Specialist research scholarships

PhD Scholarships with an industry focus

La Trobe - JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Public Health - open until 29 March 2019

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the role of air pollution and pollen exposure on asthma in Mysuru region.

This scholarship has been established by La Trobe University, Australia and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), India. Applications are invited from suitable candidates with Masters in First Class , in Statistics / Life Science / Nutrition / Pharmacy , including Pharm D and related. Those who are anticipating final results by the end of June  2019 may also apply.

The focus of this research project is to identify individual and combined effects of air pollution and meteorological factors on asthma in emergency department presentations and admissions.

The PhD candidate will be based at JSSAHER, Mysuru, India throughout his/her candidature, and will have the opportunity to visit La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia during his/her candidature as part of the research project. The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by La Trobe University (principal supervision) and JSSAHER (co-supervision). Upon successful completion of the project and candidature, the candidate will be awarded a PhD degree from La Trobe University.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or postgraduate degree or equivalent. They will also need to fulfil the English language requirements at La Trobe University.

Benefits of the scholarship include

  • La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years with a value of INR 25,000 per month in years 1 and 2, and INR 28,000 per month in year 3 and the first half of year 4 of candidature, to support your living costs.
  • Fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years (international candidates).
  • Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia for up to six months during your candidature, including accessing a travel grant of up to AUD$15,000 (pro rata for six months) (upon prior approval).
  • Opportunities to work with outstanding researchers at La Trobe University and JSSAHER, and access to professional development programs through La Trobe’s Research and Education Unit.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for these scholarships, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of Interest: Send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in a pdf file to the following email address: admissions@jssuni.edu.in by 29 March 2019. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email.
  2. Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe on Skype  and JSSAHER in person, separately, during April or early May 2019. Interviews will take place at the JSSAHER campus in Mysuru, India.
  3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature.

La Trobe and JSSAHER will carefully review your application and consider you for a La Trobe – JSSAHER, PhD Scholarship in Public Health. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be advised of the outcome of their application in June – July  2019.

Closing date

Expressions of interest close on 29 March 2019.

Australian Futures Project: PhD Scholarship in fixing short-termism in Australia - open until filled

Support the Australian Futures Project as a La Trobe PhD candidate.

Earn a PhD from La Trobe University while supporting the non-profit Australian Futures Project to deeply understand short-termism in Australia and then identify and prioritise new catalytic initiatives that address the underlying causes.

The opportunity exists to go beyond this first stage of research to also then designing, building a prototype for, and testing one to three of the potential catalytic initiates.

Your Role

Your role would include working alongside Australian Futures Project and partners to:

  1. Understand the underlying challenge of short-termism in Australia and harvest a long-list of around 50 potential challenges and potential solutions, drawing on:
    • Australian Futures Project's existing lists
    • The literature (Australia / overseas)
    • On-on-one and group discussions with leaders and change-agents
    • Call for ideas from the public
    • The Australian Futures Project’s work with parliamentarians (through Parliamentary Leaders Program) and public servants (through 21st Century Service)
  2. Prioritise the Challenges and Solutions to focus on the top 10
    • Create a prioritisation framework
    • Undertake landscape analysis of similar challenges / solutions globally
    • Engage experts (leaders and change-agents)
    • Prioritise challenges / solutions according to framework, landscape analysis, and experts
  3. Ideate Solutions to Top Challenges
    • Undertake landscape analysis of similar solutions globally
    • Engage experts (leaders and change-agents)
    • Run hackathons at universities
    • Call for ideas from the public
    • Partner with oath parts of La Trobe University and other universities (for example, entrepreneurship, innovation)
  4. Test and Refine up to Five Potential Solutions
  • Determine who needs to be involved / would be helpful, and engage
  • Determine hypotheses to test through a Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Co-design an MVP for top solutions (using a human-centred design approach if appropriate)
  • Build the MVPs
  • Evaluate the solutions based on MVPs
  • Decide whether to drop or pursue and if pursue, refine design and “business model" for pilots
  • Run pilots

To learn more about the Australian Futures Project, visit http://australianfutures.org.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,082.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2018 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, 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 the Fixing Short-Termism in Australia Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: http://latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • to identify a potential supervisor, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for the Fixing Short-Termism in Australia 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) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the Fixing Short-Termism in Australia Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Fixing Short-Termism in Australia Scholarship.

Closing date

Applications will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

Contact us

Dr Alex Maritz

Professor of Entrepreneurship

La Trobe Business School

T: +61 (0)3 9479 5176

E: a.maritz@latrobe.edu.au

Supplementary information

The Australian Futures Project is a non-partisan, registered charity with the mission of fixing short-termism in Australia. La Trobe University is their foundation academic partner. The Australian Futures Project finds, builds, and runs catalytic initiatives that:

  • Equip governments to solve Australia’s big challenges
  • Empower Australians to hold government leaders (politicians and public servants) to account for creating the future Australians want

The Australian Futures Project is now creating the next generation of catalytic fixes. An important opportunity now exists to earn a PhD from La Trobe University while supporting the Australian Futures Project to find, prioritise, build, and test one to three new catalytic initiatives that address short-termism in Australia. This is a rare chance to work on the cutting edge with unparalleled experts in the field to turn research into applied outcomes for a better Australian tomorrow.

Please see http://australianfutures.org for more information

La Trobe – JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Public Health - open until filled

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the role of clinician-patient relationships in the uptake of interventions

This scholarship has been established by La Trobe University, Australia and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), India and will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in public health, medico-social, pharmacy (M Pharm in Pharmacy Practice,
Pharm D), or nursing.

This is a community-based research project in the state of Karnataka, India. Its overall aim is to analyse the experiences, attitudes and perceptions of clinicians and their patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease in order to identify the enablers and barriers to the provision
of quality care and management of these diseases. The research will be undertaken by the way of qualitative semi-structured in-depth interviews in identified rural and urban communities in Karnataka

The PhD candidate will be based at JSSAHER, Mysuru, India throughout his/her candidature, and will have the opportunity to visit La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia during his/her candidature as part of the research project. The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by La Trobe University
(principal supervision) and JSSAHER (co-supervision). Upon successful completion of the project and candidature, the candidate will be awarded a PhD degree from La Trobe University.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or postgraduate degree or equivalent. They will also need to fulfil the English language requirements at La Trobe University.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years with a value of INR 25,000 per month in years 1 and 2, and INR 28,000 per month in year 3 and the first half of year 4 of candidature, to support your living costs
  • Fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years (international candidates)
  • Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia for up to six months during your candidature, including accessing a travel grant of up to AUD$15,000 (pro rata for six months) (upon prior approval)
  • Opportunities to work with outstanding researchers at La Trobe University and JSSAHER, and access to professional development programs through La Trobe’s Research and Education Unit.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for these scholarships, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of Interest: Send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in a pdf file to the following email address: admissions@jssuni.edu.in. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest /> by email.
  2. Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and JSSAHER. Interviews will take place at the JSSAHER campus in Mysuru, India.
  3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature.

La Trobe and JSSAHER will carefully review your application and consider you for a La Trobe – JSSAHER, PhD Scholarship in Public Health.

Closing date

Expressions of interest are open until the position is filled.

About La Trobe University

La Trobe University is based in the State of Victoria, Australia, and accommodates 36,000 students, of which more than 1,600 are Higher Degree by Research students. 7,600 of our student population are international students coming from 110 countries. Our University is made up of a number of campuses
in Victoria, including Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne and Shepparton. We also have a campus in the city of Sydney.

La Trobe is among the best 1.4% of the world’s universities. We rank 301st in the ARWU (2017), 360th in the QS (2017) and 377th in the THE (2016) world university rankings. In 2017 we were positioned #56 in the world in the THE Young Universities Rankings, which made us one of the world’s best young universities.

Our research is ranked 20th in Australia. More than a third of our 55 fields of research is above the world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia).

We are one of Australia’s most successful universities in combining world-class research with social inclusion. Since our establishment 51 years ago, La Trobe has been providing higher education to students from diverse backgrounds and is the largest provider of higher education in the regional
Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we are passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

About JSSAHER

JSS Logo

Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara  Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER) is a deemed-to-be University located in Mysuru, Karnataka. It was established in 2008 by UGC and is recognized by MHRD and NAAC with “A” grade.

JSSAHER is ranked first among the young universities in Karnataka State University Ranking Framework (KSURF), and stands 45th amongst Universities in the country in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

JSSAHER is focused on medical and health-related studies, and comprises of JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College and JSS Colleges of Pharmacy at Mysuru and Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. With a view of extending our horizons, new departments have been established, including the Department of Life Sciences.

Today, more than 500 faculty members of high repute instruct approximately 4300 undergraduate and graduate students, and around 300 research scholars (domestic and international).

JSS Medical College offers courses of MBBS and MD, in addition to PhD, and has highly skilled physicians and surgeons. The Medical College has 22 specialty subjects and 14 super specialty subjects, and provides Medical Education leading to MD / MS degrees and diploma courses in 10 subjects. The faculties
are committed to teaching, training and patient care through clinical services at JSS Hospital, which is 1800 bedded with state-of-the-art facilities.

JSS Dental College and Hospital offers Graduate program (BDS) and Master’s program with highly experienced faculty. The state-of-the-art infrastructure at the Dental Hospital provides quality oral health services at international standards.

JSS Colleges of Pharmacy offer B. Pharm, M. Pharm, Pharm D and PhD, and are leaders in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The colleges are listed in the Top 10 pharmacy colleges in the country.

JSSAHER is one of India’s sought after Universities, and combines world-class teaching and research with social inclusion.

La Trobe – JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences - open until filled

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research with the aim of undertaking spatial mapping of soil microbial population around JSSAHER and the JSS Hospital

This scholarship has been established by La Trobe University, Australia and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), India and will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in life sciences, microbiology, biochemistry or related field.

The focus of this research project is to analyse and monitor soil samples around JSSAHER and its JSS  Hospital in Mysuru, India over the period of three years. The aim of the project is to determine if the University and/or the Hospital have an effect on the microbial communities in the soils around them, including the amount and variation of multi-resistance organisms in the vicinity of the Hospital.

The PhD candidate will be based at JSSAHER, Mysuru throughout his/her candidature, and will have the opportunity to visit La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia during his/her candidature as part of the research project. The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by La Trobe University (principal supervision) and JSSAHER (co-supervision). Upon successful completion of the project and candidature, the candidate will be awarded a PhD degree from La Trobe University.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or postgraduate degree or equivalent. They will also need to fulfil the English language requirements at La Trobe University.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years with a value of INR 25,000 per month in years 1 and 2, and INR 28,000 per month in year 3 and the first half of year 4 of candidature, to support your living costs
  • Fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years (international candidates)
  • Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia for up to six months during your candidature, including accessing a travel grant of up to AUD$15,000 (pro rata for six months) (upon prior approval)
  • Opportunities to work with outstanding researchers at La Trobe University and JSSAHER, and access to professional development programs through La Trobe’s Research and Education Unit.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for these scholarships, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of Interest: Send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in a pdf file to the following email address: admissions@jssuni.edu.in. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email.
  2. Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and JSSAHER. Interviews will take place at the JSSAHER campus in Mysuru, India.
  3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature.

La Trobe and JSSAHER will carefully review your application and consider you for a La Trobe – India PhD Scholarship in Public Health.

Closing date

Expressions of interest are open until the position is filled.

About La Trobe University

La Trobe University is based in the State of Victoria, Australia, and accommodates 36,000 students, of which more than 1,600 are Higher Degree by Research students. 7,600 of our student population are international students coming from 110 countries. Our University is made up of a number of campuses in Victoria, including Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne and Shepparton. We also have a campus in the city of Sydney.

La Trobe is among the best 1.4% of the world’s universities. We rank 301st in the ARWU (2017), 360th in the QS (2017) and 377th in the THE (2016) world university rankings. In 2017 we were positioned #56 in the world in the THE Young Universities Rankings, which made us one of the world’s best young universities.

Our research is ranked 20th in Australia. More than a third of our 55 fields of research is above the world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia).

We are one of Australia’s most successful universities in combining world-class research with social inclusion. Since our establishment 50 years ago, La Trobe has been providing higher education to students from diverse backgrounds and is the largest provider of higher education in the regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we are passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

About JSSAHER

JSS Logo

Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara  Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER) is a deemed-to-be University located in Mysuru, Karnataka. It was established in 2008 by UGC and is recognized by MHRD and NAAC with “A” grade.

JSSAHER  is ranked first among the young universities in Karnataka State University Ranking Framework (KSURF), and stands 45th amongst Universities in the country in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

JSSAHER is focused on medical and health-related studies, and comprises JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College and JSS College of Pharmacy at Mysuru and Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. With a view of extending our horizons, new departments have been established, including the Department of Life Sciences.

Today, more than 500 faculty members of high repute instruct approximately 4300 undergraduate and graduate students, and around 300 research scholars (domestic and international).

JSS Medical College offers courses of MBBS and MD, in addition to PhD, and has highly skilled physicians and surgeons. The Medical College has 22 speciality subjects and 14 super speciality subjects, and provides Medical Education leading to MD / MS degrees and diploma courses in 10 subjects. The faculties are committed to teaching, training and patient care through clinical services at JSS Hospital, which is 1800 bedded with state-of-the-art facilities.

JSS Dental College and Hospital offers Graduate program (BDS) and Master’s program with highly experienced faculty. The state-of-the-art infrastructure at the Dental Hospital provides quality oral health services at international standards.

JSS Colleges of Pharmacy offer B. Pharm, M. Pharm, Pharm D and PhD, and are leaders in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The colleges are listed in the Top 10 pharmacy colleges in the country.

JSSAHER is one of India’s sought after Universities, and  combines world-class teaching and research with social inclusion.

La Trobe - JSSAHER PhD Scholarship in Life Sciences - closes on 29 March 2019

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the relationship between type 2 diabetes and mental health.

This scholarship has been established by La Trobe University, Australia and Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), India. Applications are invited  from suitable candidates with Masters in First Class in Life Science /  Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience / Nutrition /  Pharmacy , including Pharm D, and related.   M.D. degree holders may be considered. Those who are anticipating Final Results by the End of June  2019 may also apply.

The focus of this research project is to investigate the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cognitive performance and to  identify the genetic and environmental factors that influence the relationship.

The PhD candidate will be based at JSSAHER, Mysuru,  throughout his/her candidature, and will have the opportunity to visit La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia during his/her candidature as part of the research project. The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by La Trobe University (principal supervision) and JSSAHER (co-supervision). Upon successful completion of the project and candidature, the candidate will be awarded a PhD degree from La Trobe University.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or postgraduate degree or equivalent. They will also need to fulfil the English language requirements at La Trobe University.

Benefits of the scholarship

  • La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years with a value of INR 25,000 per month in years 1 and 2, and INR 28,000 per month in year 3 and the first half of year 4 of candidature, to support your living costs.
  • Fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years (international candidates).
  • Opportunity to travel to La Trobe University, Australia for up to six months during your candidature, including accessing a travel grant of up to AUD$15,000 (pro rata for six months) (upon prior approval).
  • Opportunities to work with outstanding researchers at La Trobe University and JSSAHER, and access to professional development programs through La Trobe’s Research and Education Unit.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for these scholarships, follow these steps:

1.Expression of Interest: Send your CV, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in a pdf file to the following email address: admissions@jssuni.edu.in by 29 March 2019. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email.

2.Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe on skype  and JSSAHER in person, separately,  during  April  or early May 2019. Interviews will take place at the JSSAHER campus in Mysuru, India.

3.Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature.

La Trobe and JSSAHER will carefully review your application and consider you for a La Trobe – India PhD Scholarship in Public Health. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be advised of the outcome of their application in June – July  2019.

Closing date

Expressions of interest close on 29 March 2019.

Portable, in-field pathogen detection - closes 15 February 2019

Agriculture Victoria Research and the Defence and Science Technology (DST) Group have a common interest in developing enhanced capabilities for fast, and high-confidence, sequencing-based identification of pathogens in the field.

In collaboration with State and Federal government scientists, this project will investigate the use of novel third-generation sequencing laboratory processes and workflows to develop an applied, portable pathogen detection and characterisation tool. Quality control metrics will be assessed to establish a stand-alone, quality framework to ensure in-field performance.

Using a series of RNA viruses as a model, this project will undertake in-field validation of detection methods.

The objectives of the project are:

Optimisation of the sequencing processes for using Oxford Nanopore technologies

Development of secure bioinformatics data analysis pipelines

In-field assessment of the developed strategies

Assessment of other portable sequencing technologies which may emerge during the project.

Benefits

The successful candidate will receive;

  • A $30 000 per annum (tax-free) scholarship for three years. Potential for top-up grants through the Defence Science Institute.
  • Training in Australia’s first integrated agricultural systems biology research centre, AgriBio.
  • Significant professional development opportunities with placement at both partner organisations (Agriculture Victoria Research 80%, DST Group 20%)
  • International travel opportunities
  • Due to scholarship restrictions, the applicant must have Australian citizenship.

Scholar capabilities

This project will incorporate fast-paced, emerging technology that requires a dynamic individual with a high aptitude for bioinformatics and applied innovation. Applicants should be adaptable with placements based at AgriBio, Bundoora and DST Group, Fishermans Bend, in addition to in-field validation. The successful applicant should have a high level of achievement, including a First Class Honours Science degree or equivalent. Desirable capabilities include knowledge and demonstrated skills in molecular biology, experience in analysing next/third-generation sequencing data, proficiency in a Unix/Linux environment and contributions to original research in peer reviewed journals.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the PhD Scholarship for Portable, In-field Pathogen Detection, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of interest: Send your resume, transcripts and cover letter (addressing the Scholar capabilities above) to Kendra Whiteman at kendra.whiteman@ecodev.vic.gov.au. You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email.
  2. Interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to an interview.
  3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship, you will be invited to formally apply for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature. Instructions on how to apply will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

La Trobe will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship.

Closing date

Expressions of interest close on 15 February 2019.

Contact us

For enquiries, please contact

Dr Stacey Lynch
Senior Research Scientist
Virology, Agriculture Victoria Research
stacey.lynch@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Science, Health and Engineering (SHE)

PhD Scholarship Department of Dentistry and Oral Health - open until filled

La Trobe University Doctoral Research Scholarships awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake research aimed at improving oral health in people with mental illness in rural Victoria.

This scholarship established by La Trobe University, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in developing oral health care model for the people with mental illness in rural and regional Victoria.

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 dental public health, mental health and rural health. The aim of this research project is to develop oral health care model for the people with mental illness in rural or regional Victoria.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of $27,082.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2018 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, you need to:

  • have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with honours year or a Masters degree, or approved international equivalent.

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
  • select Dr Mohd Masood and Professor Amanda Kenny as your potential supervisors, indicating that you wish to be considered for the La Trobe University Doctoral Research 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) by 15th July 2018 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the La Trobe University Doctoral Research Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the La Trobe University Doctoral Research Scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome in due course. If you are unsuccessful for the Scholarship.

Closing date

Applications are open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Contact us

To discuss the details of this project and other informal inquiries, please contact Dr Mohd Masood (m.masood@latrobe.edu.au)

Further information about Dr Mohd Masood and his research work can be found on Dr Masood's staff profile.

Further information about Professor Amanda Kenny and her research work can be found on Professor Kenny's staff profile.

La Trobe University/Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute Doctoral Research Scholarship - Cardiac Cellular Ecosystems - open until filled

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating cardiac cellular landscape in health and disease

These prestigious scholarships, established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in exploring how the cardiac cellular landscape is regulated by cellular and molecular mechanisms in health and disease. Research will be performed at the Cardiac Cellular Systems Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (https://www.baker.edu.au/research/laboratories/cardiac-cellular-systems) under the supervision of Dr Alexander Pinto.

As an applicant you should have a demonstrably high level of motivation and an ardent interest in understanding fundamental mechanisms regulating cardiac biology using cutting-edge approaches such as single-cell RNA-sequencing, high-dimensional flow cytometry and microscopy.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half (3.5 years) years, with a minimum value of $27,596 per annum, to support your living costs [2019 rate].
  • Potential top-up of $6000 per annum for suitable individuals.
  • 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 and Baker’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

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

Selection criteria

  • High self-motivation with strong desire to learn new and complex techniques, including emerging data science and computational biology approaches.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team oriented context.

Value

$96,586 (up to $119,586 for suitable candidates).

How to apply

If you wish to apply for La Trobe University – Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute Doctoral Research Scholarship (“the Scholarship”), follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future.
  • 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) for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the Scholarship.

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

Closing date

Applications are open until the position is filled.

Contact us

If you require further information, please

contact Dr Alexander Pinto:

A.Pinto@latrobe.edu.au

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre - school-age outcomes for children with autism PhD scholarship - open until 1 April

PhD research scholarship available for an outstanding candidate to undertake research at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre on school-age outcomes of children with autism.

Be part of an exciting study funded by the NH&MRC on school age outcomes of children with autism. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent, and an interest in child  development with a particular focus on the development of autistic children.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,596.00 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 outstanding team of researchers at the prestigious Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
  • Access to La Trobe University’s suite of professional development programs

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for consideration, you need to:
*have a Bachelor’s degree with honours year at an H1 standard, or approved international equivalent.

Total Value of Scholarship
$96,586

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the PhD Scholarship at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) PhD Scholarship. We will direct this to Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Director and Chair of the Centre
  • 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 April 1, 2019 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the OTARC PhD Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for an OTARC PhD Scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome by mid-May 2019.

Closing date

Applications close April 1, 2019

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:  
Dr Rachel Jellett, Research Fellow
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, School of Psychology and Public Health
E: r.jellett@latrobe.edu.au

Supplementary information (optional)

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre at La Trobe University was established in 2008, and is the first centre dedicated to autism research in Australia.

DairyBio graduate researcher scholarships - open until filled

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) - open until filled

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, Professor Sheila Crewther, and Professor 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)

Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Research Scholarship - open until filled

These prestigious doctoral research scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake rural health research.  

These prestigious scholarships are part of the newly established Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Initiative located in the La Trobe Rural Health School. The Initiative has been established following significant philanthropic funding from the VV Marshman Charitable Trust.  Research in this Initiative will focus on how rural health research, innovative health service and workforce approaches, and integrated knowledge exchange can be combined to maximise health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable rural people and ensure the delivery of place-based, exceptional rural health care.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,596.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2019 rate]
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • you will be part of the exciting Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Initiative and will receive outstanding mentoring and support from a team of multidisciplinary researchers and rural leaders.
  • There will be opportunity to develop international collaborations as part of this Initiative.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

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

Value

In excess of $96,586

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Please contact Professor Amanda Kenny, Violet Vines Marshman Professor of Rural Health  for further details
  • Review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • Following contact with Professor Kenny, complete and submit your 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 prestigious Scholarship.

You will be advised of an outcome if you are unsuccessful for this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications close : Open until filled

Contact us

You are required to contact Professor Amanda Kenny, Violet Marshman Professor of Rural Health, La Trobe Rural Health School for more information:

P 03 54447545
E a.kenny@latrobe.edu.au
W https://www.latrobe.edu.au/rural-health-school

Supplementary information

The La Trobe Rural Health School is Australia’s largest and most multidisciplinary rural health school and is located across Northern Victoria’s most vibrant regional cities: Bendigo, Albury/Wodonga, Shepparton, and Mildura.

Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC)

La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship in “Philosophical Engagement” - open until filled

The Department of Philosophy and Politics is proud to be able to offer two (2) Scholarships to research candidates interested in the field of Philosophy.

Expressions of interest from students planning to work in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of social science, philosophy in the schools, and philosophical engagement in public life are encouraged to apply.

Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups and with non-standard backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply as part of an effort to further diversity the discipline of philosophy.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years and five months, with a value of $27,082.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2018 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

Available scholarships

One scholarship is still available.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

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

Value

3.5 years of living allowance stipend valued at $27,082 per annum, indexed annually.  International candidates also receive a fee-relief scholarship if successful in being offered this stipend.

How to apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • Successful applicants will work under the supervision of Professor Rob Wilson, and so contact should be made directly with him.
  • After receiving in-principle agreement for supervision, promptly 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 that you wish to be considered for a Scholarship in Philosophical Engagement Research.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Scholarship.  You will be advised of an outcome promptly.

Closing date

Applications will be open until successful candidates have been identified and accepted corresponding offers.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact: Professor Rob Wilson, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, r.wilson2@latrobe.edu.au or rwilson.robert@gmail.com.

Supplementary information

Doctoral programs at Australian universities typically require only a dissertation and are 3-4 years in length, and so interested students should be suitably prepared to move directly to the dissertation, rather than to undertake further coursework and comprehensive examinations.  We would be very happy to receive expressions of interest from students planning to work in the professor’s general areas of expertise, including the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of social science, philosophy in the schools, and philosophical engagement in public life.  The professor’s recent books include The Eugenic Mind Project (MIT Press, 2018) and a completed book manuscript on kinship, Relative Beings. For more about these research interests and his recent work and activity in these areas, please see robwilsonphilosophy.com. Professor Wilson has also recently founded the PEiPL (Philosophical Engagement in Public Life) initiative, working cross-institutionally in Melbourne and beyond the bounds of academia, and would welcome applicants who see themselves as contributing to the work of that network.  Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups and with non-standard backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply as part of an effort to further diversity the discipline of philosophy in content and personal and cultural background.

Department of Languages and Linguistics higher degree research scholarships - applications considered from 30 April 2018

The Department of Languages and Linguistics is proud to be able to offer two (2) Scholarships to research candidates interested in the field of Linguistics, with a focus on Language Variation and Change.

Expressions of interest from students planning to work in one of the two following areas are encouraged:

  • Variation and change in Australian English, with a focus on ethnicity;
  • Variation and change in a community language spoken in Australia (e.g. Chinese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese).

Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups and with non-standard backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply as part of an effort to further diversity in Linguistics at La Trobe University.

Benefits

Benefits of the scholarship include

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years and six months, with a value of $27,082.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2018 rates]
  • 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 access to our suite of professional development programs
  • affiliation with the Centre for Research on Language Diversity.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

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

Value

$27,082 per annum, plus fee-relief scholarship for four years for international applicants.

How to Apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • successful applicants will work under the supervision of Professor James Walker, and so contact should be made directly with him;
  • after receiving in-principle agreement for supervision, promptly 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 that you wish to be considered for a Scholarship in Language Variation and Change.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Scholarship.  You will be advised of an outcome promptly.

Closing Date

Applications will be considered from 30th April, 2018, until successful candidates have been identified and accepted corresponding offers.

Additional Information

Doctoral programs at Australian universities typically require only a dissertation and are 3-4 years in length, and so interested students should be suitably prepared to move directly to the dissertation, rather than to undertake further coursework and comprehensive examinations.

We would be happy to receive expressions of interest from students planning to work in Professor Walker’s general area of expertise, language variation and change. For more about his research interests and recent work, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/about/staff/academic/profile?uname=JWalker

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact: Professor James Walker, Department of Languages and Linguistics, j.walker2@latrobe.edu.au.

La Trobe Law School higher degree research scholarships - open until filled

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.

PhD Research Scholarship at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society - closes 29 March 2019

Tech, sex and intimacy: a survey to understand the role of new technologies in Australian’s sexual and intimate lives.

We are seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to work with a team of scholars at the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society at La Trobe University on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project exploring how new technologies are shaping sexual and relationship patterns in Australia.

The project will involve coordinating a national survey to explore how biomedical, biomechanical and digital technologies are integrated into people’s sexual and romantic lives including the use of technologies to enhance sexual experience and build sexual or romantic connections.

Candidates must have skills in quantitative research design and statistical analysis along with undergraduate qualifications in sociology, social-psychology or a related discipline. Some background in sexuality or gender studies is desirable.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,596.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2019 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, you need to:

  • have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with honours year at an H1 standard, or approved international equivalent, in social-psychology or related disciplines
  • demonstrated skills in quantitative research design and statistical analysis
  • an interest in gender and sexuality research.

Value

Approximately $100,000.

How to apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • your supervisors on this project will be Dr Jennifer Power, Dr Andrea Waling and Professor Jayne Lucke
  • complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by Friday 29 March for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program. Please remember to tick the Scholarship box for “other” and indicate the following title: 'LTU-NHMRC-J.Power Scholarship'.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in May, 2019.

Closing date

Applications close 29 March 2019.

Contact us

If you require further information, please

Contact: Jennifer Power, jennifer.power@latrobe.edu.au +61 3 9479 8721

Supplementary information

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University is Australia’s leading research centre in the areas of sexuality, sexual health, and LGBT health and wellbeing. PhD candidates at this centre will have the opportunity to work with internationally leading scholars in these areas and receive mentorship and experience in conducting high quality sexuality and gender research.