[ASA] Correction: RSAA Masters Advanced scholarships and higher degree research information days

Michael Ireland michael.ireland at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 8 18:11:28 AEST 2014

The application email address for travel scholarships in the previous email was incorrect. The following version of the announcement is correct (masters at mso.anu.edu.au<mailto:masters at mso.anu.edu.au>)
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (Canberra) is running a new Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) from 2015, with information days on 2-3 October.   This Masters Advanced is a new prestigious pathway into a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics which can be taken instead of, or in addition to, Honours.  The Masters Advanced is a 2-year advanced coursework masters, which includes 50% coursework and 50% research.  The total time spent on research is one full-time year, spread over two years, and is equivalent to the Masters that is taken before PhD in Europe and the US under the Bologna Model. We believe this kind of program is necessary to give Australian students the breadth and depth to compete internationally.
RSAA is the premier astronomical research institution in Australia. Our staff and students have access to world-class facilities and instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini 8m telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, the Keck 10m telescopes in Hawaii, the 6.5m Magellan Telescope in Chile, the Anglo-Australian telescope 4m (AAT), the ANU 2.3m telescope, and radio telescopes based in Australia and overseas. The RSAA has premium access to the Australia’s fastest supercomputers based at the National Computational Infrastructure supercomputing facility in Canberra.
The Advanced Instrumentation & Technology Centre at the RSAA combines research excellence with technical capability to deliver innovative astronomical instrumentation for ground-based astronomy and small satellites. The RSAA is a partner in the international Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) consortium. In particular, our researchers are designing and building the integral-field spectrograph and adaptive optics for the GMT.
We are offering Masters Advanced scholarships with tax-free stipends of AUD$10,000 p.a., and also have a range of PhD scholarships and top-up scholarships available.
On 2-3 October, we will run action-packed higher-degree research information days, and are offering free travel and accommodation to top candidates to attend the information days. You will get the chance to hear about the latest research at RSAA from many of Australia’s top astronomers including Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt, and will get the chance to socialise with current students.  Visits to RSAA for prospective students who can not make these days are also possible, with 6-7 Nov preferred alternative dates. The deadline for the travel scholarship is 18 September. To apply, please send a description of any previous research experience, your academic transcript and curriculum vitae to masters at mso.anu.edu.au<mailto:masters at mso.anu.edu.au>.
For more information, see: http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/study.
 The email should have read "To apply, please send a description of any previous research experience, your academic transcript and curriculum vitae to masters at mso.anu.edu.au<mailto:masters at mso.anu.edu.au>."
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