We invite applications from exceptionally talented students planning a PhD in astrophysics or cosmology for the N. D. Goldsworthy Scholarship for Physics.
The University of Melbourne is engaged in cutting edge research in observational and theoretical astrophysics, including SkyHopper – the world’s first concept for an actively-cooled infrared space telescope on a CubeSat, high energy astrophysics and transients, state of the art simulations of the early Universe, LIGO data analysis, high-redshift galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and 21 cm observations. The group also hosts nodes of two research centres, OzGRAV and ASTRO-3D.
The N. D. Goldsworthy scholarship comes with a tax-free stipend of AUD$37,200/yr (in 2020) for 3.5 years. Applicants will also be considered for research-only scholarships with a stipend of AUD$31,200/yr. See the Faculty of Science link for more information about the PhD program.
Applicants should submit an Expression of Interest through the link, including a statement of research interests, CV, transcripts if possible, and two reference letters by Aug 5 (this deadline is for international students). Successful candidates will be supported through the formal U. Melbourne application process.
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