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