The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and International Visegrad Fund have launched a programme to promote the mobility of astronomy students in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic.
The IAU and the International Visegrad Fund have launched a new programme to promote the mobility of BSc and MSc astronomy students in the four Visegrad Group countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic.
These new IAU–International Visegrad Fund Mobility Awards aim to build cross-border cooperation, build research capacity in institutions and raise the regional and global recognition of the astronomy community.
Opportunities for participating students
Participating students will have the opportunity to develop their research skills and strengthen their career opportunities in astronomy and STEM-related fields. The scheme will support two cohorts of 12 students (a total of 24 students, six from each participating country) to each undertake a three-month summer research programme at a partner institution during 2023 and 2024.
The four partner institutions are:
- Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences/Csillagászati és Földtudományi Kutatóközpont
- Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
- Comenius University in Bratislava/Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave
- Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences/Astronomický ústav Akademie věd České republiky
The International Visegrad Fund is an international donor organisation established by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries (V4, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic).
Its mission is to advance sustainable cooperation among people in the V4 region, as well as between the V4 region and other countries.
IAU first published this story.