[ASA] AAO Student Fellowships

Andrew Hopkins andrew.hopkins at aao.gov.au
Wed Aug 26 17:52:57 AEST 2015

Reminder: Deadline is monday! Please encourage your students to

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 2015 - Feb 2016
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 2015 ***

Details are available here:

The stipend is A$700 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
(andrew.hopkins 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 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 highly recommended, as

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

Andrew Hopkins
Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of Research and Outreach
Australian Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 915, North Ryde
NSW 1670, Australia
ph: +61 2 9372 4849  fax: +61 2 9372 4880

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