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PhD and Honours Scholarships for women at the ARC's Quantum Computing Centre

PhD and Honours Scholarships for women at the ARC's Quantum Computing Centre

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Full information available from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology website.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), led by Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow, Michelle Simmons, at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is committed to attracting, retaining and developing women in STEM. The team is looking for female PhD and Honours students to join their multidisciplinary research group of scientists and engineers developing quantum computing and communication technologies of the future.

Throughout 2021, top-up scholarships are available to female candidates that have secured a new PhD or Honours role at one of CQC²T's Australian partner universities.

Successful candidates are supported by a mentor at their chosen university, and given access to a wide range of resources to assist with the development of a career in quantum computing, as well as top up funding of up to $5000 per annum for up to 3 years.

Laura O'Neill was the first awarded CQC²T Female Top-Up scholarship for an honours student, and is currently completing a BE ME degree in Electrical Engineering at UNSW. She has started her honours position with Professor Andrea Morello at UNSW in quantum computing.

'I have always been interested in nanotechnology and quantum computing,' says Laura, who is also the recipient of a 2019 UNSW Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Award. 'The CQC²T scholarship allows me to contribute to this fascinating and challenging field.’

 

Image Credit: the CQC²T team. Credit: CQC²T.

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