Specialist research scholarships

Material Engineering Steel Casting Research Scholarships - apply by 4 August 2017

A Doctoral research scholarship in Materials Science & Engineering aimed at improving the advanced manufacturing capability of Australian enterprises.

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available in the Department of Engineering at La Trobe University in the field of Advanced Materials to start in 2017. This exciting role forms part of a collaboration between the University and an industry partner involved in the production of advanced metal products by casting. The project will involve the processing, manufacture and validation of alloys and processes for demanding applications.

Applicants should hold a first class honours degree or Masters degree in a related engineering or science discipline and be eligible to work in Australia. Experience with foundry, metallurgy, non-destructive testing, as well as advanced CAD&CAE packages would be desirable.

Benefits of the scholarships

Benefits  include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,689 per annum, to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs
  • the program is industry based meaning the applicant must be hands on and able to work in a busy environment.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • to apply, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for the scholarship. We will direct this to the appropriate La Trobe staff member
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 4 August 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Material Science Aluminium Alloys Scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome by 11 August 2017.

Closing date

Application close on 4 August 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:  Prof. Roger Lumley, Head, Department of Engineering
R.Lumley@latrobe.edu.au

Dorothea Warr Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services - express interest by 9 July 2017

A doctoral scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at developing an innovative care model for diabetes to be implemented in Community Health Services.

This Dorothea Warr Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Inspiro and the Dorothea Warr Scholarship Foundation, will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in Allied Health or Nursing. Dorothea Warr was passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. With a strong focus on public health and a lifelong commitment to learning she continues to support improving health through this bequest.

The aim of the research is to develop, implement and evaluate an innovative community-based model of care for people living with diabetes in the Yarra Ranges. The research will employ an action cycle research approach with early implementation of the proposed model of care. This is an outstanding opportunity to conduct research engaging with a diverse set of community stakeholders and producing outcomes with a strong benefit for the community.  The research will be undertaken at Inspiro in Lilydale. The PhD candidate will divide their time between Inspiro and the La Trobe University Melbourne campus.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent. Clinical experience in Allied Health or Nursing is welcome, yet not essential.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits include:

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for four years (international applicants only)
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • industry supervision and industry mentoring provided by Inspiro
  • opportunity to conduct research in the community setting and build networks with diverse community stakeholders in Yarra Ranges
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

Essential

  • First class honours degree or equivalent

Desirable

  • clinical experience in Allied Health or Nursing
  • experience in project management or evaluation
  • experience working with culturally diverse groups
  • experience working in a community health setting
  • experience working in diabetes management

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of Interest: send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF file to B.Gordon@latrobe.edu.au by 9 July 2017. You will be notified of the outcome of your Expression of Interest by email.
  2. Invitation to apply: if you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply.

La Trobe will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and Inspiro in the second half of July 2017. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in August 2017. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will commence candidature in September 2017.

Closing date

Expressions of Interest close 9 July 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Dr Brett Gordon
Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
E: B.Gordon@latrobe.edu.au
T: 03 5444 7680

PhD scholarship in immunoparasitology - apply by 1 October

This scholarship will be offered to an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate, who wishes to forge a career in science. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Explore host-parasite interactions, especially the interaction between domestic sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. The aims of the research are to identify the molecular targets of the protective IgA response; to determine the mechanisms of action and to explore the evasion mechanisms used by the parasite. The research will involve a variety of techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, cloning, expression and protein conformation, enzyme kinetics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to know some of these procedures and training will be supplied as necessary.

Benefits

Benefits  include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum, to support your living costs (under review)
  • opportunities to attend national and international conferences
  • opportunities to research and publish in cutting edge science.
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor M.J. Stear at m.stear@latrobe.edu.au with a full CV including three referees, and a cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications close 1 October 2017, unless filled sooner. You will be advised of an outcome by December 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

La Trobe Graduate Research School
E: grs@latrobe.edu.au

PhD scholarship in quantitative biology - apply by 1 October

A PhD scholarship offered to an exceptional student, to investigate the mathematical biology of host-parasite interactions. This scholarship will be offered to an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate, who wishes to forge a career in science. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Take a quantitative approach to studying the interaction between livestock and their parasites, especially sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. You will join a group of quantitative and molecular biologists. The research will include the identification of genes underlying resistance to parasitic infection, bioinformatic analysis in both host and parasite and mathematical modelling of the protective immune response. The project will involve bioinformatic and statistical analysis as well as mathematical modelling. The aim is to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie resistance to parasite infection and use this understanding to develop sustainable methods of disease control.

Benefits

Benefits  include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum, to support your living costs (under review)
  • opportunities to attend national and international conferences
  • opportunities to research and publish in cutting edge science
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Quantitative Biology PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor M.J. Stear at m.stear@latrobe.edu.au with a full CV including three referees, and a cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications for this scholarship close 1 October 2017, unless filled sooner.

You will be notified of an outcome by December 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

La Trobe Graduate Research School
E: grs@latrobe.edu.au

Nursing workforce research scholarship (mental health) - now open for applications

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at exploring the association between nursing skill mix and outcomes for patients in mental health.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in evaluating how specialist mental health nursing influences clinical outcomes for patients (readmission). Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Working across the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Healthscope private hospitals group, the successful applicant will join an established international team of researchers investigating the associations between nursing skill mix in mental health care and psychiatric patient outcomes. The program of work will use routinely collected hospital administrative data. A good understanding of the research methods that underpin clinical epidemiology (particularly statistical modelling) would be a distinct advantage.

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum ($80,046 in total), to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with honours year at an H1 standard, or approved international equivalent.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Nursing Workforce Research Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor Richard Gray (r.gray@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and available research supervision
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications will remain open until this scholarships is awarded.

Contact us

If you require further information, contact:

Professor Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery
r.gray@latrobe.edu.au

Nursing workforce research scholarships (skill mix) - now open for applications

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at exploring the association between nursing skill mix and clinical outcomes for adult medical and surgical patients.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in evaluating how nursing skill mix impacts on clinical outcomes for patients (mortality, 30-day readmission, falls). Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Working across the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Healthscope private hospitals group, the successful applicant will join an established international team of researchers investigating the associations between various aspects of nursing skill mix and medical and surgical patient outcomes. The program will use routinely collected hospital administrative data. A good understanding of the research methods that underpin clinical epidemiology would be a distinct advantage.

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum ($80,046 in total), to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with honours year at an H1 standard, or approved international equivalent.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Nursing Workforce Research Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor Richard Gray (r.gray@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and available research supervision
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications will remain open until this scholarships is awarded.

Contact us

If you require further information, contact:

Professor Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery
r.gray@latrobe.edu.au

Graphic encounters research scholarship - apply by 31 May 2017

We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University.

The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium of prints, from engraving to lithography. Concurrently the many techniques in image reproduction refined over these same decades. We seek to document particularly the production of prints featuring Aboriginal Australians and their recurrence and dissemination within a transnational web of print media and print making.

The PhD project may focus on the cultural, social, economic, geographic, or other dimensions of colonial print production and circulation during the period, and it is a requirement of the scholarship that the funded work contributes to the aims of the Graphic Encounters: Colonial Prints and the Inscription of Aboriginality research project. Our aim is to curate a major travelling exhibition and develop an online gallery resource, as well as convene an international conference, research publications and commentaries to facilitate access to published and unpublished prints for the period up to 1901.

Benefits

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Send a single Word document comprising a CV; a one page statement which outlines your experience, training and expertise relevant to this project; a 200-300 word summary of your proposed project; and the names and email addresses for two referees by email to Liz Conor at l.conor@latrobe.edu.au
  2. Please supply your referees with this form [PDF 80KB]
  3. If you are currently completing an Honour’s or Master’s degree please list your academic results to date and likely date for completion (which must be before the end of March 2017).
  4. Review details on how to apply for candidature
  5. Complete and submit your PhD application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 31 May 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in late August.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Dr Liz Conor
ARC Future Fellow
Chief Investigator | Graphic Encounters
Department of Archaeology and History

E: l.conor@latrobe.edu.au

Webster rural and regional dementia care PhD scholarship - apply by 31 July 2017

A doctoral research scholarship is available to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on innovative and sustainable dementia care pathway in Bendigo, and develop evidence-based research that will improve rural dementia care services for Bendigo residents.

As an applicant, you should have an interest in rural health, service delivery, and dementia care. Your project will address administrative, social, economic, environmental or technological challenges to delivering effective, timely and person-centred rural dementia care services.

Benefits

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2017 rate]
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent citizen.
  • Hold a first-class honours degree or equivalent

The successful awardee will also be expected to be based at the La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, where the Webster project team is based.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Review details on how to apply for candidature
  • Contact Associate Professor Irene Blackberry (i.blackberry@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and available research supervision
  • Upon confirmation of available research supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 31 July 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care Research Fellowship.

Supplementary information

The Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care project is a three-year research initiative, funded through the bequest of Gordon Webster through Sandhurst Trustees and administered by La Trobe University. Through conducting evidence-based research, this project aims to improve dementia care pathways within rural and regional Victoria, with a specific emphasis on developing innovative and sustainable care for residents of Bendigo and surrounding regions.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care Research Fellowship. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in August 2017. The successful applicant will be expected to commence in September 2017. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by August 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Associate Professor Irene Blackberry
John Richards Initiative, La Trobe University
E: i.blackberry@latrobe.edu.au
T: (02) 6024 9613

Diophantine approximation and dynamical systems PhD scholarship - apply by 30 June 2017

We have an opportunity for a suitably skilled candidate to work on a PhD with Dr Mumtaz Hussain on interconnected topics of Diophantine approximation and dynamical systems.

Diophantine approximation and dynamical systems are broad and topical areas of research in mathematics. Working on problems in these areas requires strong understanding and skills in number theory, measure theory and analysis. Diophantine approximation searches for answers to a simple question: how well is it possible to approximate an irrational number with rational numbers? Finding quantitative answer to this question in reasonable generality and in various settings will be the aim of this PhD project. In particular, the candidate will be working on several problems arising in metric Diophantine approximation and its connections with shrinking target problems in dynamical systems.

Benefits

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe research scholarship for three years, with a value of A$26,682.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a full fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

This prestigious scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant (Australian or international) interested in working on problems in Diophantine approximation and dynamical systems.  Applicant should hold a first-class Honours degree or equivalent (such as Masters degree) in pure mathematics. Strong academic credentials with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential. Further, the candidate should satisfy theadmission requirements.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, follow these steps:

  • In the first instance, please contact Dr Mumtaz Hussain at m.hussain@latrobe.edu.au, to informally discuss the research problems. Ensure you attach your latest CV and transcript of your academic record, or copy of your Master's dissertation.
  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • when you have received an in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 30 June 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Diophantine approximation and dynamical systems PhD Scholarship.

You will be advised of the outcome by 30 July 2017.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact Dr Mumtaz Hussain at m.hussain@latrobe.edu.au

Embryo development and craniofacial defects research scholarship - apply by 1 July 2017

A Ph.D. scholarship offered to an exceptional student, to investigate genetic mechanisms which underpin vertebrate birth defects, with a particular focus on craniofacial defects such as cleft palate.

This scholarship will be offered to an independent, proactive, forward thinking and enthusiastic candidate, who wishes to forge an independent career in science.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

As an applicant you should have an interest in developmental genetics and understanding the processes which govern embryo formation, as well as a keen interest and aptitude in biochemistry and molecular genetics. Your project will address biological and cellular behaviours which regulate how the vertebrate embryos forms, using the mouse, and zebrafish as genetic developmental models.

Benefits

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,288 per annum, to support your living costs [2016 rate]
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities for authorship on high impact scientific manuscripts.
  • opportunities to attend national and international conferences
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

How to apply

Dr. Dworkin, and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship. The successful applicant who receives in-principle agreement for supervision, will then submit a complete PhD application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School, attaching a copy of the agreement toAdmissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au

You will be advised of an outcome by 30 July, 2017.

Contact us - If you require further information, please contact: s.dworkin@latrobe.edu.au or the La Trobe University Graduate Research School: grs@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Law School higher degree research scholarships - now open for applications

La Trobe Law School is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017. We have a vibrant and supportive research culture dedicated to research excellence. Our doctoral students benefit from a wide variety of professional development opportunities within the School and within the University. We seek applicants for seven doctoral research scholarships to be awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake research in a variety of research areas.

Benefits

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s Law School’s outstanding researchers and Research Centres, as well as access to our suite of professional development programs
  • opportunities to teach in the School's undergraduate degree programs may be made available to qualified candidates.

Eligibility

These prestigious scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in undertaking doctoral research with one of our new professorial leaders:

  • Health Law and Society (x 2), including human tissue, reproduction, gender, mental health, disability, public health; lead supervision by Professor Anne-Maree Farrell, ARC Future Fellow, Director, Centre for Health Law and Society
  • Court Administration (x 1), including media, information and communications technology; lead supervision by Professor Anne Wallace, Associate Head, La Trobe Law School
  • Data and the Law, Financial Crime & Digital Financial Services (x 2); supervision by Professor Louis de Koker, Project Lead, Law Node, Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) & Associate Professor Sara Smyth, Coordinator, La Trobe’s new Master of Cybersecurity (Law)
  • Australian Public Law (x 2), government decision-making, fairness and rights protection, particularly as it concerns legal, political and social challenges facing Australia; lead supervision by Professor Matthew Groves, Director of the Public Law Program, La Trobe Law School; Editor, Australian Journal of Administrative Law

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Research Scholarship within the Law School, follow these steps:

  • In the first instance, please contact Dr Emma Henderson, Director of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, to informally discuss your doctoral research proposal (E.Henderson@latrobe.edu.au)
    Review details on how to apply for candidature.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30 June and successful candidates will be expected to enrol no later than 1 October 2017.

Contact us

If you require more information, or wish to discuss your proposal, please contact Dr Emma Henderson, Director of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies at e.henderson@latrobe.edu.au.

Social media sentiment analysis (SMSA) - applications close 30 April 2017

This prestigious scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in building technologies to enhance Australia’s capacity to fight against cybercrime.The successful applicant will work closely with the research team who were recently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant to investigate “Auto-internet warnings to prevent the viewing of minor-adult sex images” (DP160100601).

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, linguistics, psychology, or a cognate discipline.

As an applicant you should have an interest in creating algorithms, and protecting Australians against cybercrime.

Benefits

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the SMSA Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact A/Prof Paul Watters as a potential supervisor, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for an SMSA Scholarship. We will direct this to the appropriate La Trobe staff member
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application by 30 April 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the SMSA Scholarship.
  • applications and supporting documentation to be submitted to admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the SMSA Scholarship and you will be advised of an outcome in June 2017. If you are unsuccessful for the AFR Scholarship, you will be considered for a standard La Trobe scholarship.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact Associate Professor Paul Watters at P.Watters@latrobe.edu.au.

Economics of Autism research scholarship - now open for applications

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in evaluating services designed to improve the lives of children with autism.

Working across both the Department of Public Health and the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), the successful applicant will join a team of researchers investigating a range of services designed to improve the health and well-being of children with autism. The program of work comprising this research is built around an economic evaluation of alternative ways of supporting children in early childhood settings. The thesis could also include an assessment of the costs of different service delivery options, evaluation of the burden falling on families, and a review of outcome measures suitable for economic evaluation in this area.

Download the scholarship flyer for full details [PDF 138KB]

DairyBio graduate researcher scholarships - now open for applications

These prestigious scholarships, established by DairyBio, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in best practise research training in bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, engineering, genomics, phenomics, metabolomics, animal nutrition, agronomy or quantitative genetics.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Your project will address economic, environmental or technological challenges that have significance for the long-term future of the Australian Dairy Industry.

This scholarship will remain open until the place is filled.

Download the scholarship flyer for full details [PDF 41KB]

Vision and cognitive neuroscience PhD scholarship (Australian Research Council Funded Project) - now open for applications

This project aims to determine how we select actions to visual cues rapidly, unconsciously and automatically. Learning associations between visual stimuli and motor responses is part of normal development and continues throughout life. Rapid deployment of these actions is often critical for safety yet we have limited knowledge of how the human brain does this. This project will use visual psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to characterise the neural architecture underlying these processes and determine how the dorsal and ventral streams of visual processing, specialised for motor control and recognition respectively, interact in vision-based actions as these actions become learned. Outcomes will provide new frameworks for driving improvement in any domain in which goal-directed actions depend on the rapid processing of visual information, including human-machine interfaces for defence, economic development, education, health, science and technology.

This project is funded by a research grant awarded to Dr. Philippe Chouinard, Prof. Sheila Crewther, and Prof. Melvyn Goodale (Western University, Canada) by the Australian Research Council (DP170103189).

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including first class honours or equivalent for an undergraduate degree.

Download the scholarship flyer for full details (PDF 26.4KB)