PhD Scholarship in Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environmental Applications

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a PhD candidate to explore the use of space-based technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for atmosphere, climate and environmental applications.

This scholarship is funded by the STEM College of RMIT University. The candidate will be hosted by the RMIT SPACE (Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment) Research Centre and undertake research in partnership with industry partners such as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The research includes investigation into next generation satellite based technologies for understanding and solving weather, climate and environmental monitoring and management problems.

In 2022, the RMIT Research Stipend Scholarship (RRSS) provide the following benefits to recipients:

  • a stipend of $32,841 per annum pro rata (full-time study). This amount is subject to indexation annually
  • international candidates in receipt of this scholarship are also awarded an RTP International Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) or an RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS)
  • all local candidates, Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia are provided with an RTP Fee Offset scholarship. Applicants in receipt of an RTP Fee Offset scholarship are not required to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature.

Applications are now open.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

One scholarship is available. 

Applicants must:

  • Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, including minimum English language requirements for international applicants, as outlined under 'Admissions' in PhD (Geospatial Science) 
  • Have first-class Honours or equivalent in a relevant discipline.


  • Excellent written and communication skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team Experience in quantitative research or demonstrated capacity for quantitative research 
  • The scholarship is open to both domestic and international applicants, but the applicant must be living in Australia upon commencement of the PhD.

Email Associate Professor Brett Carter ( and Professor Suelynn Choy ( directly with their statement of interest, cover letter addressing the desirable criteria, CV and academic qualifications.

Also see the HDR How to Apply website.

Associate Professor Brett Carter (, Deputy Director RMIT SPACE Research Centre

Professor Suelynn Choy (, Director RMIT SPACE Research Centre

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