June 26 – July 21, 2017


The Other Worlds Laboratory (OWL) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) announces the 2017 Exoplanet Summer Program (ESP). Within the program we wish to foster new and existing research collaborations by outstanding visitors, with stays of 1 to 4 weeks.

Program: The purpose of the program is to allow visitors to generate new ideas, nurture existing research projects and collaborations, and foster new ones. There is no theme or focus area – in this fast-moving exoplanets field we want the participants to drive the discussion and work on areas they feel is most pressing and exciting.We imagine an ESP program that is modest in terms of planned activities, besides a daily coffee and seminar with active
discussion. Participants can expect access to shared offices on campus, discussion common areas, and of course immersion in Santa Cruz’s natural beauty.

Eligibility: Faculty, researchers, postdocs, and graduate students at any level are invited to apply. Funding is limited, so participant travel support will range from partial to full.

Deadlines: Applications that are received by January 15th, February 15th, and March 15th, 2017, will be reviewed on a rolling basis.