESA Research Fellowships in Space Sciences
We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the call for European Space Agency's Research Fellowships in Space Science.
The deadline for applications is
ESA's postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early-career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to Space Science, Space Applications or Space Technology.
Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA's endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe, and cover the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics.
Approximately 13 ESA Fellowships in Space Science will be offered this year. The fellowships can be taken at ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands) or STScI (USA). Appointments are for a maximum of three years. The initial project is for two years. An extension for a third year requires a dedicated proposal and is very frequently granted.
Research Fellows in Space Science spend their time on their independent scientific research and can choose to spend up to 20% of the time on scientific activities in support of ESA science-related activities (e.g., archive/data science, citizen science, operations, calibration, communication). Research Fellows have no teaching obligations, but do have various opportunities to supervise undergraduate or masters-level student trainees.
More information on the Research Fellowship programme and on how to apply can be found at
ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
To increase the scientific return from its Space Science missions, the European Space Agency welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives.
The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by and for PhD students are also welcome.
Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits, depending on the complexity of the research project. The research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.
The next deadline for applications is
For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to
or write to the programme coordinators.
Call for sessions at the EAS 2024 meeting
The next European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting will take place in Padova, Italy, on 1-5 July 2024.
Scientist interested in organising a Symposium, a Special Session, or a Lunch Session are invited to submit their proposals via the on-line form by
Reminder: deadline for AO23 Proposal Submission
We take this opportunity to remind that the deadline for XMM-Newton AO23 proposal submission is
Phase I Proposal Submission System (XIPS) is available at
The detailed schedule of milestones, the required software tools and the documentation can be found at