This scholarship connects the brightest young physicists or mathematicians to a leading research centre overseas or in Australia.

About our CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics

The founders of this scholarship know that early experience in leading overseas laboratories greatly benefits the graduate embarking on a research career and Australian science. The CSIRO Alumni scholarship in physics is a $6000 travel scholarship available to post graduate students to fund their travel costs to visit and/or conduct research in an overseas or interstate institution, such as a university or research establishment of international standing.

The scholarship honours the contributions of Drs. John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price to Australian science and Physics in particular.

They were leaders and mentors in the physics community, inspiring those around them and they enjoyed nothing more than passing on their skills and knowledge to younger scientists. It is fitting to honour their memories through the establishment of a post-graduate scholarship based on academic achievement.

In conjunction with the Laboratories Credit Union and generous donations from Alumni, the family, friends and colleagues, this scholarship was created in their honour.

The award

The 2021 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics will be a postgraduate scholarship of $6,000, which will be used to fund travel costs to visit and/or conduct research in an overseas or interstate institution such as a University or research establishment of international standing in the field of proposed research. In these uncertain times, we understand that travel restrictions may have an impact. To reflect the current situation, we have updated our criteria for the 2021 scholarship to allow the winner up to 18 months to use the scholarship for travel or use it to further their career with training, attend online conferences or develop their research.

Requirements and eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • students who have completed their undergraduate degree and enrolled into a higher science degree at an Australian university
  • be eligible under the application criteria.

How to apply

Applications will open on 1 September 2020. The closing date is 4 December 2020.

Please read the full application criteria to ensure you understand the requirements and are eligible to apply.


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