[ASA] ESO Summer Research Programme 2020

Stuart Ryder stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Wed Jan 29 12:23:43 AEDT 2020

As the new academic year gets underway, AAL and ESO would be grateful if ASA
members could bring the following notice to the attention of undergraduate
or Masters students at their universities. As a result of Australia's
Strategic Partnership with ESO, students who are Australian citizens are
eligible to apply for this program, and will have all their costs met by
ESO. In 2019 Matthew Wilkinson from the University of Queensland was one of
the 7 students selected, and outlined his experiences in an AAL ESO Blog
r-research-student> . Please note that applications close on Wednesday 5th


Stuart Ryder, AAL

 <mailto:Stuart.Ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au>
Stuart.Ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au



ESO Summer Research Programme
Garching, Germany
2nd July - 11th August 2020

Application Deadline (
instructions): 5th February 2020


For six weeks in the summer of 2020, ESO will host the second Summer
Research Programme. This fully-funded programme is an opportunity for
university students interested in astronomy/astrophysics, who are not yet
enrolled in a PhD programme, to obtain research experience alongside
astronomers based at ESO Headquarters (HQ) in Garching, Germany. We will
accept applications from promising university students from any country,
although priority will be given to students from ESO Member States
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/YPQBCZYM2VFWkvKQFK3TXV?domain=eso.org> , Strategic Partners
(Australia) and the Host State (Chile). 


The Summer Research Program at ESO is an exceptional opportunity for
students to work at an institute that is both the headquarters of the most
productive observatory in the world and a top-class research organisation.
People at ESO's HQ maintain a very active research community and are also
designing and operating cutting-edge telescopes and their instruments
including the VLT
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GPuDC1WZXriQPgJqcXMVKp?domain=eso.org> , ALMA
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/81NGC2xZYvCDBr58t9uW4U?domain=eso.org> , and the forthcoming ELT
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/AERkC3Q8Z2Fry3D2tvkI5k?domain=eso.org> , which will be the world's
biggest optical-near infrared telescope!  


The participants can choose between a wide range of research projects
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/6v-xC4QZ1RFwDP4luj5spB?domain=eso.org> , covering
many areas of astronomy from exoplanets to cosmology. The ESO Summer
Research Programme will also provide opportunities beyond research,
including lectures, a mini-workshop, and many social activities. You should
expect six weeks packed with new experiences, new networks and new


Travel costs to/from Garching will be covered for participants of the
programme. Accommodation
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/mp3XC5QZ29FrX8k6tl4arv?domain=eso.org>  will
be provided free of charge in a shared apartment in Garching (with
electricity, heating and internet all included). Students will also be
provided with a modest stipend to cover living costs during the programme.
Successful students have the responsibility to acquire any required visas to
spend six weeks working in Germany under these conditions.


For inquiries about the programme, please email summerresearch at eso.org
<mailto:summerresearch at eso.org> . An ESO Blog article on the 2019 edition of
the Summer Research Programme can be found here
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/lK05C6X13Rt4pkLyc9Gm_A?domain=eso.org> .


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