KISS Affiliates Program – Solicitation KISS Affiliates Program – Solicitation

Solicitation Release Date: 02 November 2020
Nomination Due Date: 20 November 2020

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting nominations for KISS Affiliates who will be welcomed into the cohort in January 2021.

The KISS Affiliates are an ongoing cohort of Campus graduate students and postdocs who are space exploration enthusiasts. Organized by KISS, this group meets monthly and interacts with current researchers and leaders in space-related fields.  A meal sponsored by KISS is normally associated with each event.  We continue with this tradition even though our program is currently virtual.

We intend to select one graduate student and one postdoctoral scholar from each of the EAS, GPS and PMA divisions, adding a total of 6 new KISS Affiliates to the ongoing program. We will, however, consider outstanding candidates from other divisions if a space-related candidate has been identified and nominated.

A one-page nomination by a faculty advisor is due via email to by 20 November 2020. Successful nominees will be notified by end of the fall term.

Nomination Components

  • Name of Candidate
  • Position: (Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Scholar)
  • Name of Advisor:
  • Division: (EAS, GPS, PMA or from other divisions for space-related candidates)
  • Why should this candidate be considered for the cohort (describe the passion of the candidate for space exploration)?
  • In what ways does the candidate contribute to the overall diversity of the cohort?
  • Possible or Desired Connection to JPL (if any)?
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