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2014 KASI-York Fellowship Program

2014-07-09

KASI-York Fellowship Program (KYFP) 2014

I. Introduction
KASI-York Fellowship Program is one of the joint research projects under a collaboration agreement for achieving shared goals in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and space science between Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), a national research institute of Republic of Korea dedicated to astronomy and related research, and Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, an university incorporated under The York University Act, 1965.
With the support of KASI and Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, KYFP Program is offered to prominent Korean and/or international scholars at the postdoctoral level to enhance their further research. The Program is in particular aimed at researchers in the areas of (but not limited to) space weather, payload development, astronomy and space technologies.
Each candidate expected to work equal time at each institution with a minimum of one year of his or her tenure at the York University and the remaining period at KASI.
We encourage applications from broad fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, although preference will be given to researchers with research interests common to those of KASI and York University, and particularly relevant to the following areas:
- Space weather
- Small satellite program and payload
- Planetary science and astrophysics

II. Eligibility Requirement
KASI-York Fellowship Program applicants can be of any nationality and must have obtained their PhD in Astronomy or equivalent degree in the related fields within the last four years.
Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English to prevent difficulties during their fellowship periods. Selection process will include an interview during which the candidate’s ability to converse in English will be tested. We reserve the right to request additional English proficiency testing as needed.

III. Duration of Fellowship

KASI-York Fellowship Program can be on a 1 or 2-year appointment basis, with a possible extension up to a total of 3 years, which shall be determined by an evaluation on his or her research performance before the end of the contracted period.

IV. Application Procedure

Applicants should obtain and read carefully the KASI-York Fellowship Program announcement linked in an e-file at pdf@lassonde.yorku.ca or icapadmin@kasi.re.kr. Applications should be ted by email.
All application documents must be ted by August 31, 2014, at the latest.

V. Required Documents for Application
- Curriculum vitae
- Brief summary of past research or instrumentation experience (1 pg max)
- Detailed future research plan, including objectives, purpose, methodology, content of research, research schedule and expecting research findings (3 pg max)
- Full list of publications, including detailed information for each
- A minimum of Three letters of reference
- List of potential York and KASI supervisors for the fellowship

Note that application documents should be in A4 and pdf format, and should be ted through an email appointed by KASI-York Fellowship Program.
- All documents must be type-written in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted.
- Submitted applications which are not satisfactory due to an omission of any required documents, accidentally or deliberately, will be automatically rejected.
- KASI-York Fellowship Program reserves the right to request additional documents if necessary.
- All documents received will become the property of the KASI-York Fellowship Program and will not be returned to applicants.
- All applications received will be acknowledged by KASI-York University Secretariat Office.

VI. Stipend
Annual stipend will at $60,000 Canadian Dollars depending on qualifications and experience.
All applicants should be aware of that financial support is solely for individuals and does not cover his/her dependent or family.
Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons.