ARC - PhD Scholarship - Coarse Geometry: a novel approach to the Callias index & topological matter

Applications open
15 January 2020
Applications close
5 March 2020, or until filled
Payment per year
$28,092 per annum tax free
up to 3 years - commencing 1 July 2020
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Available To

This is an Australian Research Council PhD Research Scholarship funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant DP200100729, Coarse Geometry: a novel approach to the Callias index & topological matter, (Chief Investigators: Prof Mathai Varghese, Dr Peter Hochs, Dr Guo Chuan Thiang, 2020-2022). Successful students will be supervised by Prof Mathai Varghese and either of Dr Peter Hochs or Dr Guo Chuan Thiang. Topics include: Index theory, geometric analysis, noncommutative geometry, mathematics of condensed matter physics, coarse geometry and topology.

The standard application process for PhD scholarships for international students is highly competitive; this scholarship is an opportunity to gain direct entry into our PhD program outside of that process.


In order to be eligible for consideration an applicant must:

  • have completed their qualifying Masters program of study;
  • be a domestic student or an international student at the time of application and enrolment;
  • enrol as a commencing student in a full-time PhD research program in Pure Mathematics/School of Mathematical Sciences/ University of Adelaide in the approved semester;


The scholarship duration will be for up to three years for a Doctoral research degree. 

For the duration of the scholarship the recipient will receive a 100% Tuition Fee Waiver and a stipend of AUD$28,092 (2020 rate, indexed annually) per annum.  

Further details available from : Professor Mathai Varghese FAA  Elder Professor of Mathematics -


Application is a two stage process:

1. Application for Admission Only must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:  Please indicate the name of the scholarship in the research interests field in the online application form.

2. Please email a summary of your application for admission to Professor Mathai Varghese ( with “Application for Australian Research Council PhD Research Scholarship - Coarse Geometry: a novel approach to the Callias index & topological matter" in the subject heading.  You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.