Macquarie University is currently seeking outstanding candidates for PhD scholarships for 2021. Scholarships are available for a range of PhD projects in astronomy, astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation. For a list of current projects, see here.
Macquarie University’s astronomy and astrophysics research group ranks among the best in Australia. We offer Doctoral and Masters by Research degrees on topics ranging from exoplanets to distant galaxies, star formation to stellar death, the evolution and origin of our Milky Way Galaxy, the design and fabrication of astronomical instrumentation, and much more. Many projects are offered through Australian Astronomical Optics, which has a major node (AAO Macquarie) on campus, or offered jointly with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), who operate Australia’s national radio astronomical observatories.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and cover fees and a tax-free living allowance of AU$28,092 per year. PhD students may also apply for research support for equipment and international travel of up to $15,000 over their degrees.
Macquarie University consistently ranks highly in international surveys. Located in the heart of Sydney's high-technology business precinct, our campus is set on 126 hectares of green parkland, with everything you need to study, live and play. As a Macquarie University astronomer, you will join a large and diverse group of researchers and students from all over the world. We actively strive to create an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment to all people who work and study with us.
To apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach undergraduate and Masters level transcripts, a short CV, and some information about yourself and any projects you might be interested in. We will connect you with the relevant supervisors, who can mentor you through the application process.
Deadline for international scholarship applications: 31st July 2020
Deadline for domestic scholarship applications 31st October 2020