Scholarships

The School of Physics offers a range of Scholarships to outstanding students. Students may also be eligible for a Science Faculty or University level Scholarship. Please visit the Scholarships and Grants page for more information.


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Monash - Australian Astronomical Observatory
Honours Scholarship in Astrophysics

The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO)and Monash University School of Physics are offering one $5000 Honours Scholarship to the most meritorious student undertaking a joint Monash - AAO Honours astrophysics project in 2013.

This prestigious award enables the top students from Australia's largest undergraduate university to work on leading research with astronomers from Australia's national optical observatory. (View the flyer here.)

To be eligible, applicants should have completed a Bachelor programmes in Science(or an appropriately related area) to at least third year, and be eligible for entry into the Honours programme at Monash. The scholarships are awarded on the basis ofmerit and academic excellence, (subject to the overall standard of the applicants in a given year).

Information about the Monash Physics Honours programme (and a Project List) can be found through the links.

Further information (including the terms of the award) and how to apply are in the Application Form (available here).

Applications are due 1 March 2013.

More information:
Dr Heath Jones

School of Physics, Monash University 3800 Victoria
ph: (03) 99024921 fax: (03) 99053637
email:Heath.Jones@monash.edu


PhD top-up scholarship

PhD top-up scholarship

School of Physics, Monash University

Closing date: 31st October 2013

A PhD top-up scholarship of $5,000 per year is available for three years for a student commencing at the beginning of 2014 on the topic of atomic resolution imaging with electrons, to be supervised by Dr Scott Findlay in the School of Physics, Monash University.

Knowing where atoms are and how they bond is essential for understanding new materials.  The development of aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy has allowed for individual atoms to be imaged with unprecedented precision. However, only a limited amount of information obtainable from such microscopes is currently exploited.  Involving theoretical modelling, computation and experimental data analysis, the research project will centre upon developing novel imaging modes using a segmented detector developed by Dr Findlay’s colleagues at the University of Tokyo.  Students will also have the opportunity of working with the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy.

This top-up scholarship is intended to supplement a scholarship for doctoral study, such as an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Monash University PhD scholarship.  Strong Australian students who have completed, or expect to complete, a four year undergraduate degree at H1 level have a good chance of obtaining such scholarships. The deadline for applications for these scholarships is also 31st October 2013, and must be applied for separately.  For further information on these scholarships and Monash application procedures, please contact Staff and Student Services Officer Mrs Jean Pettigrew via email at: jean.pettigrew@monash.edu.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Scott Findlay via email: scott.findlay@monash.edu.


J L William Honours Scholarships

Outstanding physics graduates are encouraged to apply for prestigious J. L. William Scholarships to undertake honours studies within the School of Physics at Monash University. The Scholarship is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents; it provides a non-taxable stipend of $5,000 for one year.

An important feature of the Honours year is the research project, which is devoted to exploring in depth some contemporary topic in experimental or theoretical physics. A list of research topics offered by the School of Physics is available at:
http://www.monash.edu.au/science/about/schools/physics/undergrad/honsproj2013.pdf.

Further information on the honours programme in physics may be found at:
http://www.monash.edu.au/science/about/schools/physics/undergrad/honours.html

Please forward this application to Mrs Jean Pettigrew via E-mail at: Jean.Pettigrew@monash.edu or by mail to: Mrs Jean Pettigrew, Staff and Student Services Officer, School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800.
Telephone enquiries: (03) 9905 3651; Fax: (03) 9905 3637.

The closing date for this scholarship is Friday 13 December 2013


J L William PhD Scholarships

Applications are invited for the prestigious J. L. William Scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies leading to a PhD within the School of Physics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. These Scholarships are available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand. The J. L. William scholarships are awarded as a top up scholarship for applicants who have successfully obtained one of the following awards:

The J. L. William Scholarships provide a yearly non-taxable top up which takes the successful applicant's annual stipend to $A30,000. Outstanding students who have completed, or expect to complete, a four year undergraduate degree at H1 level are encouraged to apply. Information on research topics offered by the School of Physics is available at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/science/about/schools/physics/research/

Postgraduate enquiries to Dr Alexis Bishop: Alexis.Bishop@monash.edu

Please forward this application together with your Academic Record, CV, the contact details of Two Referees and any Refereed Publications to Mrs Jean Pettigrew via E-mail at: jean.pettigrew@monash.edu or by mail to: Mrs Jean Pettigrew, Staff and Student Services Officer, School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800. Telephone enquiries: (03) 9905 3651; Fax: (03) 9905 3637.


J L William International PhD Scholarships

High Achieving International students are invited to apply for the prestigious J. L. William International Scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies leading to a PhD within the School of Physics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. These Scholarships are available to all International students. The J.L. William scholarships are awarded as a Top up scholarship for applicants who have successfully been awarded one of the following awards:

The J. L. William Scholarships provide a yearly non-taxable top up which takes the successful applicant's annual stipend to $A30,000. Outstanding students who have completed, or expect to complete, a four year undergraduate degree at H1 level are encouraged to apply. Information on research topics offered by the School of Physics is available at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/science/about/schools/physics/research/

Postgraduate enquiries to Alexis Bishop: Alexis.Bishop@monash.edu

Please forward this application together with your Academic Record, CV, the contact details of Two Referees and any Refereed Publications to Mrs Jean Pettigrew via E-mail at: jean.pettigrew@monash.edu or by mail to: Mrs Jean Pettigrew, Staff and Student Services Officer, School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800. Telephone enquiries: (03) 9905 3651; Fax: (03) 9905 3637.


Monash University Jubilee Honours Scholarships

The Monash University Jubilee Honours Scholarship was introduced to acknowledge the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Monash University and to encourage high-achieving undergraduate students to continue into research programs.

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