[ASA] Applications for 2018/19 CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships now open

Robert.Hollow at csiro.au Robert.Hollow at csiro.au
Mon Jul 9 11:22:49 AEST 2018

Dear Colleagues

Please pass this information to interested students:

2018/19 CASS Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program Applications Now Open


CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is offering scholarships to undergraduate students to work with us over the 2018-2019 summer. Projects are available in astrophysics, engineering and computing with positions based at our headquarters in Marsfield, Sydney, at Kensington in Perth and at CDSCC in Tidbinbilla near Canberra.

Successful scholars will work on a project under the supervision of one or more of our staff, learn about a range of astrophysics topics and radio astronomy techniques and engineering and have the opportunity to visit one of our observatories.

Participation in the Vacation Scholarship Program has influenced previous scholarship holders in their choice of further study and future career options. Many have gone on to pursue a PhD in CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry.

Scholarships pay $1536.81 per fortnight for the 10-week program.
Travel assistance is available for successful applicants with a return trip to either Sydney, Perth or Canberra.

CASS manages Australia's leading facilities for radio astronomy and spacecraft tracking, we're internationally renowned for our radio astronomy research and engineering expertise, and we're helping to shape the Square Kilometre Array. For more information please see our website at Astronomy and space<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/HFLUC2xZYvCx3MyBi1NdZg?domain=csiro.au>

To be eligible to apply students must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an international student who has full work rights for the 8 to 12 weeks duration (does not require visa sponsorship).
Vacation scholarships are open to students who:

  *   are currently enrolled at an Australian university;
  *   have completed at least three years of a full-time undergraduate course (however exceptional second year students may be considered);
  *   have a strong academic record (credit average or higher); and
  *   Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study.

Applications close on Monday 6 August 2018.

Applications must be made online at:


Please contact me if you require further information.



Robert Hollow

Education Specialist
CASS Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Program Coordinator
Astronomy and Space Science

E robert.hollow at csiro.au<mailto:robert.hollow at csiro.au> T +61 2 9372 4247 M 0412 890 472
PO Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 Australia

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