Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship


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Support early-career scientists

Lowell Observatory has established the Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in 2022. The purpose of this fellowship is to attract and support early-career scientists to pursue independent research of their choosing. The program will support four new PhD recipients and bring some of the brightest minds to the Lowell Observatory science research team. We will award the first prize in 2022 and add a one per year until we reach four recipients. We will provide enriching research opportunities for scientists coming out of graduate programs in astrophysics, planetary science, and astronomical instrumentation design.

The recipients of this fellowship will have access to the full range of resources at Lowell Observatory:

  • 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope
  • Navy Precision Optical Interferometer
  • Several 1-meter class telescopes
  • Astrophysical Materials Lab at Northern Arizona University
  • Lowell’s instrumentation and engineering resources.

The Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships will last four years, providing competitive salary, benefits, research funding, and travel for the recipients. Total cost per fellowship will be $120,000 per year.

Postdoctoral fellowship

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Your gift could help attract some of the brightest minds to the Lowell Observatory science research team.

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The fastest and most secure way to give your gift for the Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship is right here through our website. Use the form linked below to give a one-time gift or one that recurs monthly, quarterly or yearly. You can even use the comment box if you would like to make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one.

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You can also mail a check made payable to Lowell Observatory. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift, and send it to:

Lowell Observatory
ATTN: Rachel Edelstein
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001