We invite well-qualified students of any nationality to apply to the PhD program at Curtin University's Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) based in Perth, Australia, to work on radio astronomy or radio astronomy engineering. We have a wide range of potential PhD projects to choose from.
CIRA forms one half of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), a joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia. Curtin University operates the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), the precursor to the low frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and supports a large research group spanning radio astronomy (galactic, extragalactic), pulsars, accretion physics, studies of the Epoch of Reionisation (EoR), and radio astronomy engineering research including significant participation in developing systems (hardware and software) for the SKA.
Please note this is a two stage process:
Once confirmed as the preferred choice for a given project by a supervisor, students may proceed with the scholarship application. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Research Training Programme (RTP) scholarship may be found here. The deadline for the scholarship application is 1st September 2020.
CIRA is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Total value of the annual scholarships (stipend and fees) is approx. $60,000 - $70,000 p.a.
Curtin PhD Stipends are valued at $28,092 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years.
Successful applicants will receive a 100% Fee offset.
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