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General Program Announcements Tag Definition: External program announcements without a specific funding opportunity or meant for a specific audience are tagged as General (e.g. facility and proposal guideline updates would be tagged as General).
The K2 mission solicits comments on the fields that the repurposed Kepler spacecraft will observe during its first two years, as well as target proposals for a performance demonstration test starting in March. Deadline: 1 February 2014.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory has issued a call for membership in its International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), which provide scientific input and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the TMT partnership. Applications are welcome from all PhD scientists. Deadline: 17 January 2014.
The U.S.- and Europe-based scientific collaborations seek astrophysicists interested in signing agreements for the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave triggers. Deadline: 16 February 2014.
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 9th meeting on 4-5 January in Washington, DC, offering AAS-meeting attendees a chance to provide scientific and technical input to NASA.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP), a federation of scientific organizations to which the AAS belongs, welcomes the AMS as its newest full member.
The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) Discovery Portal provides a one-stop-shopping web interface to access data from all of MAST's supported missions, including Hubble, Kepler, and Swift.
Opportunities remain for institutions and individuals to gain access to a large "virtual observatory" that has been consistently ranked as one of the top astronomy collaborations. Deadline: February 2014.
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the AllWISE data release.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announces an open call for community white papers concerning the science goals, techniques, development areas, and overall design of the VLASS. Deadline: 1 December 2013.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory announces an open call for nominations of individuals to serve on the VLASS Science Organizing Committee. Deadline: 11 October 2013.
The science instrument payload of the James Webb Space Telescope has begun the first of three space-simulation tests in a giant thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Jim Ulvestad, director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, reviews the AAG program's FY 2013 results and looks ahead to what we can expect in FY 2014. The FY 2014 deadline for receipt of AAG proposals is 15 November 2013.
This is an open solicitation from the Science Definition Team for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope/Astrophysics Focused Telescope Asset. Deadline: 1 November 2013.
The AIP Statistical Research Center's latest publication shows that the representation of women among physics faculty members continues to grow, reaching 14% in 2010. In astronomy-only departments, women account for 19% of faculty.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy seeks applications for its Spring 2014 Internship Program from college and university students who are U.S. citizens. Deadline: 4 October 2013.
NASA's Astrophysics Division invites nominations for new Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee members. Self nominations are welcome. Deadline: 20 September.
NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group holds its 8th meeting just prior to, and at the same venue as, the upcoming DPS meeting in Denver. ExoPAG meetings offer an opportunity to discuss scientific and technical issues and to provide input to NASA.
The AIP Statistical Research Center has published two new reports that provide a detailed, department-by-department listing of Fall 2012 enrollment and 2011-12 degree data for every degree-granting physics and astronomy department in the U.S.
The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.