Janet A. Mattei Research Fund

The Research Fund

This fund caters to scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and students. The recipient(s) may visit and perform research at AAVSO Headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The recipient(s) may work with the ever-growing treasure-trove of variable star observations in the AAVSO International Database (AID), with the goal of turning these observations into scientific results disseminated among both the professional and amateur communities through professional journals and informal outlets. The duration of this fellowship can be from one to several months.

Fellows are invitation-only.

Janet A. Mattei was dedicated to the union of professional and amateur   astronomy worldwide, and thus continuing her work of professional-amateur  collaboration through the Janet A. Mattei Research Fellowship Fund is a fitting way to ensure her valuable work continues despite her passing.



To Donate to this Fund

You may donate with a Visa or Master Card via our secure server, or you may send a check or money order made payable to the AAVSO to: AAVSO, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. On the check, please be sure to designate that your donation is for the Janet A. Mattei Research Fellowship. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for helping Janet’s name and work live on like the star she was, and for aiding the future generation in pursuing discoveries of their own and communicating it to outside audiences.