NASA's Mars InSight Lander's "InSight Seers" Meeting Observers program is intended to expose early career scientists to the experience of working on a planetary mission science team. We will invite a select number of graduate students and early career scientists to observe - in person - our next in-person mission science team meeting, taking place from March 20-24 in Huntsville, Alabama. They will also be paired with a mentor from the science team and will have the opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with their mentor, as well as being able to present their research interests to, and interact with, the full science team. Funding is available for a limited number of US and UK applicants. Other applicants are welcome, but would need to find their own competitively-sourced research funding (i.e., not from savings/family but from a university, supervisor, etc.). Applicants must NOT require a new visa for travel to the US.
The aim of this program is primarily to engage those who aren't currently working on a planetary mission (or even working in planetary science), but who could learn from / contribute to / engage with the research associated with the InSight mission (which varies from seismology and geophysics to atmospheric science and aeolian geology), and also to increase diversity in planetary science.
Unfortunately, the deadline for applying is very soon (11:59pm PST this Friday, 17 February).
However, the application is very straightforward and can be found online here:
All the best,
Dr. Claire E. Newman [she/her]
Senior Research Scientist at Aeolis Research