How do I apply?
Applications are accepted online
through our website.
Can I print the
application form and mail it?
If you are unable to use the online
application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
How do I register
Go to the Fellowship Application Login
page. Select "Update Account" then
"Register". On the Registration page,
enter your full email address and a
password of your choice. Repeat the
password for verification and select
When is the
The deadline is displayed on the ITAMP
front page. A link will be provided for
the 2014 ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellowship
advertisement. The deadline for all
application material is Nov. 4, 2013.
It is the applicant's responsibility to
ensure that all materials, including
letters of recommendation, are received by
the deadline. Incomplete applications --
and/or applications received after the
deadline -- will not be considered.
When will an offer
be made for theFellowships?
If you are not selected, you will be
notified in late January via email.
Are there any
requirements I must meet in order to
Applicants are expected to pursue research
programs of their own conception and
design, and they should state clearly why
they believe that their professional goals
would be furthered through research
opportunities at ITAMP. Applicants are
expected to demonstrate their capability
for original research through first-author
refereed publications in major scientific
What type of visa
will the ITAMP (through the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory) issue me if I
The Fellowship is considered a non-service
fellowship. It is not an employment
position. Therefore, only J-1 visas are
issued to international exchange scholars.
How should letters
of recommendation be submitted?
Letters of reference should be submitted
by three "referees" familiar with your
scientific abilities and must be received
by the application deadline, December 2,
17:00 GMT. The name and email of each
referee must be supplied in the
application form. A message is emailed to
each referee, which provides a unique URL.
The referee uses that URL to upload the
letter. Once the letter has been uploaded,
the applicant will see "Complete" when
checking the appropriate area of the
application status page.
What format is
required for uploading files?
Files should be in pdf format. If this is
not possible, postscript or plain text is
How do I submit my
Your complete application is submitted
Can I edit my
Yes, you can access the application as
many times as you want until the deadline.
After entering the new information, click
on the "Save" button. You can enter more
information or edit existing information
each time. You can upload new files to
replace existing ones until the deadline.
If my password does
not work, what should I do?
On the "Fellowship Application: Login"
page select "Reset Password" and a new
password will be emailed to you if you
have already successfully registered.
How will I know if
all my application materials have been
After logging in to the application,
select "View Application Status" to check
what remains incomplete in your
application. In addition, when viewing
your application online, you can check
previously uploaded files by clicking on
the numbered button provided.
What should I do
if I notice an error in my application
after I submit it?
Until the deadline, you can access the
application to make corrections, including
uploading new versions of the pdf files.
What if I decide
to withdraw my application?
If you want to withdraw your application,
send email to email@example.com
stating your full name and which
fellowship application you wish to
What if I have other
Please send an email inquiry to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.