Due to the high demand, registration for volunteers is closed! 

The Organizing Committees of the IAU General Assembly 2018 in Vienna invite foreign astronomers such as students finishing a master thesis, PhD students or young postdocs to voluteer as assistants during the various scientific meetings.

You will benefit on this largest gathering of international astronomers from

  • free entrance to the conference venue and to the full 2-weeks GA,
  • getting the registration fee waived for all conferences hosted at the GA,
  • meeting with young and senior astronomers,
  • personal contacts to experts in different fields,
  • participating in multiple scientific meetings, in particular in those close to the own research field, with the option of presenting own results,
  • experiencing the atmosphere of scientific meetings with research talks and posters and their lively discussions,
  • being informed on the latest progress in different research directions in astronomy,
  • getting access to companies and institutions for the further job career,
  • a lump-sum of 500-700 EUR as a financial support of travel and local expenses, payable in cash at the end of the GA (on Saturday, Sept. 1st, 2018).

What are your tasks during the GA:

  • assistance at one conference (Symposium, Focus Meeting, Division Days) or plenary talks to a maximum of 15 hours + 15 min at each session for starting and closing,
  • show up for a briefing and distribution of tasks: Sunday, August 19th, 2018
  • leave not before Saturday, September 1st, 2018

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer please contact: iau.ga2018.staff@univie.ac.at
Please provide the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. Contact information (e-mail, phone)
  3. Affiliation
  4. Topic of research interest
  5. State of research work: Master theses, doctoral study, postdoc (date of PhD exam)
  6. Specify preferred meeting(s) 












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