Call for Johannes Geiss Fellowship 2022

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship (JGF).

The fellowship was established in 2015 to attract internationally renowned scientists who will make a demonstrable contribution to the ISSI mission by pursuing ambitious independent research. With this fellowship ISSI honors the memory of Johannes Geiss for his contributions to the space sciences in general, and for laying the foundation for ISSI in particular.

The Johannes Geiss Fellow is expected to participate in ISSI activities and to collaborate with ISSI’s scientific staff and visitors, as well as with research institutes in Switzerland and neighboring countries. The Johannes Geiss Fellow is invited to give public lectures in close collaboration with the Pro ISSI Association. Applications related to space and solar physics, solar system science, astrobiology, astronomy & astrophysics, cosmology, as well as Earth sciences from space are welcome.

The JGF provides a generous stipend covering travel costs and living expenses for a stay at ISSI Bern of up to 6 months. ISSI can host fellows either for a single extended visit (e.g. during a sabbatical) or for several shorter-duration stays.

The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should comprise a cover letter (max. 1 page), a brief outline of the research planned while at ISSI and possible collaborations with Swiss and/or other institutions (max. 3 pages), a curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages), a list of the 10 most relevant publications, and a declaration of availability for outreach activities.

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 31, 2022, through the online submission form at The final selection will be communicated no later than March 1st, 2022. The earliest possible starting date for the 2022 JGF is April 2022.

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Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Tilman Spohn (