Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Gobierno de Canarias Universidad de La Laguna CSIC Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa

Grants and contracts

Summer grants programme

Technological development grants

General Information:

If you have just finished or you are already in the final stages of your degree (Engineering, Information Technology, Physics and Mathematics) you may apply for a summer scholarship to join one of the technology development groups at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) for the duration of the summer.

Program (Spanish).

Dates: 1 July to 30 September.

Value of Scholarship: 700 € monthly plus a fixed travel allowance and health insurance.

Scholarship aim: to provide an opportunity to gain an introduction to the technological development processes for astrophysics instrumentation.

Detail of projects (in spanish)

Technological Development Projects: The IAC develops technology for the following:

  • Telescopes
  • Optical and Infrared Instruments
  • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Active Optics and Microwave applications

Work is carried out by interdisciplinary teams covering each of the specialist areas:

  • Mechanisms
  • Cryogenics
  • Vacuums
  • Optical Design
  • Fibre Optics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Real Time Signal Processing
  • Servo Systems
  • Sensors
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Project Management.

Facilities: At its headquarters in La Laguna, the IAC has all the infrastructures needed for research and development activities, like a library, workshops and laboratories (including Optical, Mechanics, Electronics and Technical Drawing) and IT Infrastrucure.

The IAC's international observatories in Tenerife (Observatorio del Teide) and La Palma (Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos) may be used for all technological work offered.

Important: Information on these scholarships is published, each year, in the BOE and the IAC web: Grants and Jobs. If you want to be aware of them and other job offers of the IAC, you can subscribe to our RSS Grants and Jobs.

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