CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students who have completed
undergraduate courses of three years or more in Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics,
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Education, Science Communication or closely related subjects.
Closing date for applications: 2 September 2012
The 2012 CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) Vacation Scholarship Program is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a research project at one of the world’s leading radioastronomy facilities. As part of this program scholarships are being offered in astrophysics, engineering, education/outreach and operations. Most students will be based at CASS headquarters in Marsfield with a small number of scholarships offered at our Observatory sites including Parkes and Narrabri.
In addition to your research project you will spend a week on a fieldwork trip to one of the largest radio telescopes in the world, either Parkes, home of “the Dish”, or Narrabri where the Australia Telescope Compact Array is situated. The costs of this field trip will be included in the scholarship as will travel to and from the site where you are based if you are from outside the area.
These scholarships are open to students currently undertaking their undergraduate degree and who have completed (by November 2012) at least three years of that undergraduate study, have maintained a credit average or higher and are available for 12 weeks from 26 November 2012.
Participation in this 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.
Research ProjectsEach student will undertake a research project under the supervision of an CASS/ATNF staff member. There is a range of projects available for the 2012 Program. Details of projects are available on the Projects page.
LocationCASS Headquarters is located at the Radiophysics Laboratory in Marsfield, 20 km north-west of the city centre and close to Macquarie University. The Australia Telescope Compact Array is located at the Paul Wild Observatory, 20 km west of Narrabri in north-western NSW. The Parkes Observatory is 26 km north of Parkes in the Central West of NSW.
AccommodationAccommodation costs are paid for by the students. We can arrange reasonably-priced accommodation for students working in Sydney. The cost of the group observing trip to Narrabri or Parkes is met by CASS.
Travel expensesStudents living outside Sydney will be given the cost of an economy air fare or train ticket to and from their nearest city.
How to apply
Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship and will be accepted into the program upon receipt of an official transcript of their academic studies from their university. Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand residents and students studying in Australia or New Zealand at recognised institutions.
Closing date for applications: 11.30pm AEST Sunday 2 September 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
For any enquiries please contact Robert Hollow (phone: 02 9372 4247)
Summer Vacation Scholarships Coordinator