ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Scholarship


Each year the ARC Centre for Excellence for Climate System Science ("the Centre"), in the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, may offer up to two scholarships known as the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Scholarship ("the award")
The objective of the award is to provide a unique research experience that will allow students to develop scientific and professional skills to be successful in the field of climate system science.

Field of study

Climate System Science


The award is available each year to a prospective or continuing ANU student who is undertaking a Bachelor of Science Honours degree or equivalent (eg. PhB, BSc (Adv) Hons), or a coursework Masters degree, at the Australian National University. 

Applicants should be intending to enrol full-time.

Awardees must be undertaking a research project consistent with the activities of the Centre as summarised in the "Further information" section (below). Applications focusing solely on climate change impacts and/or adaptation will not be considered. Projects can include laboratory and/or field and/or modelling studies.


The Scholarship provides a stipend of $7500 per annum.  Up to 2 may be awarded each year.

How to apply

There is only one round of offers for this scholarship each year. If you are going to commence your honours or masters mid year, you must apply in this round. Applications open 31 August and 30 November each year

You will be required to provide a statement of the project title, research and the (proposed) supervisor/s (maximum 1 page)

Further information

Climate System Science is the quantitative study of the climate system designed to enable modelling of the future of the climate system. It is built on a core of the sciences of the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and land surface. It includes the physics, dynamics and biology of these systems, and the flow of energy, water and chemicals between them. Climate System Science builds mathematical models of these systems based on observations. It describes these observations, and the underlying physics of the system, in computer codes. These computer codes are known as a "climate model" and utilise very large super computers.