Specialist research scholarships

PhD Scholarships with an industry focus

Industry PhD Scholarship in optimising care for Ear Nose and Throat issues in rural Australia - deadline 31 January 2019

Are you an honours degree graduate in public health, health sciences or (health) psychology? This Mildura-based scholarship offered in partnership with Murray Primary Health Network (Murray PHN) might be for you. You will be undertaking research on Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) care in rural Australia, under the supervision of La Trobe’s Dr Evelien Spelten.

The aim of this research project is to optimise Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) care in rural Australia. ENT care is quite broad and can involve allergies, ear infections, tonsillitis, sleep apnea, grommets, throat cancer, and asthma. In this project you will:

  • Investigate current issues around ENT care
  • Develop and implement training for health care professionals
  • Develop and implement education material for a community health campaign
  • Evaluate the impact on care of these interventions.

The research project will be based in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, and the successful PhD candidate will divide their time between Murray PHN and La Trobe University’s Mildura Campus.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for up to four years for international applicants
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • industry supervision and mentoring provided by Murray PHN
  • opportunity to work with Murray PHN staff, and build professional and community networks in the sector
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

  • First class honours degree or equivalent in public health, health sciences, (health) psychology.
  • International applicants need to meet the English language entry requirements at La Trobe University.

Desirable

  • Capability to work with large data sets
  • Understanding of the Australian Health Care System.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Industry PhD Scholarship in optimising care for Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) issues in rural Australia:

  1. Submit an application for the scholarship and PhD candidature:
    • Follow the instructions on how to apply under Step 3 at latrobe.edu.au/research/future
    • In your application, indicate clearly that you wish to be considered for the Industry PhD with Murray Primary Health Network
    • Please make sure your application is complete and reaches us within the deadline, as we are unable to consider incomplete and/or late applications.
    • Note: Successful applicants will work under the supervision of Dr Evelien Spelten, so you don’t need to find a supervisor.
  2. Interview: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship and candidature, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and Murray PHN.
  3. Final decision: The final decision will be made based on your application and interview. The successful candidate will be made an offer for candidature and scholarship.

La Trobe will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship. We anticipate that shortlisted applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in February 2019.

Closing date

Applications close on 31 january 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Enquiries

Dr Evelien Spelten

Senior Lecturer Public Health

Regional Research Coordinator in the College of Science, Health and Engineering

La Trobe Rural Health School

E: e.spelten@latrobe.edu.au

Dr Stephen Begg

Senior Lecturer, Discipline Lead - Public Health

La Trobe Rural Health School
E: s.begg@latrobe.edu.au

Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) Research Scholarship - deadline 14 December 2018

Are you curious about the role chaplains play in health care settings? Are you an honours graduate with a desire to evaluate the effectiveness of the current model of spiritual care in hospitals? If so, this PhD scholarship offered in partnership with Spiritual Health Victoria may be for you.

There is increasing international evidence about how spiritual care can contribute to people’s health and wellbeing. However, little research has been done on the models of spiritual care being provided in an Australian context.

Through this PhD scholarship, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a small and dedicated team from Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) to address this issue. SHV is one of the Australian leaders in this field of research, with a body of work that has been recognised at both national and international levels. Partnering with Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) you will be able to gain experience and contribute to an interesting and vibrant field of research.

The aims of the project are to:

  • explore the role of faith communities in providing spiritual care in Victorian public hospitals
  • determine the perceived value of the hospital chaplaincy provided by faith communities
  • investigate if and how the outcomes of this model are currently being measured
  • establish an evidence base relating to the effectiveness of this model
  • determine alternative models of spiritual care provision by faith communities if required.

As an applicant, you should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Applicants should also have an academic interest in relevant areas such as religion and spirituality; health and wellbeing, and/or community and culture.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for up to four years for international applicants
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • industry supervision and mentoring provided by SHV
  • opportunity to work with SHV staff, and build professional and community networks in the sector
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

Desirable

  • Experience working collaboratively as a member of a team or community group.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Spiritual Health Victoria Research Scholarship:

  1. Submit an expression of interest:

    Send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF to Ms Cheryl Holmes – CEO of SHV ceo@spiritualhealthvictoria.org.au

    Await outcome of your expression of interest

  2. Suitably qualified candidates will be invited to apply for the scholarship.
  3. Submit an application for the scholarship and PhD candidature:
  • Follow the instructions on how to apply under Step 3 at latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • In your application, indicate clearly that you wish to be considered for the Industry PhD with Spiritual Health Victoria
  • Please make sure your application is complete and reaches us within the deadline, as we are unable to consider incomplete and/or late applications.
  • Note: Successful applicants will work under the supervision of Dr Bruce Rumbold, so you don’t need to find a supervisor.
  1. Interview: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship and candidature, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and SHV.
  2. Final decision: The final decision will be made based on your application and interview. The successful candidate will be made an offer for candidature and scholarship.

La Trobe will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship. We anticipate that shortlisted applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in January 2019 and that the successful applicant will commence candidature in February 2019.

Closing date

Applications close on 14 December 2018.

Find out more

If you require further information about the project, please

contact:

Ms Cheryl Holmes,

CEO, Spiritual Health Victoria

ceo@spiritualhealthvictoria.org.au

If your enquiry is about higher degree requirements, please contact:

Dr Bruce Rumbold,

Director, La Trobe University Palliative Care Unit

B.Rumbold@latrobe.edu.au

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 eg, Parliamentary Leaders Program) and public servants ( through eg, 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 (eg, 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.

Research Scholarship in Derivatives Trading Analysis - open until filled

A doctoral scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research with a view of developing an open standard for the wholesale exchange traded derivatives market.

This PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Derivatives.com.au (DCA), will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in computer science, information technology, information systems, and related fields in engineering.

The aim of this research project is to develop an open standard to help the derivatives trading industry and regulators across various jurisdictions streamline the derivatives trading and compliance processes. This open standard will include an information transmission protocol that enables traders, brokers and regulators to monitor and analyse its data traffic in real time. The PhD candidate undertaking the research will be required to understand the current practice through on-site training, research into potential solutions, and specify requirements. Based on the findings, the PhD candidate will design and develop an industry standard, and build an experimental system to verify and evaluate the proposed standard and compliance process.

The research will be based at DCA in Sydney, Australia and the candidate will engage in frequent meetings with their supervisors and other staff members at La Trobe.

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

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for up to four years for international applicants
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • industry supervision and mentoring provided by DCA
  • conduct research in shaping the future compliance processes for the wholesale derivatives industry in Australia and the United States
  • opportunity to build professional networks in the sector
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs
  • access to industry-specific on-site training with DCA.

Eligibility criteria

Essential

  • First class honours degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology and/or electrical engineering
  • International applicants: Meet the English language entry requirements at La Trobe University

Desirable

  • Understanding of the current industry practice in wholesale derivatives training
  • Knowledge of computer networks, data communication and cybersecurity

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the PhD Scholarship in Derivatives Trading Analysis, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of interest: Send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF file to Ka.Chan@latrobe.edu.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 with representatives of La Trobe and DCA.
  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 are open until the position is filled.

Contact us

Dr Ka Chan
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Tel: +61 (0)468 363 333
E: Ka.Chan@latrobe.edu.au

Research Scholarship in Nutraceuticals Research - open until filled

A doctoral scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research with the aim of isolation and functional characterization of bioactive compounds from sugarcane extracts

This PhD scholarship with an industry focus, established by La Trobe University in partnership with The Product Makers, will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in food chemistry, biochemistry or related disciplines. The Product Makers (TPM) is an Australian owned international flavor company with HQ in Melbourne and subsidiaries throughout Asia, India, Middle East, Russia & Brazil. A modern factory and laboratories are also located on the same site with their Bioactives Division.
TPM have developed a range of Globally Patented Natural Plant Extracts which are being further studied for their bioactive & cellular signaling properties.

Overall aim of the project is to develop nutraceuticals to promote health and wellbeing and for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes and dementia. The successful candidate will employ innovative patented methods developed by TPM to isolate compounds of interest
from sugarcane extracts and use novel methods developed at La Trobe University to screen the isolated compounds for bioactivity. The project is expected to result in the discovery of novel nutraceutical compounds from the sugarcane extracts.

In the first six months of years 1 and 2, the PhD candidate will be based at The Product Makers in Keysborough, Victoria, Australia. The remaining time will be spent at La Trobe University (Melbourne campus), while maintaining regular communication and collaboration with The Product Makers staff throughout
the project.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for up to four years for international applicants
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • industry supervision and mentoring provided by TPM
  • opportunity to build professional networks in the sector
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

Essential

  • High level of achievement, including first class honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry or related disciplines
  • International applicants: Meet the English language entry requirements at La Trobe University
  • Strong interest in developing an understanding of the interconnections between academia/research, and commercially driven business

Desirable

  • A strong background in chromatography techniques including HPLC and experience in cell culture techniques & cellular signalling pathways and plant polyphenols bioactive properties.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the PhD Scholarship in Nutraceutical Research, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of interest: Send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF file to M.Jois@latrobe.edu.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 with representatives of La Trobe and TPM.
  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.

Closing date

Expressions of interests are open until the position is filled.

Contact us

Dr Markandeya Jois

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology

School of Life Sciences

T: +61 (0)3 9479 2172

E: M.Jois@latrobe.edu.au

Exercise Science AFL Research Scholarship

Are you an Honours graduate and passionate about high-performance sport?

Undertake research to develop, implement and deliver a high-performance AFL training program, with supervision and mentoring from La Trobe University and AFL Victoria.

This Industry PhD scholarship has been established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Bendigo Pioneers (AFL Academy), and it is based in Bendigo, Victoria. The successful applicant will have a background in exercise conditioning and athlete monitoring.

The research project

This research project will evaluate AFL Victoria’s existing high-performance training program, and will develop, implement and lead a high-performance program to optimise player performance. It will contribute to the program’s ability to foster a competitive environment, so that the region’s talented AFL youth players can reach their full potential.

This role will include some supervisory opportunities to ensure compliance with the AFL Victoria High Performance Minimum Standards. The program includes functional conditioning, strength and power development, injury prevention, nutrition and sports science support.

The successful applicant

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • be based in Bendigo, Victoria, and divide your time between AFL Victoria and the La Trobe Bendigo Campus
  • contribute to and evaluate a regionally-located AFL Victoria Academy program
  • have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent
  • be eligible for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
  • have the ability to create a safe and competitive high-performance environment for the region’s talented youth footballers to reach their full athletic potential
  • have confidence in contributing to the development, implementation and leading of a high-performance program
  • have the ability to use evidence-based methods to promote and optimise player performance.

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a La Trobe PhD Scholarship for 3.5 years, with a value of A$27,082 per annum (2018 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTU-FFRS) for up to four years for international applicants
  • academic supervision provided by La Trobe
  • AFL Victoria supervision and mentoring
  • opportunity to work with AFL staff, and build professional and community networks in the sector
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers
  • access to La Trobe’s suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

Desirable

  • Accreditation as an an Exercise Scientist or equivalent
  • Accreditation with Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) or equivalent
  • Experience in athlete performance monitoring

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Exercise Science PhD Scholarship:

1. Submit an application for the scholarship and PhD candidature:

  • Follow the instructions on how to apply under Step 3 at latrobe.edu.au/research/future
    In your application, indicate clearly that you wish to be considered for the PhD with an Industry Focus with Bendigo Pioneers
  • Please make sure your application is complete and reaches us within the deadline, as we are unable to consider incomplete and/or late applications.
  • Note: Successful applicants will work under the supervision of Dr Michael Kingsley, so you don’t need to find a supervisor.

2. Interview: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship and candidature, you will be invited to an interview with representatives of La Trobe and AFL Victoria.

3. Final decision: The final decision will be made based on your application and interview. The successful candidate will be made an offer for candidature and scholarship.


La Trobe will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship. We anticipate that shortlisted applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in January 2019 and that the successful applicant will commence candidature in February 2019.


Closing date

Applications close on 31 December 2018.

Find out more

If you require further information about the project, please contact:

Dr Michael Kingsley
Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology
Research Director
La Trobe Rural Health School
m.kingsley@latrobe.edu.au

For more information on AFL Victoria visit the AFL Victoria website.

See the AFL scholarship flyer [PDF 506KB].

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

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, Prof. Sheila Crewther, and Prof. Melvyn Goodale (Western University, Canada) by the Australian Research Council (DP170103189).

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

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

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 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.