The Objective: To provide training to graduate students from developing countries in established laboratories of solar-terrestrial physics for periods of 1 to 3 months.
Funding: SCOSTEP will provide the airfare, while the hosting lab will provide living expenses (lodging, meals, ground transportation, visa fees and other incidentals). Trainees should have their own health insurance or arrange a provision with the host institution.
Frequency: At least four scholars each year with proposed research relevant to SCOSTEP PRESTO themes. The trainees will be selected on a competitive basis.
Eligibility: This program is open to applicants from all countries but with an emphasis on applicants from developing countries. The program is open to Masters and PhD students with the requirement that the recipient has not received a PhD at the time of application to the program.
This very successful program was launched in January 2015. More labs have come forward to host SVS awardees.
Application Procedure: Please download this document for complete information on the SVS application program.