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CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics Appeal


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The CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics aims to connect a postgraduate physicist to a leading research centre overseas. Research in physics is fundamental for Australia's future. This scholarship is to honour the memory of four outstanding CSIRO physicists who lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident on 21 March 2013.

The founders of this scholarship know that early experience in leading overseas laboratories greatly benefits the graduate embarking on a research career and Australian science.

A pledge from the Laboratories Credit Union and donations from the family, friends, colleagues and associates of the physicists Drs. John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price, have already contributed to the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics.

With your support our aim is for a scholarship to be awarded annually in honour of John, Tony, Gerry and Don in the comings years.

Honouring four esteemed colleagues

On 21 March 2013 the science and physics community lost four of their finest in a tragedy beyond imagination. Drs. John Dunlop, Tony Farmer, Gerry Haddad and Don Price were four great gentlemen - wonderful, dedicated scientists and humanitarians of the highest order. All had distinguished careers at CSIRO and were influential in bringing to industry new and novel techniques and products. Even in retirement, they continued to work for the organisation in an honorary capacity making major contributions in the application of advanced physics to solve significant problems in manufacturing industries. These men were leaders and mentors in the physics community - inspiring those around them - and they enjoyed nothing more than passing on their skills and knowledge to younger scientists. It is fitting to honour their memories through the establishment of a student scholarship based on academic achievement.

We are seeking support from individuals who want to play a part in supporting our future scientists by making a gift today. Donations will be gratefully received at any level.

More information is available on our website:

You will become a part of supporting our future scientists.

How will the funds be used?

Donations will be used for scholarships to support our future scientists.

The 2014 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics is a post-graduate travel scholarship, the funding of which will be used to buy an airfare to visit and/or conduct research in an overseas institution, such as a university or research establishment of international standing, in the field of the proposed research.

Key Areas of Expenditure

  • CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics
  • Scholarships and grants for science students and early career scientists

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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