The Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy was formed in 2017 to create a community fostering the exchange of ideas and gaining access to senior members of the field, this fellowship provides up to $375,000 of support for independent research over three years, mentorship by an established faculty member, and annual summits to develop networks, support new ideas, and collaborate. Anyone with an interest in planetary astronomy (and who is eligible) is encouraged to apply.

Please note that the Heising-Simons Foundation is very supportive of DEI-related efforts and is thus also particularly interested in supporting and recruiting women and under-represented minority candidates to these prestigious positions.