PhD Scholarships at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics of the Australian National University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Cotter Road
Job Announcement Text: 

The Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU) invites applications from outstanding undergraduate and master’s students of all nationalities for several fully funded PhD scholarships to commence in 2024. Candidates will be considered based on merit, with the primary criterion for selection being formal university education and training in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or Astronomical Instrumentation. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated track record of research experience in Astrophysics.

ANU is one of Australia's premier universities. Our astronomers have won the Nobel Prize, the Prime Minister's Science Prize, and Australian Research Council Laureate, Federation, and Future Fellowships. RSAA academics include members of the National Academies of Science in Australia, the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain. Our graduating students regularly achieve prestigious international fellowships including Fulbright, Hubble, CfA, ESO, Magellan, CITA, and Jansky Fellowships.

PhD research projects are at the cutting-edge of Astrophysics, ranging from observations with state-of-the-art telescopes and instruments, as well as theoretical simulations and modelling using high performance computing. In addition to PhD projects in observational and theoretical/computational Astrophysics we also offer PhDs in instrumentation research.

The Australian National University is in Canberra, one of the few capital cities where beautiful nature reserves are integral to the urban planning. RSAA is based at Mount Stromlo within the Stromlo Forest Park, which includes world-class mountain-bike trails, and extensive equestrian and hiking trails.

PhD scholarship applications are due by 30 November 2023. For details on how to apply, including a list of documents to be submitted, eligibility requirements, and examples of available research projects and supervisors, see

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal opportunities to those of all backgrounds, identities, and protected attributes. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities and underrepresented groups, affirming our commitment to fostering a richly diverse and equitable community.

The ANU offers a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements (including vacation, sick, and maternity leave) and prestigious top-up scholarships.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Christoph Federrath
Chair, PhD admissions committee
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
+61 2 6125 0221
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sam Slater
Graduate admissions