[ASA] ICRAR/UWA Research Training Program out-of-round PhD scholarship call

Claudia Lagos Urbina claudia.lagos at uwa.edu.au
Wed Feb 22 15:14:20 AEDT 2023

Dear colleagues,

Could you please distribute the out-of-round PhD call below to interested students?

Thanks in advance,

Claudia Lagos

ASTRO 3D Senior Research Fellow & Associate Professor -- Tel:(+61 8) 6488 3677
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research           web:www.clagos.com
University of Western Australia , 7 Fairway, Crawley, Perth, Australia

ICRAR/UWA Research Training Program Out-of-round PhD Scholarship Applications

The University of Western Australia (UWA)<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/J7LVC71R2NTmDw0ELu8SdmJ?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com> node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/J7LVC71R2NTmDw0ELu8SdmJ?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com> invites applications for a fully-funded Research Training Program (RTP<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/yFhBC81V0PTjoEAO9t1hkqg?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>) PhD scholarship for domestic students (Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen) to start in mid-2023. This scholarship can be undertaken in any of the research areas at ICRAR UWA, with a full list of currently-available postgraduate projects found here<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/X-m_C91WPRTmGD6R8u3owmX?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>.

ICRAR is one of Australia’s top astronomical research institutes. Established in 2009 as a high profile equal joint venture between Curtin University and UWA, ICRAR is a leading organization in the international Square Kilometre Array project.

ICRAR/UWA hosts a vibrant and friendly research environment where PhD students carry out cutting-edge projects in observational and theoretical astrophysics, often including work in "Big Data" methodologies and technologies. ICRAR/UWA researchers play leading roles in programs that exploit state-of-the-art radio telescopes, exquisite multi-wavelength datasets, and the latest galaxy formation models run on powerful HPC facilities, such as the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/jdxjC0YKPvi21p9JjTWqNC7?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>. Situated on the Swan River, UWA is one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Its open courtyards, lush and verdant, are a place to study and relax, taking advantage of Perth’s beautiful climate.

The RTP PhD scholarship, covers tuition fees, living allowance support and research/travel expenses. For details about ICRAR/UWA's PhD program, including eligibility requirements and potential projects, visit the ICRAR/UWA webpage<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/EEAHCgZ0N1ilMDjP8TEup0v?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>.

Applicants are requested to send a 1-page cover letter including proposed project, a CV, academic transcripts, and a copy of their masters or bachelor thesis, to phd_uwa at icrar.org by Friday 17th March 2023. Applicants are also requested to arrange for two reference letters to be sent to phd_uwa at icrar.org by the deadline. Applicants should comply with the UWA's English language requirements<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Yv1kCjZ1N7ijWVwlgtnA51x?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com> and meet that RTP eligibility requirements found here<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/JWo4Ck81N9tnxPRYgUkHX_p?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>. Importantly, applicants are only deemed eligible for the award of an RTP scholarship if they have a combined thesis plus coursework WAM average mark of above 75%. Further information can be found in the UWA advice for applicants<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/dml_Clx1NjioQj3OLhgT3K6?domain=aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com>.

ICRAR/UWA is committed to equity and diversity, and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

If you have any questions regarding PhD applications at ICRAR/UWA or the selection process, please contact Dr Luke Davies at phd_uwa at icrar.org.

Key Dates:

 Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023

Selection Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

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