Scholarships


Tartu Observatory Scholarships


Tartu Observatory grants three scholarships for successful students:

  • Ernst Julius Öpik scolarship (astronomy)
  • Juhan Ross scolarship (environmental physics)
  • Charles Villmann scolarship (space technology)

 Candidates must submit following documents to the director of Tartu Observatory:

  1. application
  2. diploma and its academic transcript
  3. Recommendation (reference)
  4. CV

Documents have to be submitted electronically to ulvi.nigol@to.ee.

Tartu Observatory Scholars 1997 - 2017


Ernst Julius Öpik scholarship statute

Statute is approved by the Director of Tartu Observatory on September 7, 2015.

  1. The scholarship is appointed to astronomy student for his/her achievments while studying.
  2. The scholarship is appointed based on the academic performance and participation in research.
  3. Tartu Observatory informs public about the possibility of applying for E.J.Öpik scholarship on the webpage of Tartu Observatory.
  4. To apply for the scholarship the application and documents confirming academic performance and research work must be submitted to the Tartu Observatory by September 15th.
  5. The applicant presents a short presentation on his/her activities and works at the meeting of Research Council at Tartu Observatory in October.
  6. The recipient of the scholarship is determined at the same meeting.
  7.  The scholarship is paid once from the budget of Tartu Observatory and its value is determined every year by the Research Council.
  8. Tartu Observatory informs the public about the recipient of the scholarship on the webpage and hands out a diploma confirming receiving of the scholarship at themeeting of the Research Council in October.

Juhan Ross scholarship statute

Statute is approved by the Director of Tartu Observatory on September 7, 2015.

  1. The scholarship is appointed to environmental physics student for his/her achievments while studying.
  2. The scholarship is appointed based on the academic performance and participation in research.
  3. Tartu Observatory informs public about the possibility of applying for J. Rossi’s scholarship on the webpage of Tartu Observatory.
  4. To apply for the scholarship the application and documents confirming academic performance and research work must be submitted to Tartu Observatory by September 15th.
  5. The applicant presents a short presentation on their activities and works at at the meeting of Research Council at Tartu Observatory in October.
  6. The recipient of the scholarship is determined at the same meeting.
  7.  The scholarship is paid once from the budget of Tartu Observatory and its value is determined every year by the Research Council.
  8. Tartu Observatory informs the public about the recipient of the scholarship on the webpage and hands out a diploma confirming receiving of the scholarship at themeeting of the Research Council in October.

Charles Villmann scholarship statute

Statute is approved by the Director of Tartu Observatory on September 7, 2015.

  1. The scholarship is appointed to space technology student for his/her achievments while studying.
  2. The scholarship is appointed based on the academic performance and participation in research.
  3. Tartu Observatory informs public about the possibility of applying for Ch. Villmann scholarship on the webpage of Tartu Observatory.
  4. To apply for the scholarship the application and documents confirming academic performance and research work must be submitted to Tartu Observatory by September 15th.
  5. The applicant presents a short presentation on their activities and works at the meeting of Research Council at Tartu Observatory in October.
  6. The recipient of the scholarship is determined at the same meeting.
  7.  The scholarship is paid once from the budget of Tartu Observatory and its value is determined every year by the Research Council.
  8. Tartu Observatory informs the public about the recipient of the scholarship on the webpage and hands out a diploma confirming receiving of the scholarship at themeeting of the Research Council in October

Space TEM internships for summer 2017

The application period for traineeships in Estonian and Latvian space technology entities for summer of 2017 has been opened! If you are interested in Space Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, this internship is for you. Here are topics to choose from. Please choose two topics as your preference (They can be under different entities!)

Internships are paid, accommodation and travel is also covered by SpaceTEM. Also keep in mind, that traineeships take place in different places in Estonia and Latvia.

For application please fill out the application form here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQe2YS739QgP8k6VK5GAajFLVwcugJZf1ftNzOgJVQw_SNuA/viewform

To complete your application please also send your CV and motivational letter to spacetem_internship@venta.lv

Deadline for applying is 14th of May 2017. Chosen interns will be announced in the middle of May!

SpaceTEM is a new EstLat project which aims to initiate the development of NewSpace industry in Estonia and Latvia through a series of mutual activities. SpaceTEM takes upon itself the task of unifying Estonian and Latvian students, entrepreneurs, universities and even policy makers in the field of space technology and NewSpace. Participants from both countries will work together to fill gaps in knowledge, share ideas and collaborate on new initiative.


Jaan Einasto International Scholarship


One scholarship in the amount of 2000 euros
 have been announced.

Those eligible to apply include doctoral students or young researchers (up to 40 years old, inclusive) from foreign universities who are coming to perform research at the University of Tartu or at the Tartu Observatory, as well as PhD students or researchers from the University of Tartu or from the Tartu Observatory who are transferring to 
a foreign university and whose research is related to astronomy or space technology.

In order to apply for the scholarship, you must submit the following to the UT Foundation:

  • an electronic application form containing an overview of academic and social activities, 
    a recommendation from a supervisor, a budget for  the planned research, 
    the sources and amounts of co-financing;
  • an overview of the planned scientific or research study (add to the electronic application);
  • an overview of the planned activity popularizing science (add to the electronic application);
  • a recommendation from the faculty dean or institution’s director (a recommendation is 
    a part of the electronic application);
  • for UT doctoral students and researchers, a confirmation from the host university or 
    institution about starting the studies or research (add to the electronic application).

The scholarship is determined on the basis of the applicant’s success in the field, the substantiality and innovation of the research, and the planned purpose for the scholarship.

The deadline for submission of applications is 1 May 2017.

More information: tysiht@ut.ee, tel. +372 737 5852 or +372 5657 1221 (Katrin Pärn)

http://sihtasutus.ut.ee/en/grant/2017-jaan-einasto-international-scholarship/


Tartu Observatory Scholars 1997 - 2015

Year Ernst Julius Öpik 
scholarship
Juhan Ross
scholarship
Charles Villmanni
scholarship
2017 Maarja Kruuse Ave Ansper Indrek Sünter
2016 Gutnar Leede Tauri Arumäe Janis Dalbins
2015 Boris Deshev Villem Voormansik Hendrik Ehrpais
2014 Kristiina Verro Anni Sisas Andris Slavinskis
2013 Olga Tihhonova Kairi Raabe, Tanel Voormansik Mihkel Pajusalu
2012 Rain Kipper Evelin Kangro Urmas Kvell
2011 Jaan Laur Martin Ligi  
2010 Tiit Sepp Margit Aun  
2009 Jaan Laur, Lauri Liivamägi Margit Prüssel  
2008 Elmo Tempel Kadri Kiis  
2007 Lauri Liivamägi Krista Alikas, Tõnis Kärdi  
2006 Tiina Liimets Julia Budenkova  
 2005 Elmo Tempel Joel Kuusk, Silver Lätt  
2004 Mari Burmeister    
2003 Tõnis Eenmäe, Taavi Tuvikene    
2002 Indrek Vurm, Anti Hirv    
2001 Helina Eerik    
2000 Antti Tamm    
1999 Gert Hütsi    
1998 Alar Puss    
1997 V.V.Pustõnski