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PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

Closing date: Ongoing

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


PhD and Research Masters in Education

PhD and Research Masters in Education

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters degree 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 and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

PhD and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters degree 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.



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 Scholarship in Nanopositioning

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

Closing date: 15 September 2016

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 Kuan Yong



PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

Closing date: Ongoing

A PhD opportunity exists for someone with biological and analytic skills who would be interested in taking advantage of collected data from an NHMRC funded study focussed on a novel potential biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease under the supervision of Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield and Professor John Attia.


PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD or research masters in Fathers Perinatal Depression under the supervision of Dr Richard Fletcher.


PhD Opportunity - Hospital use at the end of life

PhD Opportunity - Hospital use at the end of life

Closing date: Open until suitable applicant is found

A PhD opportunity is available to investigate hospital use at the end of life under the supervision of Professor Julie Byles and Dr Melissa Harris.


PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Women’s and Children’s Health

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Women’s and Children’s Health

Closing date: 1 September 2016

A PhD scholarship is available in the area of Indigenous women’s and children’s health for a student from any of the disciplines of medicine, allied health, science, biomedical science or Indigenous studies under the supervision of Dr Kym Rae and Dr Kirsty Pringle.


PhD scholarship - Regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis

PhD scholarship - Regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis

Closing date: 15 October 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating exacerbation of asthma and cystic fibrosis under the supervision of Dr Hock Tay and Laureate Professor Paul Foster.



PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

Closing date: Applications open until suitable candidate is found

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to work on the ARC 2016 Discovery Project Relaxed Reflection Methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems under the supervision of Dr Jeff Hogan.