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ACCESS XVII Application



The application for ACCESS XVII will request the following information from the applicant:

  • personal and contact information (including email and phone valid through May, 2023);
  • contact information for the person writing the applicant’s Letter of Recommendation;
  • information on the applicant’s thesis and (if applicable) postdoctoral research;
  • curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum);
  • abstract (500-word limit) of the applicant’s thesis or postdoctoral research; and
  • a description (500-word limit) of the applicant’s long-range career goals.

Screen shots of the following webpages that request this information can be downloaded here to assist the applicant.

The CV should include publications, presentations, experiences, honors, awards, and activities that justify consideration of the applicant as a participant in, and contributor to, ACCESS XVII.

To be eligible to participate in ACCESS XVII, the applicant must have received a doctorate from an accredited university after September 1, 2020, or the applicant’s primary thesis advisor must provide certification in their Letter of Recommendation that in all probability the applicant will have received a doctorate by August 31, 2023. The applicant's thesis or postdoctoral research must be in the field of atmospheric chemistry. To further the goals and intent of ACCESS, primary consideration will be given to those applicants who will be in a postdoctoral position (or equivalent career stage) over those who have, or will have by the time of the ACCESS colloquium, secured a faculty position or a position as a permanent research scientist. There are no nationality requirements regarding participation.

After the applicant has submitted his/her application, an email will be sent to the applicant with information on the Letter of Recommendation. This request for a Letter of Recommendation must be emailed by the applicant to the person writing this letter based on information provided in the application (only one Letter of Recommendation is allowed). This person must submit their Letter of Recommendation using a link provided in the request. The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by March 15, 2023. It is recommended that the applicant plan accordingly and remind the person writing the letter of this date.

For current graduate students, this letter must be written by the student’s primary thesis advisor, and this person should certify in his/her recommendation letter that in all probability the applicant will have received a Ph.D. by August 31, 2023. For an applicant who has already been awarded a Ph.D., the letter should be written by his/her current supervisor, unless the applicant has only recently moved to his/her current position (in which case the letter can be from the applicant’s primary thesis advisor).

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that he/she has permission to attend ACCESS XVII and the Gordon Research Conference in Atmospheric Chemistry if selected to participate in ACCESS.

Applications must be completed online using the form on the following pages. Applications and Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by March 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified in early May, 2023 whether or not they will be invited to participate in ACCESS XVII.

For questions, please contact Ernie R. Lewis, ACCESS Chair,, 631-344-7406.

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