Specialist research scholarships
Industry PhD Scholarships in Big Data Predictive Maintenance
Two PhD Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake research on predictive maintenance and big data management. This project provides a unique opportunity to use real-world data from a global manufacturing company.
Applicants should have a high level achievement, normally a first class honours degree or equivalent such as a good Masters degree or a degree with extensive research experiences in industry. Candidates with some experiences in the areas of data science, database management, data mining, machine learning, or engineering background in plant fault analysis and modelling, are encouraged to apply.
La Trobe Alcohol Policy Research PhD Scholarship
The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research is looking for outstanding applicants who are interested in alcoholrelated research. This could be through the lens of public health, epidemiology, sociology, policy research, economics, media, criminology or psychology.
Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent. The degree could be in a range of relevant fields, particularly those listed above.
As an applicant you should have an interest in alcohol’s role in society. Your proposed project can be qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research consists of researchers from diverse academic backgrounds so a wide range of alcohol-related projects will be considered.
Flow Ecology of Floodplain Rivers and Wetlands Research Scholarship
The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the partner governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.
The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invites applications for "top-up" scholarships to support candidates undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within scope for consideration include:
- Plant ecology
- Floodplain fish ecology
- Food web ecology
- Invasive aquatic species
Economics of Autism Research Scholarship
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.
Biosecurity Graduate Research Scholarships
Two prestigious scholarships, established by the Victorian Government, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in:
Entomology - Use of genomic tools to improve molecular diagnostics and surveillance of Queensland fruit fly. Queensland fruit fly is one of Australia’s most significant pests. This project will use recent advances in molecular screening, highthroughput DNA sequencing, to examine adaptation and improve monitoring and detection and of fruit flies in Victoria. Applications for this scholarship are still open.
Plant Pathology - molecular characterisation of powdery mildew pathogens to support market access for Victorian horticultural produce into Asian markets. The powdery mildew pathogens are one of the most important groups of fungal plant pathogens, costing horticultural industries millions of dollars annually to control. This project will use recent advances in genome sequencing to re-examine the taxonomy of Australian powdery mildew specimens held in Reference Collections such as VPRI to provide scientific support for market access and biosecurity decision making. Applications for this scholarchip have been closed.
DairyBio Graduate Researcher Scholarships
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.
Applications for these scholarships are open on an ongoing basis.
China Studies Research Centre Scholarship
The China Studies Research Centre at La Trobe University is seeking Expressions of Interest from potential applicants for one of a number of three-year doctoral scholarships for research in the fields of Chinese philosophy or Chinese intellectual history. The Centre was established to foster China-related research across the University, to strengthen research links with China, and to promote La Trobe’s research reputation and expertise.
Successful scholarship applicants will be involved in the intellectual life of the Centre and receive research training through being involved in major international research projects led by Professor John Makeham.
Applications for this scholarship are still open.
ARC Rivers of Gold Research Scholarship
The ARC Rivers of Gold project is a 4 year study directed towards understanding the human and environmental legacy of gold mining activities in Victoria in the 1800s.
This ARC Discovery project is a collaboration between two departments at La Trobe University (Archaeology; Ecology, Environment and Evolution), the Department of Resource Management and Geography at University of Melbourne, and the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of Aberystwyth (UK). The overall aim of the project is to understand the effects of gold mining practices in Victoria in the 1800s on the geomorphology of the affected river valleys, and the distribution of contaminants (e.g. mercury and arsenic) arising from these activities.