23 January 2020

NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee Nominations Due 31 March

This post is adapted from a community announcement on the NASA website:

The Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate invites nominations for service on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) that advises the Astrophysics Division Director.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are sought for consideration to fill vacancies on the APAC. There will be member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. Nominees will only be contacted should a vacancy be available and it is judged that their area(s) of expertise is appropriate for that specific vacancy. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on these committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions in a relevant subject area. NASA is committed to ensuring that the membership of the APAC draws from the diversity of the entire US astrophysics community.

APAC members must be US citizens or permanent residents in the US, and must be working at a US institution. All member appointments are non-compensated. However, NASA does cover travel and per diem expenses for all member appointments.

The deadline for NASA receipt of all nominations is 31 March.

To be considered by NASA, nomination and self-nomination packages must be sent to NASA as an email. The following information is required to be included as part of each nomination package: (1) A cover email with subject line, "APAC: nomination"; (2) a professional resume (one-page maximum, included as an attachment); and, (3) a professional biography (one-page maximum; included as an attachment) that includes experience and contributions relevant to NASA subject areas. All nomination or self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA at apac-execsec@hq.nasa.gov; hard-copy nominations will not be accepted. Note: nomination packages that do not include the three (3) mandatory elements listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA.