30 September 2020

National Osterbrock Leadership Program Proposal Deadline Extended to 23 October

Richard Fienberg

Richard Fienberg American Astronomical Society (AAS)

TheĀ National Osterbrock Leadership Program (NOLP), a new project of the AAS in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and supported by the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, aims to expand the training of graduate students in science leadership. Based on UCSC's successful Donald and Irene Osterbrock Leadership Program, NOLP will provide matching funds to establish new nodes at departments that offer graduate degrees in the astronomical sciences across the United States.

Formal leadership training of graduate students is almost nonexistent in the US, and the enthusiastic response of students to the UCSC program over the last six years has revealed its potential. NOLP's goal is to facilitate the creation of programs similar to the UCSC OLP on a national level that will have a major impact on the development of US science leadership. Representing a new dimension for any department, such a program should attract a broader, more diverse spectrum of capable students who wish to develop skills that will benefit their work in every aspect of science.

Many universities and other institutions have gotten a late start on the current academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, we are extending the proposal deadline by three weeks:

The deadline to submit proposals for NOLP nodes to the AAS is 23 October 2020.

Complete information about the program, including requirements and instructions for submitting your 2-page proposal and budget summary, is on the NOLP Announcement of Opportunity page.

NOLP Announcement of Opportunity

If you missed the June 24th informational webinar with Bob Williams and Sandy Faber, or if you attended and would like to review it, you can watch the recorded video on YouTube and/or download a PDF of the presentation slides.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the program, please email nolp@aas.org.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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