PhD Top-up Grant in Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell Research

A scholarship top up stipend of $5000 per annum is available for a PhD candidate in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or any other equivalent PhD scholarship (including an international scholarship), who wishes to undertake research in development of Semiconductor Quantum Dot solar cells.

Value and duration

The scholarship top up provides $5000 per annum (tax free) for three years in addition to the Australian Postgraduate Award or any other equivalent scholarship which has been awarded.

Number of scholarships available

One

Eligibility

For a domestic student, to be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • have received a First class honours
  • have an undergraduate degree in physical chemistry, material chemistry or a similar subject
  • be able to commence full time from Semester 1 2017
  • enroll in a postgraduate research (PhD) degree within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • be a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2017.

For an international student, to be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have received a First class honours or equivalent degree
  • have an undergraduate or master degree in physical chemistry, material chemistry or a similar subject
  • be able to commence full time from Semester 1 2017
  • enroll in a postgraduate research (PhD) degree within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • be a recipient of an international full scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants are expected to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) through RMIT University. The closing date for APA applications is the end of October.

Find out more information about the APA scholarship application process.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications will close when a recipient has been chosen.

Further info

The School of Engineering is undertaking research focused on synthesis of nanomaterials, and developments of a series of solar cells including perovskite solar cells, dye or semiconductor quantum dot sensitised solar cells, conjugated polymer/metal oxide hybrid solar cells, and developments of solar water splitting devices and other artificial photosynthetic devices. The group employs state of the art time-resolved laser spectroscopies.

Further details of the research group can be found on Associate Professor Tachibana staff profile.

Contact

For further enquiries please contact Associate Professor Tachibana.