Applications open: Dwingeloo 2024 Summer Research Programme

Published on 2 January 2024

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JIVE and ASTRON invite graduate and advanced undergraduate students with background in astronomy, physics, computer science, or related fields to apply for their 2024 Summer Research Programme.

Spanning 10-12 weeks, the programme offers up to 7 grants for research projects on diverse topics like radio galaxies, observational cosmology, fast radio bursts, and more, with guidance provided by JIVE and ASTRON staff members.

Scheduled for the first week of June 2024, the programme takes place at the Observatory in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. The application deadline is 31 January 2024, 23:59 CET. Successful candidates will be provided with accommodation in the area close to the Observatory, a modest stipend of €190 per week for up to three months and full travel reimbursement.

To apply, interested students should use the registration form on the programme's website. Two letters of reference are mandatory, and referees' names and contact information must be filled in before submitting the application. Applicants are advised to confirm with referees that they received an email from the application committee before the deadline.

In the event of any changes or cancellations, selected participants will be notified well in advance.

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Additional information



The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is a research infrastructure, serving as the support centre for the European VLBI Network (EVN). JIVE operates the EVN data processor and offers assistance to astronomers throughout the observational process with the EVN. Its primary goal is to advance the use of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and other radio astronomical techniques. JIVE is headquartered in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, housed by ASTRON.

The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Americas that conducts unique, high-resolution, radio astronomical observations of cosmic radio sources. Established in 1980, the EVN has grown into the most sensitive VLBI array in the world, including over 20 individual telescopes, among them some of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescopes. The EVN is composed of 13 Full Member Institutes and 5 Associated Member Institutes.



ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, ASTRON is part of the institutes organisation of NWO. Our mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen. We do this by developing new and innovative technologies, operating world-class radio astronomy facilities, and pursuing fundamental astronomical research.