Mr Ferguson also announced the availability of 11 new scholarships to PhD students and seven Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Australian Solar Institute (ASI) will provide PhD Scholarships of up to $40,000 per annum for three years and Postdoctoral Fellowships of up to three years’ salary to successful recipients.
ASI is accepting PhD Scholarship and Postdoctoral Fellowship applications until 29 August 2012. Mr Ferguson also welcomed ASI’s contribution of more than $2 million to five projects under the Australia-Germany Collaborative Solar Research and Development Program.
“Australia and Germany are leaders in solar research and by working together we can leverage our efforts to accelerate the commercialisation of solar technologies,” he said.