Student’s participation to KAS20 is supported through a grant awarded by the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development. Thus, there is NO REGISTRATION FEE to attend.

For the first part, support will be available if needed to ensure equitable access to online resources.

For students invited to the future residential component, lodging and meals in Pokhara will be provided as well, and there might be some limited opportunities to partially support travel costs.

Application Deadline: 11 October 2020, 5pm GMT

Please access and submit the application form under this link:

Successful applicants will be selected promptly after the deadline, and early applications are strongly encouraged.

The KAS organizing committee aims to achieve participation by a diverse and international cohort of undergraduate and beginning graduate students, with substantial inclusion of those enrolled at institutions in Nepal. The selection will be based on a combination of (1) academic achievements and excellence relative to opportunity; (2) interest in astrophysics, demonstrably sustained over time; (3) future academic and professional plans; (4) communication skills, including proficiency in English.

Late applications will NOT be considered.