ASTRON-JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme Opens Applications

Published on 1 December 2021


The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) announce up to 7 grants for students  to participate in the ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2022 00:00 CET.

The ASTRON-JIVE Programme is an opportunity for students with astronomy, physics, computer science or comparable backgrounds to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at world-leading research institutes and to conduct astronomical studies under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members.

There are many possible topics of research, including radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line emission/absorption from normal and starburst galaxies, stellar maser astrometry, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, synchrotron transients, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, space science as well as algorithm development. The projects are defined from ongoing active research and the final research plans will be discussed and refined together with the successful candidates.

The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of ASTRON/JIVE in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands), a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. The selected participants are expected to start in early June 2022 to ensure overlap of the participants so they can fully benefit from the scheduled lectures and social activities.

Applications for the programme should be sent via the registration form at this website. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2022 00:00 CET (Central European Time). Please note that two letters of reference are needed; names and contact information of referees should be filled in before you can submit your application.

Please note that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic adds some uncertainty, especially for those traveling from overseas. In case it is necessary to change or even cancel the 2022 programme, we will inform all selected participants well in advance. 

More information about recent summer student programmes can be found here.

For further questions about the ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Research Programme, please contact

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The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) has as its primary mission to operate and develop the European VLBI Network (EVN) data processor, a powerful supercomputer that combines the signals from radio telescopes located across the planet. Founded in 1993, JIVE is since 2015 a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) with seven member countries: France, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden; additional support is received from partner institutes in China, Germany and South Africa. JIVE is hosted by the NWO-I Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) in the Netherlands.


Participants of the ASTRON/JIVE 2018 Summer Research Programme. Credit: ASTRON.


Inquiries about ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Reach Programme

Zsolt Paragi
JIVE contact for ASTRON/JIVE 2022 Summer Reach Programme
Head User Support
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)

Jorge Rivero González
Science Communications Officer
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)