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2012 Endeavour Australia Awards


30 April 2012

Patrick Neumann (centre) receiving his Award certificate from Senator Chris Evans (left) and DEEWR Associate Secretary Robert Griew
Patrick Neumann (centre) receiving his Award certificate from Senator Chris Evans (left) and DEEWR Associate Secretary Robert Griew

Two University of Sydney PhD students will continue their research overseas after being awarded Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards in the 2012 round of the Endeavour Australia Awards.

Patrick Neumann and Elisabeth Kramer both received Australia-Asia Outgoing Postgraduate awards from Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Briefing Program and Presentation Dinner held at the end of last year.

Patrick will head to the City University of Hong Kong to continue his PhD in Physics. He plans to test pulsed plasma spacecraft propulsion systems in the large vacuum chamber in Hong Kong.

Elisabeth plans to continue research for her PhD on the anti-corruption movement and changing perceptions of corruption in Indonesian society since independence. Having already completed a Master of International and Community Development, she also plans to study politics and improve her Indonesian language skills.

Elisabeth will use the internship component of her award to undertake a placement with an anti-corruption non-government organisation in Indonesia.

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professionals to study offshore.

The University will hold an information session for students interested in applying for Endeavour Australia Awards and Fulbright Scholarships for 2013. Representatives from both the Fulbright Foundation and the Australia Awards will be present to answer questions from students.


Event details

What: Information event for Australia Awards and Fulbright Scholarships

When: 11am, Thursday 3 May

Where: The Boardroom, Darlington Centre, Darlington Campus


More information on current scholarships can be found on the Scholarships Office website.


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