[ASA] Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships 2015/16

International Telescopes Support Office itso at aao.gov.au
Fri Jul 31 16:04:53 AEST 2015

Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships

The International Telescopes Support Office at the AAO is pleased to 
announce that applications are now open for the 2015/16 Australian 
Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentships (AGUSS) program. AGUSS provides 
an exciting research opportunity for students who have completed at 
least two years of an undergraduate degree in Physics, Maths, Astronomy 
or Engineering. Students will spend 10 weeks in the period Dec 2015 - 
Feb 2016 based in La Serena, Chile carrying out a research project under 
the supervision of Gemini Observatory staff, and visit both the Gemini 
South 8m telescope and the Magellan 6.5m telescopes.

We would be grateful if ASA members could bring this opportunity to the 
attention of any suitably experienced undergraduates they may be 
teaching or supervising, and encourage them to apply. Students currently 
studying for a Masters degree in one of the fields listed above may be 
considered if their undergraduate degree was in a different field. Due 
to the growing demand for AGUSS there will be three studentships awarded 
in 2015/16 instead of the usual two.

AGUSS applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents 
enrolled at an Australian university. The International Telescopes 
Support Office will pay the return airfare from the student's home city 
in Australia to the town of La Serena, Chile, and provide a stipend of 
approximately A$700 per week. Full details on how to apply, together 
with a FAQ and the experiences of past AGUSS recipients, are available at:


The closing date for applications is Monday 31 August 2015. Please 
contact Stuart Ryder (sdr at aao.gov.au) with any queries about the AGUSS 


*As of 1 July 2015, the Australian Gemini Office is now the 
International Telescopes Support Office. Please update your e-mail 
address book to use "itso at aao.gov.au" in place of "ausgo at aao.gov.au".*

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