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Supervision Opportunities

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle.There are no restrictions on the area or discipline of research.


Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle examining an important aspect of Protection/Welfare Board history – the transition from the Protection Board era (1883 - 1940) to that of the Welfare Board (1940 - 1969).


PhD Scholarship in Modelling of house slab edge insulation

PhD Scholarship in Modelling of house slab edge insulation

Closing date: 10 October 2014

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD in empirical and theoretical modelling of house slab edge insulation under the supervision of Dr Dariusz Alterman, Dr Dong Chen (CSIRO), Prof. Behdad Moghtaderi.


BlinkMobile Innovation PhD top up scholarship

BlinkMobile Innovation PhD top up scholarship

Closing date: 16 October 2014

Top up scholarship opportunity for Research Higher Degree students studying Business Innovation, Software Engineering and Computer Science.


PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

Closing date: 31 October 2014

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. As the successful applicant you will undertake your doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle.


PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

Closing date: 31 October 2014

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.


5 PhD Scholarships - Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation

5 PhD Scholarships - Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation

Closing date: 31 October 2014

Five PhD scholarships are available in the ARC Training Centre for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation based at The University of Newcastle in Newcastle. As well as a world class academic environment, these posts include placement time with industry partners as an integral part of the research program.


PhD Scholarship in Historical LInguistics

PhD Scholarship in Historical LInguistics

Closing date: 15 November 2014

Applications and enquiries are invited from qualified and motivated students wishing to pursue a PhD investigating the hypothesis that all the languages of Australia are related as members of a single language family under the supervision of Dr Mark Harvey, part of a three-year Discovery Project (DP140100863).


Research Masters Scholarships in Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

Research Masters Scholarships in Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

Closing date: 1 December 2014

Two scholarships are available for research masters students with topics related to Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in the Elderly under the supervision of Professor Dimity Pond.


PhD Opportunity - Abnormalities in innate immunity to viral infection in asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

PhD Opportunity - Abnormalities in innate immunity to viral infection in asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Closing date: 12 December 2014

A  honour, MSc, or PhD opportunity exists within a research group which focuses on the innate immune responses in airway epithelial cells against respiratory/infectious viral infections including influenza viruses and coronaviruses, and how these immune responses can be altered by viruses under the supervision of Dr Alan Hsu


PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

Closing date: 31 December 2014

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to join the Precision and Nanopositioning project at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Dr Yuen Yong


PhD Scholarship in Particle Scale Dynamics

PhD Scholarship in Particle Scale Dynamics

Closing date: 31 December 2014

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD in particle scale dynamics using variational framework under the supervision of Dr Andrei Lyamin


PhD and Masters by Research in Creative Arts

PhD and Masters by Research in Creative Arts

Closing date: Ongoing

Apply now for a PhD or Masters by research in the School of Creative Arts.


PhD and Masters by Research in Education

PhD and Masters by Research in Education

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Masters by Research that is specific to each research area within the School of Education. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply:


PhD Opportunity in Protecting Privacy

PhD Opportunity in Protecting Privacy

Closing date: Ongoing

The PhD candidate will investigate ways to protect privacy of individuals and entities whose data has been collected and stored in one of many databases / data warehouses and will be supervised by Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunitiy exists for a PhD candidate to work on a project investigating graph labellings, in particular Graceful Labellings, and various extremal graph problems under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to investigate parameterised approximation algorithms under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Closing date: 1 December 2015

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD in Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (MRS) under the supervision of Dr Saadallah Ramadan


PhD and Masters by Research in Humanities and Social Science

PhD and Masters by Research in Humanities and Social Science

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Masters by Research that is specific to each discipline within the School of Humanities and Social Science. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.