Group photo for the STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy for New Research Students, held at Queen’s University Belfast in August 2018. Ted of School of Mathematics and Physics, who welcomed the students and opened the Course, is at the front, near-centre of the photo.
(Credit: Alan Fitzsimmons)
The STFC’s Education, Training and Careers Committee has in recent years supported the following well-established short courses and summer schools:
In addition STFC supports the following:
STFC are inviting bids against its budget for short courses and summer schools to be held in 2019.
The level of funding available for these will be set in the context of the overall level of funding and priorities within the education and training programme, but is unlikely to be more than in recent years. The courses and schools listed above will be expected to bid should they wish to have support in 2019 and will be considered in competition with any new submissions.
Courses or schools must be held in a core research activity supported by the STFC studentships programme (astronomy, solar system science, particle astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics) and must be aimed primarily at STFC-funded PhD students. Courses of a specialist technical nature will not be supported. In addition, bids are being invited this year for short courses or summer schools in the areas of instrumentation and mission based projects.
All bids must be contained within three pages and provide the following information:
STFC is committed to ensuring that its policies and practices reflect the diverse needs and experiences of its employees and other stakeholders. Accordingly, organisers of an STFC-funded summer school are required to ensure that the arrangements for the school comply with the STFC equality scheme and in particular that they place no barriers in the way of participation by students from any of the protected groups (gender, disability and race) and involve no discrimination or bias against any of the protected groups in the selection of lecturers. Furthermore, recognising the important part played by role models in retaining under-represented groups in the STFC funded community, organisers should seek to ensure that the diversity of lecturers reflects that of the wider community.
If successful, organisers are required to provide a report to the STFC Education, Training and Careers Committee upon completion of the course. The report should include student feedback and gender balance between students. The report will be shared with future hosts.
Bids must be submitted as an e-mail attachment to Studentships by 17:00 on Friday 28 September 2018.
*advice on public engagement content can be obtained from Neville Hollingworth.
¹Once the bid is approved the venue should not be changed without prior approval from STFC
²STFC-funded & self-funded students can claim their attendance travel expenses from STFC
The following short courses and summer schools are to be held in 2019.
Links to the summer school websites will follow as they become available.
Last updated: 07 May 2019