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Call for Applications

Applications for ACCESS XVI must be completed online using the link below. Applications and all supporting material (including letter of recommendation) must be submitted by March 31, 2021. Applicants will be notified in May 2021 whether or not they will be invited to participate in ACCESS XVI.

Application submission for ACCESS XVI is now closed.


Applications for the Sixteenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, ACCESS XVI, are being accepted through March 31, 2021. ACCESS is convened every other year since 1991 in conjunction with the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Atmospheric Chemistry. Although the GRC will not be convened this year, plans are to have an in-person ACCESS meeting. Details will be forthcoming.

The purpose of ACCESS is to bring together young researchers in atmospheric chemistry and representatives of the principal federal government agencies that fund atmospheric chemistry research to engage in scientific discussion and interaction. The meetings will forge future professional relationships, and the entire atmospheric science community will benefit by becoming more aware of innovations in atmospheric chemistry through presentations by ACCESS participants and through these interactions.

To be eligible to participate in ACCESS, an applicant must have received a doctorate from an accredited university after September 1, 2018, or the applicant’s main thesis advisor must certify that in all probability the applicant will have received a doctorate by August 31, 2021. 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.

Attendance at ACCESS is limited to 25 participants, who are selected by a committee based on the significance and achievement of the applicant’s thesis or postdoctoral research, the application, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s primary thesis advisor or postdoctoral advisor. Participation in ACCESS is highly competitive, as there are typically nearly 100 candidates, coming from the most prestigious institutions in the US and abroad. There are no nationality requirements regarding participation.


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Important Dates

January 29, 2021 Application submission opens
March 31, 2021 Deadline to submit an application
May 17, 2021 Notification of acceptance (by e-mail)
To be determined Registration opens for accepted participants
To be determined Registration closes

Colloquium Information

For Additional Information

Please Contact:
Ernie R. Lewis, ACCESS Chair
Environmental & Climate Sciences Dept.
Building 815E
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973-5000