Information for Applicants

This call for a third round of the ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship scheme follows two successful rounds in 2020-21 and 2022-23. It will enable distinguished Chinese researchers to make extended visits to Australia in 2024 and enhance collaborations on areas of common interest within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Applications for this round close at 11pm AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

Successful applicants are encouraged to keep in mind the following responsibilities when applying for the Fellowship, and before, during, and after the visit:

Visiting Fellow responsibilities
When applying for the Fellowship
  • Liaise with your proposed Host Institution to seek their advice and support for your application.
  • Submit an application by the due date including the application form, proposed budget, your CV, and a letter of support from your proposed Host Institution(s)
Before the visit
  • Obtain all relevant visas and travel documents.
  • Arrange accommodation (your host institution will assist to find suitable accommodation).
During the visit
  • Comply with all Host Institution policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Carry out research as described in your application.
  • Reimbursement
    • All expenses outlined in your approved budget will be reimbursed through your Host Institution. They will advise the process for reimbursing you.
    • Make sure you keep all receipts and tax invoices to support your reimbursement and provide them to your Host Institution.
After the visit
  • Provide a short report on the Fellowship including
    • Activities undertaken during the visit.
    • Research outcomes achieved.
    • Other outcomes achieved e.g. new collaborations or networks.
    • Any challenges encountered during the visit, and how these were managed.
    • If possible, please include images that AAL can use when sharing success stories.
      Note that AAL will use this report as a basis for sharing success stories of the ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship program. Follow these links to see examples of success stories from previous Fellows Professor Di Li and Professor Tao An.
  • Share your experience with colleagues in China and Australia if you wish, for example through conference presentations.
How to apply

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected] and include the following documents:

  1. ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship Application Form – download here.
  2. Proposed budget – please use this template.
  3. Applicant CV
  4. Supporting letter from the proposed Host Institution.

Applications close at 11pm AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

For more information

Please see the ACAMAR Visiting Fellowships webpage or contact ACAMAR secretariat in Australia or China with any questions:


Any enquiries regarding ACAMAR Visiting Fellowship should be directed to:

Kate Barnard, Secretariat, ACAMAR 
[email protected]