[ASA] PhD Scholarships at Swinburne University: Expressions of Interest due 17th September

Emma Ryan-Weber eryanweber at swin.edu.au
Thu Aug 9 09:18:34 AEST 2012

Dear ASA Members,

We would be grateful if you could bring the following to the attention of interested students.

PhD Scholarships at Swinburne University: Expressions of Interest due 17th September


The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) invites applications for its PhD program and scholarships from Australian and international students.

Expressions of Interest for PhD scholarships beginning in 2013 are due by September 17, 2012.

With 16 research faculty and 50 postdocs and students, CAS offers a vibrant, research-focused and friendly atmosphere where PhD students help conduct - and learn how to lead - cutting-edge research.

CAS has a collaborative agreement with Caltech guaranteeing up to 20 nights per year on the 10-m Keck Telescopes (Hawaii). CAS also hosts "The Green Machine" and the GPU-based "gSTAR" - two of Australia's most powerful supercomputers.

Our research strengths cover many areas of astronomy, from cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe, to quasars and the most distant known galaxies, to clusters and groups of galaxies, down to our own Milky Way, its structure and fascinating contents: pulsars, neutron stars, globular clusters, stars and planets. We also research 3-D visualisation techniques and applications of advanced scientific computing.

CAS scholarship stipends are, at minimum, AUD$26,728 per year (tax free) for both Australian and international PhD students. In addition to their scholarship stipend, students are allocated a high-end computer and may access internal research funds for telescope observing trips, conferences etc. Swinburne's Hawthorn campus is situated in a lively, urban setting just minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre. A relocation allowance is available for students and their dependents. Other benefits include thesis publication allowance, standard 4-week p.a. recreation leave plus sick leave (including carer leave), paid maternity (12 weeks) and partner leave entitlements.

For details about postgraduate study at CAS, including available supervisors, PhD topics and how to apply, see http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/study/postgradstudy.html

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is September 17th, 2012. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discuss PhD projects with possible supervisors well before Swinburne's formal scholarship deadline (October 29th, 2012).

Emma Ryan-Weber

Dr Emma Ryan-Weber
Senior Lecturer/QEII Research Fellow
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Swinburne University of Technology
Mail H30, PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)3 9214 4746

Work days: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

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