How to Apply to the Heliophysics Summer School

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Application Deadline: Extended to 13 May, 2022


Pre-sessions will be held from 9:00 - 10:00am MDT-US on July 12, 19, and 26.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2022 Heliophysics Summer School will be held in a virtual format.
In order to minimize video conference fatigue, the daily sessions will run for approximately 4 1/2 hours each day. To accommodate maximum participation across multiple time zones the sessions will start at 7:30am (MT-US). More information will be provided as available.

Approximately 35 students will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science. 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 the 2022 Summer School.

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:

Please prepare your application in one (1) PDF document, in the order listed below.

  1. Cover letter describing interest or motivations for attending the summer school (one page limit).
  2. Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, technical reports and professional presentations.
  3. Name/contact information of your advisor. Applicants are responsible for contacting advisor to have one letter of reference sent to CPAESS by the application deadline. Tips for Referees.
  4. Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.
  5. Description of research interests and career plans (one page limit).

Application submission:

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

For further information please email

NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program