Specialist research scholarships

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 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.

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.

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.

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 30 June 2019.

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
Email Professor Kenny  
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.

PhD Research Scholarships at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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 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

Open until filled.

Contact us

If you require further information, please

Contact: Jennifer Power, +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.

Knee Injury Rehabilitation Research Scholarship - open until 10 August 2019

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at improving outcomes following knee injury and reconstruction.

This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in exploring the effect of exercise-therapy on optimising knee symptoms and quality of life and preventing osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction.

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 knee injuries, rehabilitation and osteoarthritis. Your project will address symptomatic, functional and structural changes after ACL reconstruction to identify risk factors and optimal management for early osteoarthritis outcomes as part of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project.

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 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
  • supervised by Prof Kay Crossley and Dr Adam Culvenor within the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

  • have an Australian degree in Physiotherapy (or other health sciences) with honours year at an H1 standard or research training at Masters level or approved international equivalent.

Value

$27,596.00 per annum (for 3.5 years)

Start date

Negotiable (have started by early 2020)

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this La Trobe University PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • submit an enquiry to Dr Adam Culvenor: a.culvenor@latrobe.edu.au including a letter of motivation together with a detailed CV
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for your application to be considered, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) if you are a domestic applicant or LTIResearch@latrobe.edu.au for international applicants for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a DVCR Internal Scholarship.

The research team will carefully review your application and consider you for a PhD Scholarship.

Deadlines

Initial enquires to Dr Adam Culvenor close 10 August 2019

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Dr Adam Culvenor

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, School of Allied Health

a.culvenor@latrobe.edu.au

PhD Research Scholarship in the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTI Populations - open until filled

This PhD scholarship provides an outstanding candidate with an opportunity to undertake significant research on health and ageing in older LGBTI populations.

This research scholarship, based in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), will be awarded to an outstanding candidate who is interested in contributing significant new knowledge toward improving the health and well-being of LGBTI populations.

As a student you will be supervised by Associate Professor Anthony Lyons with an opportunity to develop a project on a topic that extends current knowledge of the health and wellbeing of LGBTI populations. You should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent, an interest in the field of LGBTI health and well-being, and some experience in conducting research, particularly involving quantitative data analysis or mixed methods.

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 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
  • access to La Trobe’s 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; or
  • an Australian Master’s degree (by research or by coursework with substantial research component) or approved international equivalent

Value

$ 96,586

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the LGBTI Health and Wellbeing Research Scholarship, please submit a formal introductory e-mail to ARCSHSPostGrad@latrobe.edu.au

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

Closing date

Open until filled

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Associate Professor Anthony Lyons,

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

a.lyons@latrobe.edu.au

Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC)

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

La Trobe Law School celebrated 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.
    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.

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 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.

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.