Cosmic Origins
Searching for answers about our universe and its origins

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21 November 2023

Call For Nominations to Serve on COPAG EC | PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT

Dear colleagues, the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is pleased to announce a call for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the Executive Committee (EC) of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, or COPAG. The call for nominations will remain open and accept rolling nominations, as NASA anticipates making several new appointments to the COPAG Executive Committee. The length of an appointment is flexible and nominally is up to a period of three years. Apply to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Executive Committee here

To answer these enduring questions, our community needs not only an ambitious and daring vision but also smart, strategic solutions to achieve the vision. As a member of the COPAG EC, you will provide NASA with expert analysis of current science priorities and technology gaps and offer solutions on how on how best to use NASA resources to advance our understanding of our Cosmic Origins.

Commitment: COPAG EC members meet virtually for one hour every two weeks and attend the COPAG splinter sessions during the AAS winter meeting every year. EC members may be asked to devote additional time for analysis activities.

Benefits: COPAG EC member benefit professionally in various ways.

  • Become a national science leader by joining the NASA mission
  • Networking with leading scientist and technologist in Astrophysics and Space Sciences
  • Learn about NASA missions and programs
  • Gain a broad perspective of Astronomy research and space technology
  • Financial support to attend AAS meetings and COR related conferences

Nominations, including self-nominations, for the COPAG EC should be submitted via the following form (preferred) or via email to Manuel Bautista ( Nominations for EC positions can only be accepted for scientists who reside at a U.S. Institution for the period of the service. There is no restriction on citizenship.

A current curriculum vita (or a link to it) and a short cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interests in serving on the COPAG are requested. In the cover letter, please indicate what specifically you (or the applicant) would like to contribute to the Cosmic Origins Program and what you (or the applicant) would like to accomplish as a member of the COPAG EC.

Nominations will be evaluated according to the above criteria by NASA HQ. Applications will remain active as selections are made on a rolling basis based on the criteria above and the needs of the COPAG. More information about the COPAG EC nominations and details thereof can be found here.

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