Apply to 2nd Instrumentation School

With this form you can apply to the 2nd OPTICON Instrumentation School that will take place in 16- 25 September 2020 in Milan. To apply to this school fill in the form below, and ask your supervisor/superior to send a recommendation letter directly to heidi.korhonen @ The recommendation letter is mandatory.

This school is mainly meant for PhD students in astronomy and engineering, but also MSc students in the later stages of their studies and young postdocs can be considered. OPTICON will pay the accommodation and food during the school. If you need travel support you can also apply that with the form below. Note that our schools usually have several times more applicants than places (this school can accommodate 20 students), so please fill in all the fields carefully. In the selection we aim to have a balance in nationalities and gender. The deadline for applying to the school is Thursday April 30 (23:59 CET), and the applicants will be notified about the selection in the end of May.

Fields marked with * are required.

First name Family name, e.g., Jane Smith
Gender *
The name and country of the institute where you are studying/working.
PhD student in astronomy, MSc student in electrical engineering, e.g.
The name and e-mail address of the person recommending you. (Please ask them to send the letter to
Have you attended other OPTICON organised schools? If yes, specify which one(s).
The title of your MSc or PhD thesis
Briefly describe your previous experience in instrumentation.
Briefly describe your previous experience in astronomy.
Briefly describe your motivation for attending this school.
OPTICON will pay your local costs during the school. Some limited travel support is also available. If you apply for the travel support, give a budget and a reason why you would need this support.
Your data *
By applying to this school you give us permission to keep the data you have provided in this form. The data will not be given to third parties, but can be used for anonymised statistics. You also give us permission to contact you with the e-mail address you have provided, and allow us to have your name and affiliation in the participant list on our website if you are accepted to the school. You can anytime withdraw these permissions by contacting Heidi Korhonen.