Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year


Become an Earth and Planets Laboratory Visiting Fellow


The goal of this program is to bring distinguished researchers from around the globe to the Earth and Planets Laboratory to enhance our intellectual environment and research activity through collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship.

Awards will be made based on brief research statements from staff-sponsored applicants as selected by a small panel and are made for a duration of 2 weeks up to 3 months. Visitors receive local accommodation and travel costs and a desk in a shared visitor space.



  • Between two weeks and three months in duration
  • All applicants require a staff sponsor
  • The host/applicant submit a short research statement justifying the visit
  • Carnegie pays for travel and accommodation for the visitor
Lab Notebook

Criteria for award

  • Quality of the submitted research statement
  • Potential research opportunities and synergies
  • Engagement with the widest range of staff and postdoctoral researchers
  • Likelihood of significant outcomes (research project, joint proposal, publications)
  • Contribution to the lab’s international research profile
  • International standing of the proposed visitor
Laura Kramer Postdoc Workshop May 2018

Conditions of award

  • Award holders are given the title Earth and Planets Laboratory Visiting Fellow during their stay
  • Carnegie would be grateful for its logo to be included in all publicity where possible.
  • Awards are provided on the basis of a single continuous visit
  • All insurance and visa requirements are the responsibility of the Visitor
  • Fellows are expected to give one Earth and Planets Laboratory Seminar and one specialist lecture/workshop/masterclass in the visitor’s area of specialty
Merle A. Tuve

Tuve Fellows

A part of the Global Visitors Program, the Tuve Senior Fellowship started in 1996 in honor of the late Merle A. Tuve, who served as the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism's director from 1946-1966.

Among his many scientific accomplishments, Tuve supervised the development of the proximity fuze during World War Two and the design of a pressurized Van de Graaff generator, which achieved energies above 4 MeV. In 1942, he served as the founding Director of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Chosen at the discretion of the director of the Earth and Planets Laboratory, recipients of the Tuve Fellowship are provided housing support and resources during visits to the Earth and Planets Laboratory to work on problems of mutual interest with current staff members. Support for the fellowship program derives from the initial gift of former staff scientist and Acting Director Tom Aldrich with donations from several notable alumni and, most recently, gifts in memory of Erik Hauri.

Each Tuve Fellow presents their findings in a culminating lecture as a part of the Tuve Lecture Series.