Call for Applications: 2016 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute

We are soliciting applications for a competitive fellowship grant for students and early-career postdoctoral researchers to participate in the 2016 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute.

This prestigious event offers up to 14 of the best students in Australia a unique opportunity to work closely with peers and experts from academia and government agencies to enhance climate and water information and its practical applications. Successful applicants will have affinity with climate and water issues but can be from any relevant technical background.  The Summer Institute is organised by a consortium of government and research organisations* and will take place in Canberra from 5 December 2016 until 20 January 2017, with a Christmas break from 23 December 2016 – January 2 inclusive.

Student research fellows will collaborate intensively in small teams for six weeks to work on projects developing an application or improvement to data services and analysis tools from the by Summer Institute partners.  During the first 2 weeks of ‘bootcamp’, students will obtain a deeper understanding of the role and workings of different government agencies, participate in the annual OzEWEX national workshop, and receive intensive training and mentoring to help them undertake their project in the following 4 weeks.

The Summer Institute will focus on a small number of broad themes led by experts from the consortium partner organisations and academia. Depending on their chosen project topic, students will be embedded with one of the partner organisations. At the Culmination Event each team will present their results in a poster and short paper. Following Summer Institute, teams will be assisted in further developing their project outcomes into a peer-reviewed publication.

For more information visit the OzEWEX web site.

* The Summer Institute is organised by the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, National Computational Infrastructure, Australian National University, and the university sector coordinated through OzEWEX.