CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2020


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CSIRO’s Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. Students will work alongside Australia's leading research scientists and engineers in first-class facilities on projects relevant to priority CSIRO research topic areas.

PhD Top-up PhD Scholarships are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas. Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent scholarship, commencing in late 2019 or early 2020. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO. Information about our Postgraduate Scholarships can be found at: https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/Studentships/Postgraduate-scholarships

Details of the research areas and on how to apply are available at: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/

Locations: Various locations across Australia

Scholarship: Top-Up scholarship of AU$7,000 per annum, plus a generous operating budget of AU$10,000 per annum

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To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;

  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;

  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and

  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you.

If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD at 1 January 2020.

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of student project.

  • Academic calibre of the student.

  • Availability of appropriate university supervision.

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How to Apply for this job

Please apply online via the CSIRO Careers website. The link to current student opportunities is: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/ Applications close: Thursday 31 October 2019 (10.55pm AEDT)

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