Applications are ongoing for the International Space Weather Camp For South Africans 2024. This unique opportunity offers students a chance to gain in-depth knowledge in the field of space science and technology, with a special emphasis on space weather.
Main Focus of the 2024 International Space Weather Camp For South Africans
Space weather, which focuses on studying the Sun’s effects on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere, is a rapidly expanding and captivating area of research. Understanding space weather is crucial due to its significant impact on both space-based and ground-based technological systems that are integral to modern daily life.
The 2024 International Space Weather Camp will be hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), located in Germany, and the University of Alabama in Hunstville (UAH), situated in the USA. The camp will take place from 17 June to 12 July 2024, providing participants with an extensive learning experience.
About The Program
The ISWC, formerly known as the JSWSC (Joint Space Weather Summer Camp), was originally established through a partnership between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Rostock, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UA Huntsville). In 2015, this collaboration expanded with the inclusion of SANSA, joining DLR and UA Huntsville in hosting and participating in the camp in a trilateral arrangement.
- Selected participants who are accepted into the program will receive complete financial coverage to attend two weeks of lectures and practical sessions at both hosting facilities. The first session will take place at UAH in Huntsville, USA from 17 to 28 June, while the second session will be held at DLR in Neustrelitz, Germany from 1 to 12 July. The funding provided will include round-trip flights, visa expenses, accommodation, meals, daily expenses, and airport transfers.
- Applications are now open for a thrilling camp, welcoming final year BSc Hon/BEng, MSc students in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electronics who are either South African citizens or permanent residents. They particularly encourage individuals with no prior knowledge or experience in space weather to apply.
How to Apply
- Applicants who are selected must possess a valid passport that allows travel to Germany and the US by 11 March 2024 in order to be qualified for visa applications to these countries. Due to the high volume of applications received for the ISWC, it may not be possible for them to respond to each individual. Hence, if you do not receive any communication from them within one month after the closing date, please understand that your application was not successful.
- To initiate your application, please complete the form located at the bottom of the official website.
For further information please visit ISWC official website.
February 11, 2024.
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