Macquarie University Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) PhD Scholarships

Macquarie University Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) PhD Scholarships
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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021 11pm AEST 

The Sydney Quantum Academy scholarships are available to domestic and international PhD candidates working in the field of quantum science and technology at one of the partner universities of the Sydney Quantum Academy. Macquarie University is one of these partner universities.

All candidates (domestic and international):

You are expected to apply for or be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program at an SQA partner university. Ph.D. projects must be in a field related to quantum technology. Please note you will not be offered an SQA Ph.D. scholarship unless you have a Ph.D. offer of admission.

We encourage applicants based overseas to apply. If you are based overseas, and not currently an Australian resident or holder of a permanent resident visa, your application will be considered. However, any offer will be dependent on the border restrictions in place by the Australian Government in response to COVID-19.

Attend an information session

Drop into one of the online PhD Scholarship info sessions on August 20 to find out about the program and how to apply. It will cover the scholarship streams, the application process, SQA’s PhD Experience Program, and answer your questions! Register here

Availability

For all SQA Scholarships: 

  • Scholarships are open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and international applicants.
  • You are expected to apply for or be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an SQA partner university. PhD projects must be in a field related to quantum technology. Please note you will not be offered an SQA PhD scholarship unless you have a PhD offer of admission. Find out how to apply for a quantum PhD in Sydney
  • You must have the support of an academic staff member at one of the partner universities. To assist you in your application, potential supervisors can be searched on our Sydney Quantum Experts directory. Browse here

For the SQA Primary Scholarship: 

  • You must not hold another primary PhD stipend scholarship (for example, a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship).
  • You must be a student who has commenced or is due to commence your PhD studies from July 2021 – June 2022. International students may also commence in the second half of 2022. Students who commenced in June 2021 or prior are not eligible.

For the SQA Supplementary Scholarship: 

  • You must hold, or have an offer to hold, a primary PhD stipend scholarship (for example, a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship).
  • The scholarship value of your primary PhD stipend must not exceed the value of AU$33,000 per annum.
  • You must be a student who has commenced or is due to commence your PhD studies from July 2021 – June 2022. International students may also commence in the second half of 2022. Students who commenced in June 2021 or prior are not eligible.

For the SQA Supplementary Extension Scholarship:

  • You must hold, or have an offer to hold, a primary PhD stipend scholarship (for example, a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship).
  • Your primary PhD stipend scholarship must be of a length less than 4 years (full-time equivalent).
  • The scholarship value of your primary PhD stipend may exceed the value of AU$33,000 per annum.
  • You must be a student who has commenced or is due to commence your PhD studies from July 2021 – June 2022. International students may also commence in the second half of 2022. Current students who commenced in June 2021 or prior may be considered at the discretion of the applicant’s university. 

For the SQA PhD Experience Program Scholarship:

  • You can be a student at any stage of your PhD at an SQA partner university.

Please refer to the Sydney Quantum Academy website for details and the application form.

Scholarship Components

The SQA scholarships recognise and foster outstanding postgraduate research degree candidates. There are 4 streams of SQA PhD Scholarships.

SQA PRIMARY PHD SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is available for domestic and international applicants with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential. Successful candidates will undertake a full-time PhD program in quantum technology at one of the four partner universities.

  • The SQA PhD Scholarship provides a stipend of AU$35,000 per annum (pro rata) for a maximum duration of four years (full-time equivalent).
  • Student tuition, health cover and visa fees will be waived for successful international applicants.
  • Entry to the SQA PhD Experience Program. Completion of the program is required.
  • Access to SQA career development funding.
SQA SUPPLEMENTARY PHD SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is available for excellent applicants currently undertaking a full-time PhD program in quantum technology as well as for newly commencing candidates at one of the four partner universities.

  • A stipend top-up worth the difference of the recipient’s primary PhD stipend and AU$35,000 per annum (pro rata) for the period of their primary PhD stipend.
  • A stipend extension worth AU$35,000 per annum (pro rata) for the period of the recipient’s PhD candidature that is not covered by their primary PhD stipend.
  • Entry to the SQA PhD Experience Program. Completion of the program is required.
  • Access to SQA career development funding.
SQA SUPPLEMENTARY EXTENSION PHD SCHOLARSHIP
  • A stipend extension worth AU$35,000 per annum (pro rata) for the period of the recipient’s PhD candidature that is not covered by their primary PhD stipend.
  • Entry to the SQA PhD Experience Program. Completion of the program is required.
  • Access to SQA career development funding.
SQA PHD EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Entry to the SQA PhD Experience Program. Completion of the program is optional but encouraged.
  • Access to SQA career development funding.

How to Apply

Before you commence your online application:

  • Read and follow the Application Guidelines on how to prepare your application. Applications that do not comply with these guidelines will be disqualified.
  • Please read through the Conditions of Award before submitting your application.

Please refer to SQA – How to apply webpage here for more information.

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