Upon Arrival
 
 Division Administrators and Staff Assistants

It is critical for all new fellowship recipients to set up an appointment with their Division Administrators and or Staff Assistants upon arrival. These individuals can direct you to your office as well as the appropriate personnel to get you started at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA). Additionally, they may have you complete any remaining paperwork. A list of Administrators that work closely with fellowship recipients is further below.

The Smithsonian (SI) Academic Appointment Handbook

The reference material below is produced by the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and provides information to fellowship holders in Washington, D.C. Please note, some information may not be applicable to fellows at the Smithsonian Astrophysical (SAO) Observatory. Consequently, it is important to check with the Fellowship Program Coordinator or your Division Administrator about any differences.

  • SI Academic Appointment Handbook
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the SI Academic Appointment Handbook
  • Fellowship Program Coordinator

    During your first week at the CfA, it is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment with the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Christine Crowley (Email: ccrowley@cfa.harvard.edu) to review stipend, insurance, and tax information related to your award.

    The First Week

    The following checklists (by category of visitor) provide an outline of tasks to complete in your first few days at the CfA.

    United States Citizen

    United States Citizens for Tax Purposes Only
    Definition: Long-term international visitors who do not qualify for a tax treaty
    but have been in the United States for several years.

    Long-term International Visitors with a Tax Treaty
    Definition: Fellows who will be in residence at the CfA for more then one year.
    Countries with tax treaties include: Spain, France, China, Germany, Russia.

    Long-term International Visitors without a Tax Treaty
    Definition: Fellows who will be in residence at the CfA for more then one year.
    Countries without tax treaties include: United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, India.

    Short-term International Visitors with a Tax Treaty
    Definition: Fellows who will be in residence at the CfA for less then one year.
    Countries with tax treaties include: Portugal, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Venezuela.

    Short-term International Visitors without a Tax Treaty
    Definition: Fellows who will be in residence at the CfA for less then one year.
    Countries without tax treaties include: Brazil, Greece, Ireland, Hungary.

    Short List of Division Administrators and Coordinators

    Charlene Lemnios, Atomic and Molecular Physics Division
    Email: clemnios@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 496-7819

    Almin Sutton-Berkeley, High Energy Division
    Email: asutton-berkeley@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-496-4784

    Donna Wyatt, High Energy Division
    Email: dwyatt@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-495-7258

    Sue Demski-Hamelin, Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division
    Email: sdemski-hamelin@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-495-7320

    Tina Arabadjis, OIR/IR Project
    Email: carabadjis@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-496-7528

    Muriel Hodges, Radio and Geoastronomy Division
    Email: mhodges@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-496-7617

    Margaret Simonini, Submillimeter Array Project
    Email: msimonini@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-496-7650

    Beth Kim, Solar, Stellar, & Planetary Division
    Email: bkim@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-495-7280

    Debra Nickerson, Solar, Stellar, & Planetary Division
    Email: dnickerson@cfa.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-496-7703

     
     

    Paula Teixeira