Specialist research scholarships

Science, Health and Engineering (SHE)

Murray Darling Honours scholarships - deadline 26 January 2018

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.

The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invites applications for students to receive one of three available scholarships, who are undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within scope for consideration include:

  • Plant ecology
  • Floodplain fish ecology
  • Food web ecology
  • Invasive aquatic species

Applicants must be enrolled or in the process for applying through La Trobe University for the Honours Program.

Through La Trobe University the MMCP will provide an Honours scholarship to successful applicants to the value of $6,000 ($4,000 stipend + $2,000 operating). These scholarships will be selected based on the students undergraduate course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and the relevance of Honours project to the MMCP. Honours students will be supervised/co-supervised by MMCP researchers and will undertake a research project aligned with the objectives of the MMCP.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of the three potential scholarships:

You will be advised of an outcome early February 2018.

Closing date

Applications close 26 January 2018.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Dr Daryl Nielsen, Principal Research Scientist, Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre
E: d.nielsen@latrobe.edu.au

Supplementary information

These positions will be based at The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) at either the Albury–Wodonga or Mildura campuses of La Trobe University.

MDFRC specialises in the ecology of rivers and wetlands within the Murray–Darling Basin.

Flow ecology of floodplain rivers and wetlands research top-up scholarships - deadline 30 January 2018

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.

The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invites applications for top-up scholarships to support postgraduate students undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within scope for consideration include:

  • plant ecology
  • floodplain fish ecology
  • food web ecology
  • invasive aquatic species.

As well as a stipend top-up and operating funds to support travel and fieldwork, successful applicants will engage with state and federal water policy and management representatives with the aim of enhancing their understanding of evidence based decision making.

Applicants must be enrolled or in the process of applying through La Trobe University for a relevant scholarship for doctoral studies e.g. Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (RTP) or La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS). Through La Trobe University the MMCP will provide top-up scholarships to successful applicants to the value of $15,000 ($10,000 'top-up' + $5,000 operating) per annum.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of the three potential scholarships:

Applicants will be advised of an outcome early February 2018.

Closing date

Applications close 30 January 2018.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Dr Daryl Nielsen, Principal Research Scientist, Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre
E: d.nielsen@latrobe.edu.au

Supplementary information

These positions will be based at The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) at either the Albury–Wodonga or Mildura campuses of La Trobe University.

MDFRC specialises in the ecology of rivers and wetlands within the Murray–Darling Basin.

Materials Engineering Steel Casting Research Scholarship - deadline 31 January 2018

A Doctoral research scholarship in Materials Engineering aimed at improving the advanced manufacturing capability of Australian enterprises.

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available in the Department of Engineering at La Trobe University in the field of Advanced Materials to start in early 2018. This exciting role forms part of a collaboration between the university and a research partner involved in the production of advanced metal products by casting.  The project will involve the processing, manufacture and validation of alloys and processes for demanding applications.

Applicants should hold a first class honours degree or Masters degree in a related engineering or science discipline and be eligible to work in Australia.  Experience with Foundry, Metallurgy, Non-destructive testing as well as advanced CAD & CAE packages would be desirable.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $27,082 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
  • The program is based with a research partner meaning the applicant must be hands on and able to adapt to this environment.

How to apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at: latrobe.edu.au/research/
  • To Apply, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for the scholarship. We will direct this to the appropriate La Trobe staff member
  • When you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by January 31 2018 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Materials Engineering Steel Casting Research Scholarship.

Applications will be advised of an outcome by February 16, 2018.

Closing date

Applications close January 31, 2018.

Contact us

If you require further information, please

contact:  Prof. Roger Lumley, Head, Department of Engineering

R.Lumley@latrobe.edu.au

Industry PhD 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 Industry PhD scholarship, 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 Industry 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

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 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.

Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services - deadline 9 April 2018

A doctoral scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research with the aim of developing an improved care model in the area of chronic diseases.

This Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Sunraysia Community Health Services (SCHS) based in Mildura, Victoria, Australia will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in a health related discipline (e.g. public health, allied health, health sciences, psychology).

The aim of this research project is to contribute to the development of an improved care model for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including

  1. Undertaking analysis of research evidence around preventable hospitalisations
  2. Evaluating the model from professional and consumer perspectives
  3. Analysing evidence on reduction in hospitalisation, and signalling of barriers and enablers for a new improved model
  4. Developing and using a methodology for measuring the financial impact of change towards a new care model.

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

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 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 SCHS
  • opportunity to work with SCHS 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

Essential

  • First class honours degree or equivalent in a health related discipline (e.g. public health, allied health, health sciences)
  • International applicants: Meet the English language entry requirements at La Trobe University

Desirable

  • Experience with research project work in health organisations
  • Experience with writing reports or publications

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Industry PhD Scholarship in Community Health Services, follow these steps:

  1. Expression of interest: Send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF file to E.Spelten@latrobe.edu.au by 9 April 2018. 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 SCHS mid-April 2018.
  3. Invitation to apply: If you are shortlisted for the scholarship following the interviews, 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 University 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 May 2018 and that the successful applicant will commence candidature as soon as possible after that.

Closing date

Expressions of interests close on 9 April 2018.

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

Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project Scholarship - deadline 16 April 2018

An exciting PhD scholarship opportunity to undertake research in an NHMRC and Lowitja Institute-funded project - Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future: learning to identify and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex childhood trauma, during pregnancy and the early years after birth.

This exciting scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in exploring how perinatal services can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex childhood trauma.

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 the social and emotional wellbeing of families and an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding trauma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Your project will be conducted within a broad contextual framework with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across three Australian jurisdictions (North Territory, South Australia and Victoria).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 per annum (3.5 years PhD, 2 years for Masters), to support your living costs [2018 rate]
  • opportunities to work with a multidisciplinary team of outstanding researchers across several institutions, and have access to a suite of professional development programs

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Email the project team to ask for project information at c.chamberlain@latrobe.edu.au or 0428921271.
  • Apply for candidature at 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 a Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project 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 by 16 April 2018 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for a Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future Project Scholarship.  You will be advised of an outcome in April 2018.

Closing date

Applications close 16 April 2018.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

La Trobe Graduate Research School

grs@latrobe.edu.au or c.chamberlain@latrobe.edu.au

Supplementary information

The Healing the past by Nurturing the Future Project aims to develop perinatal (pregnancy to two years after birth) strategies for identifying and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex trauma in their own childhoods.

Complex trauma can have profound and ongoing impacts on development and physical, social and emotional wellbeing. The long-lasting relational effects may be triggered during parenthood, causing emotional distress and impeding the capacity of parents to nurture their children, leading to intergenerational transmission of trauma. Conversely, growing evidence shows that the transition to parenthood offers a unique life-course opportunity for healing and preventing intergenerational transmission, even after severe trauma.

Yet, despite these opportunities for healing, particularly during frequent scheduled contacts with health care providers; and the risk of triggering due to the intimate nature of perinatal care - there are currently no systematic perinatal strategies for identifying and supporting parents who have experienced complex trauma themselves.

This project will begin to address this critical gap.

Webster rural and regional dementia care PhD scholarship - deadline 30 June 2018

Founded by La Trobe University and Equity Trustees, this prestigious scholarship recognises the generous bequest of Gordon Webster. It will be awarded to an outstanding applicant with a commitment to developing evidence based research that will improve rural dementia care services.

The successful applicant will undertake a project investigating how carers of people living with dementia construct and negotiate rural dementia service and support pathways. Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent, in a social sciences, public health or medical discipline. As an applicant you should have a passion for rural health, service delivery, and dementia care, with an interest in both qualitative and quantitative research.

Benefits

  • A La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of AU$27,082 per annum, to support your living costs [2018 rate]
  • 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 be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent citizen.
  • Hold a first-class honours degree or equivalent

The successful awardee will also be expected to be based at the La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, where the Webster project team is based.

Value

$81,246 over 3.5 years

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care Research Fellowship, follow these steps:

  • Review details on how to apply for candidature at: www.latrobe.edu.au/research/future
  • Contact Associate Professor Irene Blackberry (i.blackberry@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and the supervisory arrangements
  • Complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 30 June 2018 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care Research Fellowship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care Research Fellowship. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in early July 2018. The successful applicant will be expected to commence in September 2018.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by July 2018.

Closing date

Applications close 30 June 2018.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Associate Professor Irene Blackberry
John Richards Initiative, La Trobe University
E: i.blackberry@latrobe.edu.au
T: (02) 6024 9613

Supplementary information

The Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care project is a three-year research initiative, funded through the bequest of Gordon Webster and administered to La Trobe University through Equity Trustees. Through conducting evidence-based research, this project aims to improve dementia care pathways within rural and regional Victoria, with a specific emphasis on the Bendigo region.

The proposed PhD applicant will conduct a project which is aligned with the larger Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care project. The aim of the proposed project is to investigate how carers of people living with dementia construct and negotiate rural dementia service and support pathways. The project methodology and method will be developed by the successful applicant in conjunction with the supervisory team; however the successful applicant will be expected to utilise some form of network analysis (qualitative/quantitative) to investigate this phenomenon, in order to complement other stages of the project.

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]

Industry PhD 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 Industry 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 Industry 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

Nursing workforce research scholarship (mental health) - open until filled

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at exploring the association between nursing skill mix and outcomes for patients in mental health.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in evaluating how specialist mental health nursing influences clinical outcomes for patients (readmission). Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Working across the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Healthscope private hospitals group, the successful applicant will join an established international team of researchers investigating the associations between nursing skill mix in mental health care and psychiatric patient outcomes. The program of work will use routinely collected hospital administrative data. A good understanding of the research methods that underpin clinical epidemiology (particularly statistical modelling) would be a distinct advantage.

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum ($80,046 in total), to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, 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 a Nursing Workforce Research Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor Richard Gray (r.gray@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and available research supervision
  • 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 this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications will remain open until this scholarships is awarded.

Contact us

If you require further information, contact:

Professor Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery
r.gray@latrobe.edu.au

Nursing workforce research scholarships (skill mix) - open until filled

Doctoral research scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake research aimed at exploring the association between nursing skill mix and clinical outcomes for adult medical and surgical patients.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in evaluating how nursing skill mix impacts on clinical outcomes for patients (mortality, 30-day readmission, falls). Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

Working across the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Healthscope private hospitals group, the successful applicant will join an established international team of researchers investigating the associations between various aspects of nursing skill mix and medical and surgical patient outcomes. The program will use routinely collected hospital administrative data. A good understanding of the research methods that underpin clinical epidemiology would be a distinct advantage.

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682.00 per annum ($80,046 in total), to support your living costs (2017 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, 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 a Nursing Workforce Research Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact Professor Richard Gray (r.gray@latrobe.edu.au) to discuss your application and available research supervision
  • 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 this scholarship.

Closing date

Applications will remain open until this scholarships is awarded.

Contact us

If you require further information, contact:

Professor Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery
r.gray@latrobe.edu.au

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)

Social media sentiment analysis (SMSA) - deadline 30 September 2017

This prestigious scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in building technologies to enhance Australia’s capacity to fight against cybercrime.The successful applicant will work closely with the research team who were recently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant to investigate “Auto-internet warnings to prevent the viewing of minor-adult sex images” (DP160100601).

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, linguistics, psychology, or a cognate discipline.

As an applicant you should have an interest in creating algorithms, and protecting Australians against cybercrime.

Benefits

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • 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 outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

How to apply

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

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • contact A/Prof Paul Watters as a potential supervisor, submit an enquiry using our online enquiry system, indicating that you wish to be considered for an SMSA 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 by 30 April 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for the SMSA Scholarship.
  • applications and supporting documentation to be submitted to admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for the SMSA Scholarship and you will be advised of an outcome in June 2017. If you are unsuccessful for the AFR Scholarship, you will be considered for a standard La Trobe scholarship.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact Associate Professor Paul Watters at P.Watters@latrobe.edu.au.

Graphic encounters research scholarship - deadline 15 October 2017

We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University.

The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium of prints, from engraving to lithography. Concurrently the many techniques in image reproduction refined over these same decades. We seek to document particularly the production of prints featuring Aboriginal Australians and their recurrence and dissemination within a transnational web of print media and print making.

The PhD project may focus on the cultural, social, economic, geographic, or other dimensions of colonial print production and circulation during the period, and it is a requirement of the scholarship that the funded work contributes to the aims of the Graphic Encounters: Colonial Prints and the Inscription of Aboriginality research project. Our aim is to curate a major travelling exhibition and develop an online gallery resource, as well as convene an international conference, research publications and commentaries to facilitate access to published and unpublished prints for the period up to 1901.

Benefits

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 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 outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Eligibility criteria

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

How to apply

If you wish to apply for the Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Send a single Word document comprising a CV; a one page statement which outlines your experience, training and expertise relevant to this project; a 200-300 word summary of your proposed project; and the names and email addresses for two referees by email to Liz Conor at l.conor@latrobe.edu.au
  2. Please supply your referees with this form [PDF 80KB]
  3. If you are currently completing an Honour’s or Master’s degree please list your academic results to date and likely date for completion (which must be before the end of March 2017).
  4. Review details on how to apply for candidature
  5. Complete and submit your PhD application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School (admissions.grs@latrobe.edu.au) by 31 May 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in late August.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact:

Dr Liz Conor
ARC Future Fellow
Chief Investigator | Graphic Encounters
Department of Archaeology and History

E: l.conor@latrobe.edu.au

Department of Philosophy and Politics higher degree research scholarships - applications considered from 31 January 2018

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.

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

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three 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, 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 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 considered from 31st January, 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 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 diversify the discipline of philosophy in content and personal and cultural background.

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.

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.