Dunbar physics honours scholarship

  • up to $25,000 package including accommodation assistance
  • mentoring and networking program
  • diverse research options
  • largest physics program in Australia
  • travel grants to discuss interests
  • open to Australian and New Zealand students

The Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) at the Australian National University (ANU) undertakes high calibre research in a diverse range of areas. It is considered by peers to be amongst the top physics and engineering institutions in the world and is the largest physics school in the country. The culture of interdisciplinary research at RSPE is strong so you will not be boxed into one field of study. With an excellent supervisor to student ratio, you will also get the attention you need to excel.

Much more than financial support, the Dunbar physics honours scholarship takes you beyond the lab and gives you the full academic experience.

You will be mentored throughout your Honours year so you can learn about the scientific and academic worlds. You will participate in networking opportunities both here and overseas, making connections with key players n your field. If you decide that you want to stay on for further study, you will have the opportunity to continue towards a PhD.

Ten scholarships with up to $10,000 stipend and an additional living and accommodation of up to $15,000 will be available. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit. On-campus accommodation for interstate and New Zealand recipients will be guaranteed, and accommodation support for local students will be considered.

Travel grants are available so you can visit RSPE at ANU to discuss our interests with us and find out how they fit into the diverse range of research options we offer. As part of his opportunity, you will get to visit the on-campus accommodation facilities and experience the unique ANU and Canberra culture.

The Dunbar physics honours scholarship has been established in memory of the late Professor Noel David Dunbar who was the Professor of Physics from 1958 to 1968 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of ANU from 1968 to 1977.

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Pursuing a novel dream

Pursuing a novel dream

If I met the donor, I would thank them for the opportunities they have opened to me, as well as pledge to give my studies everything I can.

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Learning for a career in teaching

Learning for a career in teaching

David is hoping to use the skills he's learning to pursue a career in teaching

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Sought ANU for a unique opportunity

Sought ANU for a unique opportunity

I came to ANU from New Zealand, as I knew it had a good research facility and offered programs I was interested in.

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An education beyond the Lab

An education beyond the Lab

It's a really friendly environment, a great place to work. You feel that you are part of a community.

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An interstate move for an interplanetary view

An interstate move for an interplanetary view

Physics makes sense to me, it fits with the way I think, and tries to answer the questions that I think are important.

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A warm welcome for Charles Li

A warm welcome for Charles Li

I was attracted by the prestige and internationally renowned research facilities at the ANU.

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Application requirements: Please read the terms and conditions and complete an application form

Closing date: 30th November

If you want to know more about the scholarship, your research options, RSPE or ANU, our friendly team can be reached on:

T: +61 2 6125 1315
E: rspe.hdr.sa@anu.edu.au
F: +61 2 6125 5457

Updated:  17 August 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster