John Shaw Scholarship

Overview

Each year the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics ("the RSAA") in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences may offer an award known as the John Shaw Scholarship ("the award").

The objective of the award is to support PhD students pursuing studies or research in the astrophysics of the universe (excluding our solar system), using optical and radio astronomy, and related theoretical investigations.

Funding for this award has been provided by the John Shaw Foundation, which among other goals aims to support study and research in the astrophysics of the universe, and advance Australia's position in the world. In establishing this award, the John Shaw Foundation hopes that any business or individual that develops patents or derives financial benefit from the work of a student funded by the John Shaw Scholarship considers making a donation towards the continued support and endowment of the scholarship.

Field of study

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Eligibility

The award will be available each year to a prospective or continuing student who:


(a)  is a domestic student;
(b)  is enrolled or enrolling full‐time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, within the RSAA, pursuing studies or research in the astrophysics of the universe (excluding our solar system), using optical and radio astronomy and related theoretical studies; and
(c)  has, in the case of continuing students, completed all the required milestones to the satisfaction of the Delegated Authority in RSAA.

 

How to apply

Students are assessed for eligibility based on the criteria or conditions prescribed under the Eligibility section. No application is required as students are automatically considered for the scholarship as part of the ANU admissions process.