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Joining the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes means you will be part of a collaborative hub for researchers in climate science.

There are three ways to join us:


Centre students must be enrolled at one of our five universities, supervised by a Centre-affiliated researcher, and be working on a topic relevant to the Centre’s focus.

More information is available for students below.

Experienced researchers

Our Associate Investigators bring skills and insights from a range of disciplines and institutions.

The affiliation of an experienced researcher is considered on a case by case basis and requires an existing Centre Chief Investigator to support their application.

What are the benefits for a student joining the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes?

  • You’ll become a part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes Graduate Program. You will have access to bespoke training opportunities, winter schools, scholarships, and awards, and have unfettered access to the Centre Graduate Director.
  • Access to funding support to attend Centre events, and the ability to apply for funding support for research visits and summer schools.
  • Opportunities to collaborate and work with world-leading climate scientists, and access to science communicators, policy makers and dedicated support staff.
  • Joining a community of like-minded students with opportunities to meet socially with your peers.

How can a student join the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes?

All students need to meet the following criteria:

Criterion 1:

You must be currently studying/researching at:

  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Tasmania
  • The Australian National University

Criterion 2:

You must be working on a topic that is relevant to the mission of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes: ‘Our Centre will transform the understanding and modelling of climate extremes, including their dependence on climate change and variability, to advance scientific understanding and assist decision-makers’. Read our Who we are page and our most recent Annual report to learn about our current research focus.

Criterion 3:

You must have a supervisor who is already affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and they must support your application. Contact details for our Chief Investigators are available here and details of our Associate Investigators are available here.

I meet the criteria – what do I do now?

Discuss with your supervisor, and if they believe it is appropriate, they will ask you to fill out the form below. The form will go to the Centre’s Graduate Director.

Melissa will check to see that you meet the criteria. If successful, you’ll be contacted and welcomed to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Centre’s Graduate Director at

If successful – what’s expected of a student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes?

Make the most of the opportunities available to you! The Centre is here to support you and help you develop your research and career.

Every student is expected to:

  • Include the Centre as an affiliation in any publications related to your research.
  • Use the Centre’s reporting database to tell us what you’re up to (for example, research you’ve had published, conferences you’ve attended, awards you’ve won).
  • In consultation with your supervisor, join at least one of the Centre’s research programs and participate in that research program’s events and community.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes Affiliation Form

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