TGF Fellowship Application Procedure

Applications for the TGF Fellowship 2024 are herewith invited.

Application link:

Applications should contain:

  1. the applicant’s full name, address, email address and current institute address;
  2. the applicant’s curriculum vitae and list of publications;
  3. the applicant’s research project to be carried out at the desired host institute (length: up to 5 pages of text in Times 12 or equivalent font; with up to 4 figures);
  4. the starting date and period during which the desired stipend will be used by the applicant at the host institute; in principle this period should be 1 year, up to 2 years at most;
  5. a draft budget for the use of the desired stipend by the applicant at the host institute (e.g., travel expenses, publications, invitations, etc.);
  6. a letter of appointment to a postdoc position from the director of the desired host institute, with particular attention to salary issues (salary amount, overheads, etc., to be covered by the host institute);
  7. the full name, address and email address of 3 referees in the same field of work, who do not necessarily know the applicant in person but are familiar with the applicant's scientific work and prospects for a scientific career; these referees will be contacted directly by the jury.

Note:  2 reference letters from people who have worked or collaborated with the applicant at some stage of the applicant’s career must be uploaded directly by the reference persons themselves, keeping in mind the application deadline. After submission of an application, the applicant will receive a link to distribute to these reference persons. After submission of these 2 letters, they will automatically be linked to the applicants' submitted application and will be considered complete.

Deadline: the complete applications for the TGF Fellowship should be uploaded no later than March 1 2024. Applications received after that date or incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to give your references time to complete their letters of reference, please be sure to submit the application before the deadline. Please note that this deadline ends at 11:59 PM in the IAU office in Paris, France (GMT+1). Queries should be addressed to

Applicants will be notified by the IAU General Secretary of the outcome of the selection before 31 May 2024. The name of the selected TGF Fellow 2024 and that of the host institute will be announced on the IAU website.