[ASA] AAO Student Fellowships

Andrew Hopkins ahopkins at aao.gov.au
Wed Aug 1 11:15:51 AEST 2012

AAO Student Fellowship Program
The Australian Astronomical Observatory provides opportunities for
undergraduate students to participate in research projects.
Students will spend 10-12 weeks in the period Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
working at the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney on research
projects under the supervision of AAO staff astronomers and engineers.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip
to visit the telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory.

Please encourage your undergraduate students to apply.

The deadline for applications is:

*** 31 August 2012 ***

Details are available here:

The stipend is A$686 per week.

How to Apply

Applications are required to be sent by e-mail. Please send your
application as a single Word or PDF document attachment to the AAO
Student Fellowship Coordinator, A.Prof. Andrew Hopkins
(ahopkins at aao.gov.au). The application should include the following:

- Full name and contact address (it is essential to include an e-mail
- Full details of university studies, including a transcript of
academic record (if your university supplies only hardcopy
transcripts, please scan it and send us the JPEG or PDF file).
- Names and e-mail addresses of TWO academic referees who have been
asked to e-mail letters to A.Prof. Hopkins by the application deadline,
outlining the applicant's suitability for this scholarship program.
The AAO does not chase up late referees, and missing references can
hinder your chances of selection.
- A one page statement giving the applicant's reasons for applying and their 
interests in Astronomy/Astrophysics/Instrumentation. If you have prior 
research experience, computing skills, or other skills associated with 
astronomy or research, please emphasise these.
- A short resume (2-3 pages) is optional, but often helpful, to provide as well.

Please contact Andrew Hopkins with any queries about the program or
the application process.

Andrew Hopkins
A.Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of AAT Science
Australian Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 296, Epping
NSW 1710, Australia
ph: +61 2 9372 4849  fax: +61 2 9372 4880

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