Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics

Applications open
Automatic consideration (offered every 3 years)
Payment per year
3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Students with Disabilities
Supplementary Scholarships
Available In
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)
Available To
Future Students
Commencing Students

The Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics has been established through a generous gift by Mrs Peggy Barker, made in memory of her late husband Dr Tony Barker and their joint interest in physics with a preference for theoretical physics. Mrs Barker and her late husband studied at the University of Adelaide. The late Dr Tony Barker was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, outside of his deep passion for physics. Mrs Peggy Barker hopes that the recipient of this scholarship will be an excellent Physics student as well as be involved in other University activities such as sporting or artistic endeavours.

The Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are full time commencing postgraduate students, studying a PhD in physics with a preference for theoretical physics. The scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years and is to be supplementary to a postgraduate research scholarship already awarded.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia to be considered. The successful application will be selected by the University on the grounds of his or her academic merit. Preference will be given to a candidate involved in other areas of University life (sporting or artistic) in addition to their studies.

Stipend: $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years, no extensions will be offered.

Applying:  The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications. When open, applications must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

A copy of the scholarship rules is available here.