KISS Affiliates Program – Solicitation KISS Affiliates Program – Solicitation

Solicitation Release Date: 15 October 2018
Nomination Due Date: 30 November 2018 - Deadline Extended

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting nominations for KISS Affiliates who will begin their tenure in January 2019. They will continue to be KISS Affiliates for the remainder of their time at Caltech.

KISS Affiliates are an ongoing cohort of Campus graduate students and postdocs who are space exploration enthusiasts. Organized by KISS, this group meets monthly and interacts with current researchers and leaders in space-related fields.  A meal sponsored by KISS is normally associated with each event.

We intend to select one graduate student and one postdoctoral scholar from each of the EAS, GPS and PMA divisions, adding a total of 6 new KISS Affiliates to the ongoing program.

A one page nomination by a faculty advisor is due via email to on 05 November 2018. Successful nominees will be notified by end of the fall term.

Nomination Components

  • Name of Candidate
  • Position: (Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Scholar)
  • Name of Advisor:
  • Division: (EAS, GPS or PMA)
  • Why should this candidate be considered for the cohort (describe the passion of the candidate for space exploration)?
  • In what ways does the candidate contribute to the diversity of the cohort?
  • Possible or Desired Connection to JPL (if any)?
Submit Nomination