Funding Opportunities in Chile (Anuncio de Oportunidades)

Call for Proposals from Joint Committee and Government of Chile

27. dubna 2015

To enhance their programmes of scientific cooperation with the host country, ESO provides and manages an annual fund for the development of astronomy and technology related disciplines in Chile. The board, consisting of members from ESO and the Chilean Government, working through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, evaluates and selects programmes to be supported by this fund. These fall in five areas:

  • ESO grant funding to postdoctoral programmes in astronomy at Chilean academic institutions.

  • Funding for academic faculty positions for periods of up to two years at Chilean academic institutions.

  • Funding to support the development and presentation of educational programmes for the teaching and dissemination of astronomy in Chile.

  • Funding to support development programmes and the construction of technological systems for astronomy.

  • Funding to support the development of astronomy in areas not covered by the above four categories.

The committee will consider all proposals that contribute to the development of astronomy in Chile. In particular, the committee strongly encourages the submission of ambitious proposals in the area of ​​astro-engineering to enhance collaborations between groups or institutions in Chile and abroad. 150 million Chilean pesos will be allocated for such projects per year for a period of up to three years, with the possibility of renewal for up to three additional years. Projects approved in this way must be presented again each year, starting with the second year, and renewal is conditional on a favourable evaluation of the activities performed in the previous year.

Proposals must be submitted by institutions, with the deadline of 12:00 CLT on Monday 13 July 2015.

Proposals must be written in English or Spanish, using the forms linked to below.

For further information about the submission of proposals, please contact the office of ESO in Chile.



Fernando Comerón
ESO Chile
Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura
Santiago, Chile
Tel: 00 56 24633051
Email: fcomeron@eso.org

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