When filling out the online application form, applicants are requested to choose one primary science category that best encapsulates their proposed research, and up to three secondary science categories that will provide more insight into the applicant’s proposed line of research. Applicants are also asked to supply up to three techniques that they use in their research. Applications will be read by a mix of expert and non-expert astrophysicists. The science categories and techniques are used to help select the expert reviewers.


Primary Science Category

The Primary Science Categories is important in assigning applications to a review panel.
(select one)

  • Black Holes
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxies (including Milky Way) and CGM
  • Physics and Cosmology
  • Solar System
  • Stellar Physics and Populations

Secondary Science Category

The Secondary Science Categories help in the assignment of individual reviewers.
(select up to three)

  • Accretion Disks
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Binary Stars
  • Biomarkers
  • Black Holes
  • Blazars
  • Broad Absorption Line Quasars
  • Brown Dwarfs
  • Bulges/Spheroids/Ellipticals
  • Chemical Abundances
  • Chemical Composition
  • Chemical Evolution
  • Circumgalactic Medium
  • Circumstellar/Debris Disks
  • Color-Magnitude Diagrams
  • Compact Objects
  • Cooling Flows
  • Cool Stars
  • Cosmic Infrared Background
  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Cosmology
  • Damped Lyman-alpha Absorption
  • Dark Energy
  • Dark Matter
  • Diffuse Emission
  • Distance Ladder
  • Dust
  • Dwarf Galaxies
  • Eclipsing Binaries
  • Elliptical Galaxies
  • Eruptive Binary Systems
  • Emission-line Galaxies
  • Evolved Stars
  • Exomoons
  • Exoplanet Atmospheres: Giant Planets
  • Exoplanet Atmospheres: Rocky Planets
  • Exoplanet Demographics
  • Exoplanet Formation
  • Exoplanet Host Stars
  • Exoplanet Internal Structure
  • Extragalactic Background Light
  • Feedback
  • Galactic Center
  • Galactic Structure
  • Galaxy Clusters
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Galaxy Groups
  • Galaxy Winds/Outflows
  • Gamma-ray Bursts
  • Giant Planets
  • Globular Clusters
  • Gravitational Lensing
  • Gravitational Physics
  • Gravitational Waves
  • HII Regions
  • High Energy Processes
  • High Mass Stars
  • High-z Galaxies
  • Host Galaxies
  • Hot Stars
  • Interacting/Merging Galaxies
  • Intergalactic Medium
  • Intermediate-z Galaxies
  • Interstellar Medium
  • IR-luminous Galaxies
  • Irregular Galaxies
  • Jets
  • Local Group Galaxies
  • Low Mass Stars
  • Lyman-alpha Forest
  • Magellanic Clouds
  • Main Sequence Stars
  • Mass Transfer Binaries
  • Molecular Clouds
  • Nearby Galaxies
  • Neutron Stars/Pulsars
  • Novae
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Planetary Nebulae
  • Planetary Nebulae Central Stars
  • Pre-main Sequence Stars
  • Proto-planetary disks
  • Quasi Stellar Objects
  • Radiative Transfer
  • Radio Galaxies
  • Scaling Relations
  • Seyfert Galaxies
  • Spectral Energy Distributions
  • Spiral Galaxies
  • Star Counts
  • Star Clusters
  • Star Formation
  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Stellar Activity
  • Stellar Atmospheres
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Stellar Populations
  • Stellar Winds
  • Structure and Morphology
  • Supernovae
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Tidal Disruption Events
  • Transients
  • Transits
  • ULIRGS/LIRGS/HLIRGS
  • Variable Stars
  • White Dwarfs
  • Young Stellar Objects
  • X-ray Binaries
  • Zodiacal Dust

Techniques

The Techniques categories help in the assignment of individual reviewers.
(select up to three)

  • Astrometry
  • Coronagraphy
  • Data Analysis/Mining/Reduction
  • Instrumentation
  • Interferometry
  • Laboratory Astrophysics
  • Microlensing
  • Observation: Optical/Infrared
  • Observation: Radio/submm
  • Observation: UV/X-ray/Gamma ray
  • Orbital Dynamics
  • Photometry
  • Radial Velocity
  • Simulations/Models
  • Spectroscopy
  • Statistics
  • Surveys
  • Theory
  • Transit Timing
  • Variability
 
 
 
 

Last updated: August 16, 2017