The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Foundation for Earth Sciences supports visiting scholars and resident scientists at the La Jolla branch of the University of California's multi-campus Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP). Established with a gift from the late Cecil Green in 1971, the Green Foundation holds an endowment managed by the UCSD-IGPP Director and overseen by an independent Board of Directors. A selection committee comprised of IGPP faculty screens nominees and applicants for both the Green Scholar and the Miles Fellowship. The scholarship funds come from the income that the Foundation receives on its capital. Being an independent entity, the Foundation has some flexibility in how funds are earmarked within the University of California guidelines. In addition to funding visiting scholars, the selection committee considers requests from IGPP scientists for funds to support research via purchase of equipment or construction of facilities. Such awards are usually directed as seed money for new projects or for equipment that is difficult to obtain via traditional extramural funding sources.
Applications for Postdoctoral Green Scholar opened September 5, 2017; the Miles Fellowship will next be advertised in early 2018. Use Scholarships link at right for more information about these positions.