CERN Accelerating science

Applications open until December 10th, 2018 for a PhD Scholarship in Curating Art and Physics with RMIT School of Art, Melbourne and Arts at CERN, Geneva.

This is an unique opportunity for a student to research the dialogues between artistas and scientists at CERN, the European Laboratory of Particle Physics. Applications open for a competitive PhD scholarship with RMIT School of Art, a leader in cross-disciplinary curatorial practices and Arts at CERN, the leading art and science programme promoting dialogue between artists and physicists.

The PhD candidate will be based at RMIT Melbourne, with a minimum of 6 months working with Arts at CERN - the laboratory’s arts programme of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN in Switzerland in 2019, and visits to CERN and RMIT Barcelona throughout the program. The unique and challenging nature of this program lies in undertaking practical and academic curatorial research at the leading edge of global scientific research, CERN.

Arts at CERN, the official arts program of the lab, will provide an unique curatorial environment and the expertise and competences required, especially in the area of cross-disciplinary research and art practice within scientific frameworks and fundamental research environments.

The PhD will be co-supervised between RMIT and CERN and will provide access to CERN laboratories. The PhD supervisors are Mónica Bello (CERN/ Associate Supervisor), and Chris Henschke (RMIT).

The Scholarship offers:
    •    Full research tuition fee scholarship for 3 years with possible extension to 3.5 years
    •    Stipend valued at a minimum of AUD 31,000 per year (pro-rata), for 3 years with possible extension to 3.5 years
    •    Candidates must be prepared to relocate to Switzerland from April 2019 and visit CERN at various times throughout the PhD

Eligibility:
This scholarship is for PhD by Research students only. To be considered for scholarship you must be an Australia citizen.


Prerequisites:
    •    A Master by research
    •    A Master by coursework with a significant research component graded as high distinction, or equivalent
    •    An Honours degree achieving first class honours
    •    A 4 year Bachelor degree achieving a GPA of 4, or equivalent (80% or above)
    •    Publications or significant research experience that could be considered equivalent


You must provide evidence of English language proficiency and meet the English language requirement of the research program before the application closing date of the scholarship round.
    •    In addition to the above, to be eligible for this scholarship you must:
    •    not already hold a PhD or equivalent, if applying for a PhD
    •    not already hold a Master by research or equivalent, if applying for a Master by research program.

Deadline to submit your application: December 10th, 2019