ASTRON and JIVE announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2013 Summer Student Programme.

Published by the editorial team, 14 January 2013

The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members. Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line emission/absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsars, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as working with LOFAR data. The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor.

The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of the Observatory, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. We expect the participants to start early June 2013. If this is not possible please indicate why. We aim for as much overlap of the participants as possible and encourage interaction between the students in social activities.

To apply for the summer student programme, please register at

Please note that two letters of reference are needed; information about this is being provided at the registration website. Deadline for applications is 4 February 2013.

For more information, please take a look at:



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