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The Riedel Family Fellowship and CIERA BoV Fellowship

CIERA Graduate Fellowships

The Riedel Family Fellowship and CIERA BoV Fellowship

CIERA Graduate Fellowships support graduate student research and training at the interface of  astrophysics with other disciplines, including data-science, computation, engineering, and adjacent scientific disciplines like chemistry and biology. Additionally, fellowship support enhances our K-12 STEM education and outreach by giving our fellows opportunities to use their scientific training to support educators and students in the Chicagoland area.

  • Graduate students in the 3rd year or beyond are eligible.
  • Fellowships are typically awarded for 1 year

CIERA currently supports two graduate Fellows each year:

Fellows may work on a wide variety of projects for their fellowship, in astrophysics and at the interface between astrophysics and other disciplines (such as data-science). For more information about the broad range of research conducted in CIERA, please visit our Research pages. See our Education & Outreach page for examples of CIERA’s K-12 STEM Education programming and resources that fellows can participate or build upon.

If you are interested in partnering with CIERA and one of our Graduate Fellows, or on a K-12 education project, please contact ciera@northwestern.edu.

CIERA Graduate Fellows
  • Newlin Weatherford (Riedel Family Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021)
  • Mike Bueno (CIERA Board of Visitors Graduate Fellow, 2020-2021)
  • Chase Kimball (Riedel Family Graduate Fellow, 2021-2022)
  • Fulya Kiroglu (CIERA Board of Visitors Graduate Fellow, 2021-2022)