[ASA] Swinburne Vacation Studentship Programme 2023

Nikki Nielsen nikolenielsen at swin.edu.au
Mon Jul 31 17:42:56 AEST 2023

Dear Colleagues,

*Please circulate to potentially interested students:*

The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne is
currently accepting applications for Vacation Studentships from
enthusiastic university students with excellent scholastic records who are
in the last, or second last, year of their undergraduate or Honours/Masters

With 24 research faculty, 22 postdoctoral researchers, and nearly 50 PhD
students, CAS is a vibrant, friendly environment for studying most fields
of astronomy. Swinburne astronomers have guaranteed access to the twin Keck
10-m Telescopes in Hawaii - the world's premier optical observatory - and
CAS owns and operates one of Australia's most powerful supercomputers -
Ozstar. We also develop advanced, immersive 3D data visualization
facilities and create 3-D animations and movies promoting and explaining
astronomy to the broader community.

In 2023 this programme is expected to run in-person, with remote options
possible, and will be available to students currently enrolled at
universities in Australia and New Zealand.

Projects are expected to run over 8 weeks, between November and February,
with the timing to be negotiated between the student and their nominated
supervisor. Vacation students are paid a tax-free stipend of $750 per week.
An additional $250 is available for students based in New Zealand to offset
the increased cost of relocation.

Further information and a list of projects on offer can be found at:

*Applications should include the following:*

- A cover letter (indicating at least two projects of interest from the
- A copy of your official academic record, including an explanation of the
grading system used;
- Your Curriculum Vitae;
- Proof of enrolment at an Australian or New Zealand university;
- Any supporting documentation of previous research.

- Applicants should also ask a lecturer or supervisor at their current
university to send a letter of recommendation by the due date. This should
be sent by the lecturer/supervisor directly; applicants should not include
reference letters in their own application.

Applications are now being accepted and *should be received before 25
August 2023*.

Applications and reference letters should be emailed to Dr Nikki Nielsen (
nikolenielsen at swin.edu.au) with the above information attached (preferably
as PDF documents).

Best regards,

Dr. Nikole M. Nielsen
ASTRO 3D Fellow
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Swinburne University of Technology
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20230731/bc3d86c8/attachment.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: CASVacation2023.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 1504376 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20230731/bc3d86c8/attachment.pdf>

More information about the ASA mailing list