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:

  • using a credit card or PayPal: please click here
  • by check or money order: please make payable to AAVSO, note that it is for the Janet A. Mattei Research fund, and mail to AAVSO, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 410, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

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.