Specialist research scholarships

Materials Science Additive Manufacturing Research Scholarship

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 early 2017. This exciting role forms part of a collaboration between the university and a research partner involved in the production of advanced metal products by additive manufacturing.  The project will involve the processing, design 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 Non-destructive testing as well as advanced CAD & CAE packages would be desirable.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship 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 based with a research partner meaning the applicant must be hands on and able to adapt to this environment.

How to apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/
  • 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 March 3 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 Materials Science Additive Manufacturing Research Scholarship.

Applications will be advised of an outcome by March 31, 2017.

Closing date - Applications close March 3, 2017.

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

Material Science Aluminium Alloys Research Scholarship

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 for aerospace, defence and biomedical applications.  The project will principally involve the processing and design of novel specialty aluminium alloys 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.  The applicant will also need to comply with eligibility requirements of the industry partner.  Experience of foundry practices, casting simulation and non-destructive testing would be highly desirable.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship 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 at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • 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 March 3 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 31 March 2017.

Closing date - Applications close March 3, 2017.

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

PhD Scholarship: Youth drinking cultures

Young people today are drinking less alcohol than the generations before them. What is driving this change in youth behaviour?

Over the past 15 years, rates of drinking among teenagers have steadily declined in Australia. Similar trends have been identified internationally but there has been little progress in identifying the factors underlying these developments. This project will use quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate whether these reductions are being driven by policy, changes in youth leisure time, shifts in social and cultural norms and/or family influences.

Two prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) scholarships, one quantitative and one qualitative, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in exploring the factors driving reductions in teenage drinking. This project is located with the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research in the School of Psychology and Public Health.

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 sociology, youth studies, epidemiology, public health, cultural studies or a similar social sciences field. One qualitative and one quantitative PhD will be offered exploring the social, cultural, environmental, economic and political influences on youth drinking practices.

Benefits of the scholarship

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)
  • The opportunity to work with an experienced and international project team, primarily located with the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
  • Access to La Trobe University services, including a suite of professional development programs

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this ARC funded scholarship on youth drinking cultures, follow these steps:

  • review the Centre for Alcohol Policy website: www.capr.edu.au
  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • contact Dr Amy Pennay by the 1st March 2017 at a.pennay@latrobe.edu.au indicating that you wish to be considered for the youth drinking cultures scholarship; the application should include a cover letter explaining why the project is of interest to you and how your skills and experience align with the project, an academic transcript, your CV and contact information for two referees
  • the successful applicant will then submit an application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au)

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome shortly after the decision is made.

Closing date - Applications will close at 5pm on 1st March 2017.

Contact us - If you require further information, please contact Dr Amy Pennay: a.pennay@latrobe.edu.au

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University www.capr.edu.au

Embryo Development and Craniofacial Defects Research Scholarship

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 of the scholarship

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

  • Review how to apply for a graduate research scholarship at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/research/future/apply
  • Contact Dr. Seb Dworkin by email at s.dworkin@latrobe.edu.au, with a full CV, academic transcript, and a cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • 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 to Admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au

Closing date - Applications close 1 April 2017, unless filled sooner. You will be advised of an outcome by 30th April, 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

PhD Scholarship in Vision and Cognitive Neuroscience (Australian Research Council Funded Project)

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.

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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.

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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.

This scholarship will remain open until the place is filled.

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