ESIP Student Opportunities

The Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) is an open networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners around Earth science issues. The ESIP Federation currently seeks applicants for the ESIP Student Fellowship and the Raskin Scholarship.

ESIP Student Fellows are graduate students and postdocs interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group on current Earth science problems. Student fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities. Fellows will serve a one-year term starting from December 2015. The fellowship provides a $2000 stipend and travel support to the ESIP Federation summer and winter meetings. The application deadline is October 9, 2015.

“Being an ESIP fellow gives you access to a network of smart, talented, and dedicated people – some of whom will become your mentors, and many more will become your friends. You will quickly find that the dedication, care and concern that this organization shows for a sustainable Earth system is the same dedication, care and concern that they show for one another. And that makes this a fellowship that is not just rewarding professionally, but also personally.”

–2015 ESIP Student Fellow Nic Weber

The Raskin Scholarship is an annual award made to a current graduate student or postdoc in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. The Raskin Scholarship seeks to promote collaboration, research support and exposure for talented students working in these areas. Special attention is given to applicants demonstrating an interest in semantics, GIS, cyberinfrastructure and computing in the geosciences. The Scholarship provides a $2000 stipend and travel support to the ESIP Federation bi-annual meetings. The Raskin Scholar is also invited to give a talk covering their field of interest at the 2016 ESIP Summer Meeting. Applications are due October 15, 2015.