Geophysical Lab Visiting Fellowships

The goal of this program is to bring distinguished researchers from around the globe to the Geophysical Lab in order to enhance our intellectual environment and research activity through collaboration, scholarship and fellowship. Awards will be made on the basis of brief research statements from staff-sponsored applicants as selected by a small panel, and are made for durations of 2 weeks to 3 months. Visitors receive local accommodation and travel costs and a desk in a shared visitor space.

Geophysical Lab Visiting Fellowship Application

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.


  • Between two weeks and three months in duration
  • All applicants require a staff sponsor
  • The host/applicant submit a short research statement justifying the visit
  • Carnegie pays for travel and accommodation for the visitor

Criteria for award

  • Quality of the submitted research statement
  • Potential research opportunities and synergies
  • Engagement with the widest range of staff and postdoctoral researchers
  • Likelihood of significant outcomes (research project, joint proposal, publications)
  • Contribution to the lab’s international research profile
  • International standing of the proposed visitor

Conditions of award

  • Award holders are given the title Geophysical Laboratory Visiting Fellow during their stay
  • Carnegie/GL would be grateful for its logo to be included in all publicity where possible.
  • Awards are provided on the basis of a single continuous visit
  • All insurance and visa requirements are the responsibility of the Visitor
  • Fellows are expected to give one Geophysical Lab Seminar and one specialist lecture/workshop/masterclass in the visitor’s area of specialty