ACAMAR, through a generous endowment of funds from CSIRO, ICRAR and the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources, has a budget of up to $90K/year for two years to sponsor distinguished researchers to make the extended visits to Australia and enhance collaborations on areas of common interest within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.
Note: this program has a focus on the SKA and expects that at least two-thirds of the funding will be expended on SKA related activities in Western Australia.
The general aims of the ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship are:
The successful applicants will have the opportunity to visit Australia for up to three months and are encouraged to visit multiple institutions. ACAMAR will offer the successful applicants financial support for travel and living expenses.
As mentioned above, the expectation is that at least two third of the funds will be allocated to projects associated with the SKA and radio astronomy, and the co-investment from the host institute will also be highly valued. Applicants should be responsible for securing the approval of their home institutions/organisations to undertake the ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship, where required. This includes securing visa to visit Australia or China and authorisation to conduct collaborative research.