Issue 18-36, September 1, 2018
- OPEN POSITIONS AT NASA HEADQUARTERS: PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION DIRECTOR AND NASA’S DEPUTY CHIEF SCIENTIST
- EXOPLANET SCIENCE STRATEGY: PUBLIC BRIEFING AND WEBCAST ON 9/5/18
- OPENINGS ON THE DPS PROFESSIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE SUBCOMMITTEE
- REMINDER: DPS DEPENDENT CARE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF DPS WORKSHOP ON PROPOSAL WRITING
- COMMUNITY WHITE PAPER ON THE CASE FOR PLUTO FOLLOW ON MISSIONS
OPEN POSITIONS AT NASA HEADQUARTERS: PLANETARY SCIENCE
DIVISION DIRECTOR AND NASA’S DEPUTY CHIEF SCIENTIST
From: James L. Green, NASA Chief Scientist
NASA is now advertising for the Director of the Planetary Science
Division in the Science Mission Directorate. The Director is
responsible for overseeing the science content and execution of
planetary program missions and activities. To find a detailed
description of this position and additional information on
qualifications and application procedures, please click on the USAjobs
In addition, NASA is now advertising for the Deputy Chief Scientist
in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The OCS represents all of
the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with
and fulfill the administration’s science objectives. The OCS advises
the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science
programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related Investments.
To find a detailed description of this position and additional
information on qualifications and application procedures, please click
on the USAjobs link below:
The vitality of our science programs begins with the best people
working at NASA Headquarters, so please take a moment to think about
the future of the field and your role in making great things happen
for the science community. I encourage you to apply to these fabulous
EXOPLANET SCIENCE STRATEGY: PUBLIC BRIEFING AND WEBCAST ON 9/5/18
Is our solar system a cosmic rarity or a galactic commonplace? How do
Earth-like planets form and what determines if they are habitable? Is there
life on other worlds? At the request of NASA and Congress, the National
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed a committee
to develop a science strategy for the study of extrasolar planets and survey
the status of the field in preparation for the next decadal survey. In this public
briefing, study committee members will discuss their findings and
recommendations and take questions from the audience.
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 1-2pm EDT
Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20418
For more information and to register to attend go to : http://exoplanetscience.eventbrite.com
OPENINGS ON THE DPS PROFESSIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE SUBCOMMITTEE
The DPS Professional Culture and Climate Subcommittee (PCCS) is soliciting
for new members to start at the 2018 DPS meetings. The PCCS’s mission is
“To consider and recommend actions that the DPS Committee can take to
promote a broadly inclusive professional community characterized by respect,
honesty, and trust, so that people of diverse backgrounds are – and perceive
themselves to be – safe, welcome and enabled”
The typically time commitment involves every other week telecons.
If interested, please contact Julie Rathbun (rathbun@psi) by September 14th.
REMINDER: DPS DEPENDENT CARE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
The DPS’s Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund provides financial
assistance to qualifying members in order to facilitate their meeting attendance
by offsetting costs for child care, elder care, spousal care, etc. at the meeting
location or at home during the DPS conference.
The deadline for applications is September 15, 2018!
Apply through the link from the DPS Meeting home page, or here
Mark Gurwell, DPS Professional Development Subcommittee member
ANNOUNCEMENT OF DPS WORKSHOP ON PROPOSAL WRITING
The success of scientists depends upon their ability to obtain funding.
Using Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)
from NASA as a primary example, this workshop will focus on teaching
the audience key points to writing a successful proposal.
Topics to be covered include:
8:00-8:15- General introduction and welcome
8:15-9:15- Proposal lifecycle, guidance on writing for specific audiences, compliance checklist
9:30-10:30- Evaluation criteria, the review process, programmatic balance, debriefs and appeals,
and making changes to address review concerns
10:30-11:00- General wrap up and group Q&A
11:00-11:30- One-on-One Q&A as needed.
Proposal Writing Workshops help early career scientists, as well as
those looking to improve their previous proposal performance. As a
result of this session, participants will be able to understand the
proposal writing, reviewing, and selection process for federally funded
proposals, as well as help those who have previously submitted proposals
improve their performance. The workshop will be done in a format that
allows for a great deal of audience participation.
The workshop will be Friday, October 26th from 8:00-11:30 AM in room
301B. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the link below by October
15th to ensure they receive all handouts and supplies, however, last minute
additions will be welcomed so long as space remains in the room.
Participants are encouraged to bring along previous proposal materials
and reviews to go through within the group or for one-on-one Q&A
during the workshop. Please contact Dr. Christina Richey
after 9/18) with any questions.
Link for signing up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MF3YQNR
Acknowledgments: We greatly appreciate support for this (and other
upcoming workshops) from the NASA TWSC Program.
COMMUNITY WHITE PAPER ON THE CASE FOR PLUTO FOLLOW ON MISSIONS
A community White Paper on the case for Pluto follow on missions, and most
particularly a Pluto orbiter, is now available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.07446
We welcome additional signatories; please reach out to Stuart Robbins
Thank you for your support of the continued exploration of Pluto!
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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