NAC Alum

NAC Alum! Lyndele, CORE, and the rest of the ODI team are here to support your progress through coursework to career. This page will be landing site for useful resources– from poster printing, to study programs, and to job opportunities.

NAC Alum Support from ODI

Travel Grants Available

Travel grants available! If you need financial assistance in order to be able to participate in an otherwise unsupported invited opportunity (invited presentation, observing visits, etc.), send a proposal to odi@nrao.edu, with the following information:

  • Overview of purpose of trip
  • Information about the invitation (from whom, dates, location, etc.)
  • How this travel will enhance your research and/or your academic career
  • Are you willing to represent the NAC in some capacity at the meeting (how might you do so)?
  • Expected outcomes (e.g., paper, collaboration)
  • Budget (please provide enough detail for the reviewers to determine reasonableness of cost estimates)
  • Do you have support from other sources? Are you applying to other sources for funding?

NRAO-ODI-Funding Support

NAC alums may request student memberships in the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) or SACNAS.

If you need financial assistance in order to be able to participate in a professional meeting, send a proposal to odi@nrao.edu, with the following information:

  • Name of meeting
  • Link to meeting registration
  • Cost
  • How this meeting will enhance your research and/or your academic career
  • Are you willing to represent the NAC in some capacity at the meeting (how might you do so, if applicable)?
  • Expected outcomes (e.g., paper, collaboration, increased knowledge)
  • Do you have support from other sources? Are you applying to other sources for funding?

GRE Fee Support

NAC Alums may request reimbursement of the cost of the Physics GRE, along with score transfer fees to a maximum of 4 schools. Limited funding is available, so please request this benefit as soon as you can before taking the GRE or transferring scores.

  • Option #1: If you have the ability to pay the fees, pending reimbursement (within a week or two), please send receipts to odi@nrao.edu
  • Option #2: If you are unable to cover the fees initially, contact Lyndele to arrange a time to apply online together so that NRAO can pay the fee(s) via credit card.

Fee Waivers for Grad School

When you are applying for grad school, make sure to access this page for how to get fee waivers for your application process. https://public.nrao.edu/odi/nac/nac-alum/fee-waivers-for-grad-school/

Support and Resources from Partner/Other Agencies

Graduate School Resources

GradSchoolShopper from theĀ  American Institute of Physics (AIP) provides graduate school resources here: https://www.gradschoolshopper.com/gradschool/

Useful and important information on the website includes:

Bridge Program from American Physical Society

The APS Bridge Program is a post-baccalaureate program lasting one to two years that provides students with research experience, advanced coursework, and coaching to prepare them for a graduate school application. http://www.apsbridgeprogram.org/

Jobs Boards

Associated Universities, Inc jobs board for NRAO siteĀ  http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/jobs

STSCI job opportunities https://www.stsci.edu/opportunities