Bursaries available with the Centre for Radio Cosmology at the University of the Western Cape 2019

The CRC is offering MSc and PhD Bursaries in Cosmology in 2019 at UWC

The Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) at UWC is internationally recognized for its research on cosmology with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), MeerKAT and other telescopes. CRC staff are closely involved in the South African and international SKA Projects. About 15 postdoctoral researchers and 15 PhD/MSc students are doing research at UWC. See http://astro.uwc.ac.za for further details.

The CRC is offering MSc and PhD bursaries for 2019. Successful applicants will be supervised by Prof Mario Santos, Prof Roy Maartens or Dr Ed Elson, on cutting-edge projects in cosmology with radio surveys. The available topics cover the Key Science goals of the SKA in cosmology – which have synergies with the science goals of the major upcoming optical/ infrared surveys, such as DESI, Euclid and LSST. Students also have the possibility to be co-supervised by visiting professors, Matt Jarvis (Oxford University), Romeel Davé (University of Edinburgh), Stefano Camera (University of Turin), Phil Bull (Queen Mary London) and Alkistis Pourtsidou (Queen Mary London). Students will also have opportunities to spend time in institutions abroad, in particular the ones above.

Applicants should send the following PDF documents by email:
CV + transcripts of all university-level results + a brief statement of research interests.
Applicants should also arrange for 2 reference letters to be sent directly to us by referees, with the same closing date.
Email address: mgrsantos@uwc.ac.za
Deadline: 20 September 2018

CRC bursaries are at the same level as bursaries from SKA South Africa:
MSc: 2 years at R119k pa + travel grant (up to R26.5k pa) + equipment grant (up to R24k for 2 years)
PhD: 3 years at R136k pa + travel grant (up to R32k pa) + equipment grant (up to R36k for 3 years)
Tuition fees will be fully paid by the CRC.

See the link below for more details!

UWC CRC Bursaries 2019