Invitation for ASPIRE 2023, Apply by March 1ˢᵗ,2023

Invitation for ASPIRE 2023, Apply by March 1ˢᵗ,2023

Overview :

Astrophysics Summer Program for International Research Experience(ASPIRE) is calling astronomers and astrophysicists to apply for their 2023 program.




The goal of the program:

Our goal is to give you the experience of astronomical research at a world-leading institute and help kick-start your journey into a science career and all the other avenues it can open.





In order to apply, be sure that you meet the following requirements:

  • Be available for (most of) the 6-week programme (30th June - 11th August 2023).
  • A student who is not currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and has already started (or finished) an MSc in a physics or astronomy (or very closely related field) student with a passion for astronomy research.
  • A strong and confident working level of English.




You will need the following in order to fill in the application form:

  • Curriculum vitae (1-3 pages)
  • List of relevant Physics/Astronomy degree courses taken
  • Motivation letter (2-page max, not more than 1500 words)
    The letter should contain the following details, in no particular order:
    • Why do you think you should be selected for our programme?
    • Which are your existing skills?
    • What is your background?
    • How do you see yourself benefiting from this program?
  • One reference letter. The candidate should arrange for a referee to submit a letter in support of their application. This referee should be someone who can speak about the candidate’s potential and abilities as a researcher and not just a lecturer of a class who does not know the candidate that well. The candidate should arrange for the letter of recommendation to be sent by the referee to, with the candidate's name as the subject line. IMPORTANT: Please provide the letter writer with the following PDF of instructions: View and Download template here


IMPORTANT: All your documents should be submitted as PDFs and with file sizes less than 2MB. Please make sure your CV and motivation letter pdfs are named as follows: fullname_CV.pdf and fullname_motivation.pdf.

If you have the above documentation, please follow the link below to apply. The link will send you to our application form. Please register and follow the instructions. There you will be able to upload the documents.




Duration of program :

30 June - 11 August 2023




Location :





The application deadline will be on 1st March 2023.





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