The University of Western Australia (UWA) node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) invites international applications for its PhD program for commencement 2022.
ICRAR is one of Australia’s top astronomical research institutes. Established in 2009 as a high profile equal joint venture between Curtin University and UWA, ICRAR is a leading organization in the international Square Kilometre Array project. ICRAR/UWA hosts a vibrant and friendly research environment where PhD students carry out cutting-edge projects in observational and theoretical astrophysics, often including work in "Big Data" methodologies and technologies. ICRAR/UWA researchers play leading roles in programs that exploit state-of-the-art radio telescopes (e.g. ASKAP), exquisite multi-wavelength datasets (e.g. GAMA, DEVILS, SAMI), and the latest galaxy formation models run on powerful HPC facilities, such as the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and other National Computational Infrastructure in Australia.
Situated on the Swan River, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Its open courtyards lush and verdant, are a place to study and relax, taking advantage of Perth’s beautiful climate. ICRAR/UWA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. A range of PhD scholarships are available, covering tuition fees, health insurance, living allowance support and research/travel expenses. Details of available scholarships and how to apply can be found here, advice for applicants here, and English eligibility requirements here. Given Australia’s current international travel restrictions, exceptions will be required for students relocate to Australia. However, successful candidates will be helped through the travel exemption process and commencement of the placement will occur as early as possible in 2022.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore the PhD projects on offer at ICRAR/UWA and contact potential supervisors to discuss the project prior to submitting an application.
Applicants are requested to submit an application to UWA via its online system. Your submitted documentation must include full transcript & completion certificates including grading scale; CV; publications; thesis; passport bio page; English language test result and summary of proposed research (developed in conjunction with a potential supervisor). Please also arrange to have two reference letters sent by this deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that this scholarship round is for international students only.