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PhD and Research Masters degrees

Other Scholarships

UON Project Scholarships

PhD Scholarship - Molecular Simulations of Carbon Nanotube Growth

PhD Scholarship - Molecular Simulations of Carbon Nanotube Growth

Closing date: 31 December 2014

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD in Molecular Simulations of Carbon Nanotube Growth under the supervision of Dr Alister Page.

PhD Scholarship - Novel Implantable Pressure Monitor

PhD Scholarship - Novel Implantable Pressure Monitor

Closing date: 31 December 2014

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD project in the development of a novel implantable pressure monitor under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle

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 Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

Closing date: 31 December 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.

PhD Scholarship - Employment Activation in Australia

PhD Scholarship - Employment Activation in Australia

Closing date: 6 February 2015

If you have a first class honours degree or an equivalent Masters degree in sociology or cognate discipline or field (cultural studies, politics, labour studies or policy studies), this could be your opportunity to contribute to a 2015-2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Project.

PhD Scholarship - Modulating Cardiac Fibrosis

PhD Scholarship - Modulating Cardiac Fibrosis

Closing date: 31 March 2015

A scholarship is available for a student to undertake a PhD in modulating cardiac fibrosis at the state-of-the-art HMRI building located on the John Hunter Hospital site under the supervision of Professor Andrew Boyle

Fulbright postgraduate scholarships

Fulbright postgraduate scholarships

Closing date: 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 in Nanopositioning

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

Closing date: 31 October 2015

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

5 PhD Scholarships - Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation

5 PhD Scholarships - Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation

Closing date: Ongoing

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 - 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.

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).

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

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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