The scholarship honours the dedication of Drs John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price who so selflessly gave their time to mentor many of today’s scientists.
We encourage you to contribute to the scholarship as it is both a tax deduction and a brilliant way to promote a young scientist’s career. Overseas experience in a highly regarded laboratory is now nearly essential for a successful career.
Your support will help the next generation of physicists
With your help, the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics aims to connect a postgraduate physicist or mathematician to a leading research centre overseas.
The next scholarship will be awarded in Feb 2023 and we have updated our criteria to reflect the current situation, so that the winner will have up to 18 months to use the scholarship for travel or use it to further their career with training, attend online conferences and develop their research.
Research in physics is fundamental for Australia's future.
Everyone involved in the awarding of the Scholarship volunteer their time and services, so almost 100% of all donations go directly to funding the $6,000 travel scholarship.
All gifts over $2.00 are tax deductible and donations at any level will be gratefully received.
Cheques: Please send cheques to CSIRO Accounts Receivable - PO Box 883, Kenmore, QLD, 4069
By making a donation you are supporting our future scientists.
The CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics
Drs John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price were four dedicated scientists, 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 was the wish of family, friends and colleagues to find a way to honour their memories and it was only fitting to establish a student scholarship based on academic achievement.
Celebrating our 2022 winner
This year’s winner was Trey Guest and the award was presented by Prof Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist of CSIRO.
Trey’s project is “Wavefront Characterisation of MHz XFEL Pulses” and is a collaboration between the La Trobe University and the European XFEL and aims to leverage Australian expertise in x-ray physics to develop suitable phase-retrieval methods for application at the European XFEL.
Trey has travelled to the Hamburg metropolitan region of Germany to implement wavefront sensing schemes designed using wavefront simulations he has performed, as well as preliminary experiments undertaken at the Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) at the Australian Synchrotron.
The event was opened by Dr Scott Martin. Dr Bob Steele, Chair of the CSIRO Alumni NSW Chapter, then spoke about the history of the scholarship and how grateful we are to all those who have donated to keep the scholarship going each year.
CSIRO Alumni NSW Chapter Committee Members: Chair, Dr. Bob Steele, Brigitte Cox, Ian Plumb, Neil Galbraith, Robert Holland, Peter Steele, Sue Troath, Nick Charlie, Robert Sleigh, Anita Andrew, Susan Smith. (The Steele’s are not related!)
Everyone involved in the awarding of the Scholarship volunteer their time and services, so almost 100% of all donations go directly to funding the scholarship.