Macquarie University Two Full-Time PhD Scholarships 2011

Macquarie University Two Full-Time PhD Scholarships 2011

About Macquarie University:
Macquarie has continued its rise up the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, moving up 17 places from 286th in the world in 2007 to 269th this year. Macquarie is currently ranked 9th in Australia.

Two full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are available in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences associated with successful ARC project DP110103284. Only one of these scholarships is available to a suitably qualified international student.
Recently, new work has discovered compelling evidence that amphibole plays a major role in magma processing at arcs, and therefore in the origin of the continental crust. It now appears that amphibole plays a major role in the differentiation of arc magmas and is therefore an important component of geochemical reservoirs in the mid-deep arc crust. This implication has very important consequences, such as determining the geochemical nature of the continental crust.
The students working on this project will carry out research at Macquarie University, but will have opportunities to interact with earth scientists involved in the project from the UK. The project uses a combined experimental, geochemical and petrological approach, but applicants are also invited to discuss their own research agendas. Funds will also be available for conferences and sample collection.

The 2011 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $22,860 pa tax exempt for 3.5 years. For an international candidate tuition fees will be covered for the scholarship period. For a domestic candidate tuition fees are covered by RTS funding.

How To Apply:
Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Last Date To Apply: 28.2.2011

Macquarie University
NSW 2109
Phone:+61 2 9850 7111


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