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, cultural and Indigenous astronomy, high energy astrophysics and transients, state of the art simulations of the early Universe, LIGO gravitational wave 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 2021) 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 Jul 31 (this deadline is for international students). Successful candidates will be supported through the formal U. Melbourne application process.
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