Brian Clark awarded NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
Brian Clark is completing his PhD at Ohio State and now knows where he will continue his education - at Michigan State - funded by an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral fellowship. Brian plans to continue working on the search for ultra-high energy neutrinos with the Askaryan Radio Array. He will also start work with the IceCube experiment. This award requires an outreach and education component and Brian plans to focus on the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate and research careers. The award will support Brian's research (salary and research funds) for three years.
From National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships website: NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may be taken to eligible host institutions of their choice. The program is intended to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the scientific community.
This is a significantly competitive award that is presented to less than 10% of the applicants. Congratulations Brian. Much success in the future!