PUC-HD Fellowship Application



To apply for the PUC-HD Graduate Exchange Fellowship candidates must be enrolled in the astrophysics graduate program at the Institute of Astrophysics at PUC or University of Heidelberg. Especially encouraged to apply are students with a M.Sc. degree or diploma (including a written thesis) in astrophysics or closely related subjects.

application materials:

To apply, please, submit the following materials:

  1. i) signed cover letter, naming potential collaborators at the partner institution

  2. ii) curriculum vitae (CV)

  3. iii) research plan (2 pages max.)

We are providing easy-to-use LaTeX templates to streamline your application process. Please, use the following application sample materials: sample_cover.tex, sample_CV.tex. All documents must be submitted in English.

Submission Deadline:

There is a floating deadline. We accept applications at any time.

Submit your documents in PDF format to the following email address: tpuzia@astro.puc.cl

Selection Procedure:

Each complete application is evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s academic record and scientific interests and promise. The application evaluation is assigned to a Selection Committee (composed of scientists from the participating institutes) and is a multi-step procedure:

  1. i)Every complete application is evaluated separately by each member of the Selection Committee on the basis of research excellence, promise and compatibility. The Selection Committee discusses all the complete applications and assigns a ranking.

  2. ii)The top-ranked applicants are invited to an oral presentation on their M.Sc. work and/or Ph.D. project.

  3. iii)Based on the information gathered during the candidate review process, the Selection Committee assembles a shortlist of applicants recommended for acceptance.

  4. iv)The Selection Committee Chair notifies both successful and unsuccessful applicants about the results based on the Selection Committee's recommendations.

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