Global Visitors Fellowship Program

The goal of this program is to bring distinguished researchers from around the globe to the Earth and Planets Laboratory in order to enhance our intellectual environment and research activity through collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship. Awards will be made on the basis of brief research statements from staff-sponsored applicants as selected by a small panel, and are made for duration of 2 weeks to 3 months. Visitors receive local accommodation and travel costs and a desk in a shared visitor space.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.


  • 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

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

Conditions of award

  • Award holders are given the title Earth and Planets Laboratory Visiting Fellow during their stay
  • Carnegie/GL 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