ARC PhD international awards at University of Adelaide

  • PHD
  • $28,092 p.a. + tuition fee waiver

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.

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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;

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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.


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'.

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