Six Summer Grants at IAC Astronomical Research

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The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX Summer Grants in Astrophysics.

The research topics pursued at the IAC include most areas of Astrophysics: Solar Physics, Planetary Systems, Stellar and Interstellar Physics, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Milky Way and Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.These are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme.  The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellencein research by the Spanish Government. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4 m telescope GTC is available on the IAC's Web site (

The successful candidates will work at the IAC's headquarters in La Laguna, (Tenerife) in a stimulating research environment. They will be expected to join one of the IAC's research groups to start up their formation on Astrophysical Research.

Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must be carrying out an MsC in Astrophysics or a similar one (preferably Physics or Mathematics) at the moment of application.

The qualification obtained in each subject should be presented on a scale of 0-10. If your University uses a different scale then convert your qualification to this scale in each of the subjects studied and indicate the method applied.


The Summer Grants have a monthly stipend of 700 €, plus an amount for travel allowance depending on the host country.

• Sixty (60) euros for residents of the Canary Islands who are not residents of the island of Tenerife.

• Two hundred (200) euros for residents in Peninsular Spain, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta or Melilla.

• Three hundred (300) Euros for residents in European countries.

• Five hundred (500) Euros for residents in the rest of the world.

Where appropriate, the beneficiaries will be included in the General Social Security Scheme, excluding unemployment protection, the IAC will provide health insurance when their inclusion in the General Security Scheme does not proceed.

In any case, the IAC will provide the selected scholarship recipients with private accident insurance.

How to apply: To apply use our on-line application system, including uploads and supporting documents. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions in the official job announcement (Spanish-only) at

Applicants must go to: and:

1 •        Attach a pdf file with the following documents:

a)         Application Form (Annex I) completed and signed (applications not including this form will be automatically excluded), with the number of finished courses and ECTS as well as the total number of courses for the MsC, accompanied by the Annex II.

b)         Photocopy of the Passport.

c)  Complete Academic Certificate containing:

•           Official Stamp.

•           Date when studies were completed

•           List of subjects studied during the Master and the Degree programme

•           Marks and dates obtained

The qualification obtained in each subject should be presented on a scale of 0-10. If your University uses a different scale then convert your qualification to this scale in each of the subjects studied and indicate the method applied.

In the case of certificates issued by non-Spanish institutions the candidates must specify the maximum and minimum qualifications within the corresponding evaluation system and what mark corresponds to the minimum pass grade.

If the certificate is issued in a language other than Spanish or English, it must be accompanied by its translation into either of these languages.

d)  «Currículum vitae», in which the applicant includes all the previous fellowships, the corresponding results, grants and recognized merits.

e) Documents and certificates proving the merits listed in Annex II and which the applicant wants to have taken into consideration. Any fellowship, contract, course, seminar, conference or merit listed must be supported by an appropriate document in order to be evaluated by the members of the selection committee.

f) Declaration Annex III of this call for applications.

2 • Add in detail to the on-line application form all the  information required

Once you have submitted all the information related to your academic qualifications on-line, it is NOT necessary to submit it also by post or present it personally at the IAC General Register Office.

ALL of the required documentation MUST be presented by the application deadline. Applications submitted after the closing date, as well as those which do not include the mandatory application form (Annex I), will not be taken into consideration. If the application materials are sent by registered post, the envelope must be open when presented the through a Post Office so that Annex III can be dated and stamped by the postal official, prior to sealing and posting. Applications sent with only the date stamped on the envelope will be excluded from the process. The postal address to send the documentation is: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C/ Vía Láctea s/n, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the Secretariat of the Graduate Students Division (secens at

Additional information can be found in the in Spanish-only.


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