Joan Duffield PhD Supplementary Scholarship


Each year the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (the "School"), ANU College of Science (the "College"), may offer a limited number of Awards known as the Joan Duffield PhD Supplementary Scholarship ("the Award").

The objective of the Award is to encourage outstanding Australian students to pursue PhD studies in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Funding for this Award was provided by Miss Joan Duffield. Miss Duffield was the daughter of Professor Walter Geoffrey Duffield, the inaugural Director of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory at Mount Stromlo. Miss Duffield was a treasured member of the Mount Stromlo community and a long-time supporter of science and astronomy.

Field of study

Astronomy and Astrophysics


The award will be available each year to a prospective (or continuing, within the first 6 months of commencing the PhD) student who is:

  1. a domestic student; and
  2. enrolling full time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian National University; and
  3. undertaking a PhD project within the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and
  4. awarded, and continues to hold, an approved ANU HDR base stipend scholarship, at minimum RTP base rate.


A supplementary scholarship in the value of $5,000 per year, paid fortnightly (for one-year only) parallel to the base stipend scholarship.

How to apply

There is no separate application for this award. All domestic applicants for the PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics with RSAA who receive a base stipend scholarship (e.g. RTP, URS, ANU PhD Scholarship) will be considered for this award.

Further information

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