[ASA] Swinburne PhD Scholarships in Observational, Computational & Theoretical Astrophysics

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Tue Mar 19 14:11:31 AEDT 2013

Swinburne PhD Scholarships in Observational, Computational & Theoretical Astrophysics 

The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) invites applications for its PhD program and scholarships from high-calibre students of any nationality.

With 16 research faculty and 50 postdocs and students from 20 different countries, CAS offers a vibrant, research-focused and friendly atmosphere where students help conduct - and learn how to lead - cutting-edge research in all major areas of astronomy.

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.

A range of PhD scholarships are available with tax-free stipends starting at AUD$27,653 p.a. with tuition fees waived. PhD students may access internal research funds to cover travel and other research expenses (e.g. conferences, telescope observing etc.).  Other benefits include relocation allowance to Melbourne, Australia. Thesis publication allowance. Standard 4-week p.a. recreation leave plus sick leave (including carer leave), paid maternity (12 weeks) and partner leave entitlements. 

Swinburne's Hawthorn campus is situated in a lively, urban setting just minutes by public transport from Melbourne's city centre. Melbourne, Australia's second-most  populous city (4 million), is renowned for its cafes, galleries, festivals, city parks, sports venues and teams.

For details about CAS's PhD program, including eligibility requirements, available supervisors, PhD topics and how to apply, see the web links below.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest (via online form - see links below) is April 15, 2013. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to discuss PhD projects with possible supervisors well before Swinburne's formal scholarship deadline (May 27, 2013).


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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