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PhD and Research Masters degrees

Other Scholarships

UON Project Scholarships

PhD Scholarship - Scalable nutrition and physical activity interventions in childcare services

PhD Scholarship - Scalable nutrition and physical activity interventions in childcare services

Closing date: 29 May 2015

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to investigate scalable nutrition and physical activity interventions in childcare services under the supervision of Dr Luke Wolfenden and Serene Yoong.

PhD Scholarship - Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education

PhD Scholarship - Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education

Closing date: 29 May 2015

A scholarship opportunity is available for a PhD student to study Equity & Excellence in Australian Higher Education under the supervision of Professor Geoff Whitty and Professor Penny Jane Burke.

PhD Scholarship - Effects of climate change on the biogeochemical processes of Australian soft soils

PhD Scholarship - Effects of climate change on the biogeochemical processes of Australian soft soils

Closing date: 12 June 2015

A scholarship opportunity is available for a PhD student to study the effects of climate change on the biogeochemical processes of Australian soft soils and the implications to geotechnical engineering under the supervision of Dr Brett Turner and Dr Daniel Bishop.

PhD Scholarship - Prognosis and management of childhood and adolescent pain

PhD Scholarship - Prognosis and management of childhood and adolescent pain

Closing date: 15 June 2015

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to investigate the Prognosis and management of childhood and adolescent pain conditions under the supervision of Professor John Wiggers and Dr Christopher Williams.

PhD Scholarship -  Risk-based licensing and alcohol-related harm in Australia

PhD Scholarship - Risk-based licensing and alcohol-related harm in Australia

Closing date: 15 June 2015

A PhD Scholarship is available as part of an ARC-funded study evaluating risk-based schemes for the sale of alcohol at on-licensed premises in Australia under the primary supervision of Professor Kypros Kypri.

PhD Scholarship - The prosodic structure of Kaytetye

PhD Scholarship - The prosodic structure of Kaytetye

Closing date: 30 June 2015

A scholarship opportunity is available for a PhD student to study The Prosodic structure of Kaytetye under the supervision of Dr Mark Harvey.

PhD Scholarship - Network information theory and index coding

PhD Scholarship - Network information theory and index coding

Closing date: 30 June 2015

A PhD scholarship is available to conduct research on network information theory and index coding under the supervision of Dr Lawrence Ong.

PhD Scholarship in Error Correction Coding

PhD Scholarship in Error Correction Coding

Closing date: 30 June 2015

A PhD scholarship is available to conduct research on forward error correction coding for quantum key distribution systems under the supervision of Associate Professor Sarah Johnson.

5 PhD or Research Masters Opportunities - Stroke rehabilitation

5 PhD or Research Masters Opportunities - Stroke rehabilitation

Closing date: 15 July 2015

5 PhD or Research Masters opportunities are available for students interested in stroke rehabilitation within the Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health.

2 PhD Scholarships - Translational Brain Repair and Rehabilitation

2 PhD Scholarships - Translational Brain Repair and Rehabilitation

Closing date: 31 July 2015

2 scholarship opportunities are available for PhD students to research Translational Brain Repair and Rehabilitation under the supervision of Dr Lin Kooi Ong, Associate Professor Rohan Walker and Professor Michael Nilsson.

Fulbright postgraduate scholarships

Fulbright postgraduate scholarships

Closing date: 1 August 2015

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships are available to Australian citizens to engage in 8-12 months of research relevant to an Australian PhD;  or undertake an approved course for study in an American higher degree.

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

Closing date: Ongoing

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.

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).

Glenn and Ken Moss PhD Top Up Scholarship

Glenn and Ken Moss PhD Top Up Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

The Glenn and Ken Moss scholarship offers top ups to successful domestic applicants, within the field of Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics who have been offered an APA scholarship.


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Externally funded scholarships

Heart Foundation Australia - Australian Indigenous Scholarships. Due at the Research Office 12 June 2015. Due at the Funding Body 19 June 2015.

Heart Foundation Australia - Health Professional Scholarships. Due at the Research Office 12 June 2015. Due at the Funding Body 19 June 2015.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Postgraduate Scholarships. Due at the Research Office 17 June 2015. Due at the Funding Body 24 June 2015.
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Joint Academic Scholarships On-Line Network (JASON)

The University of Newcastle is a member of the Joint Academic Scholarship On-line Network (JASON for short), a program developed jointly by a number of universities. Its aim is to assist students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies (either within Australia or internationally) gain access to current information regarding funding opportunities through various scholarship programs run through universities, charitable foundations, government and private institutions.


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