ACAMAR Visiting Fellowships

ACAMAR, through a generous endowment of funds from CSIRO, ICRAR and the Department of Industry has a budget of up to $90K/year for the next three 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:

  • To enhance scientific collaborations in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology between Australia and China.
  • To maximise the scientific return on investment in astronomy infrastructure.
  • To explore opportunities for future projects and grant collaborations.

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:

  • $8,000/month (AUD) living allowance for up to 3 months
  • Up to $5,000 (AUD) travel allowance

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.

NOTE: This program has been suspended temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however ACAMAR plans to restart the Visiting Fellowship program once current travel restrictions are lifted.


Any enquiries regarding ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship should be directed to:

Dr Robert Shen, Secretariat, ACAMAR. 
[email protected]
+61 3 9214 5520


ACAMAR would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), ICRAR and CSIRO.