The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Bird Island

Understanding The Impact of Invasive Species on Ecosystem Recovery to Strengthen Pacific Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Closing Date: 06 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

The impact of climate change on Pacific Island ecosystems is being compounded by the presence of invasive species. Predator species such as rats are considered the primary drivers of local extinction of both land and seabird populations. Their activity suppresses plant growth and regeneration, and reduces productivity of agricultural crops.

Drugs Pills

Drug-Drug Interactions and Cannabis Medicines

Closing Date: 13 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

This project will address the clinical question of if and how prescribed cannabis medicines interact with other prescribed medications.

Full PhD Scholarship to Study 3-Dimensional Lung Stem Cell Models and Single Cell Sequencing in Asthma or Lung Cancer Based in the Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs

Closing Date: 20 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

Multiple projects are available to study lung diseases, including asthma or lung cancer

Apple Nutrition

Using Online Food Ordering Systems to Deliver Behaviour Change Interventions

Closing Date: 20 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to investigate online systems for ordering food and their potential to change ordering and eating behaviours. The PhD will be based around a Heart Foundation funded RCT of an online canteen intervention in Australian high schools.

Renae smoke free

Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Support Smoking Cessation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers

Closing Date: 31 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

‘Which Way?’ is a community led research project that will partner with 5 ACCHS’ in New South Wales over 3 years to explore what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s needs and desires are for holistic smoking cessation during pregnancy. The project asks, “Which way?” to develop an Indigenous led evidence base for what our communities want and need to support smoking cessation during pregnancy that is non-pharmacological.

Baby Doctor

The Role of the Placenta in the Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia

Closing Date: 31 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited from graduates from a range of disciplines to undertake a PhD that focusses on the discovery of novel factors secreted by the placenta that cause preeclampsia.

Hands Mental Health

Research Translation, Implementation and Capacity Building to Prevent and Reduce the Impact of Mental Ill-Health and Suicide

Closing Date: 31 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

Do you have a passion for prevention and translational research? Everymind is currently seeking interested students to join our team to work on projects around prevention of mental ill-health and suicide for carers as well as children, adolescents and families.

Books

Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarships for Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Closing Date: 31 January 2020
PhD Scholarship

Expression of Interest for the 2019 scholarship are now invited using the Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarship Expression of Interest form. The successful candidate will join a diverse School of Humanities and Social Science with an active research culture and a lively HDR cohort.

Cancer cell during cell division

Understanding Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Spermatogonial Stem Cell Function

Closing Date: 10 February 2020
PhD Scholarship

An exciting opportunity to uncover novel molecular mechanisms that regulate spermatogonial stem cell function using cutting-edge technologies such as single cell RNA sequencing, modern proteomics and lipidomics.

Green DNA

Optimising the Use of the 2D Computer-Vision FaceMatch Algorithm to Enhance Opportunities for Novel Intellectual Disability Gene Discovery and Reduced Time to Diagnosis of Syndromic ID.

Closing Date: 14 February 2020
PhD Scholarship

A biomedical / biostatistics PhD scholarship to optimise the use of the 2D computer-vision FaceMatch algorithm (facematch.org.au) to enhance opportunities for novel intellectual disability (ID) gene discovery and improved interpretation of DNA sequencing data in the diagnosis of syndromic ID.

skin protection strategies

Preventing Pressure Injury Through Skin Protection Strategies

Closing Date: 21 February 2020
PhD Scholarship

The objective of this project is to explore the use of barrier products for skin protection in hospitalised patients and or residents of aged care facilities

p-adic numbers

Totally Disconnected, Locally Compact Groups

Closing Date: 29 February 2020
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for students to investigate totally disconnected, locally compact groups under the supervision of ARC Laureate Professor George Willis. The students will join a team seeking to bring our understanding of these groups to a level comparable to that of finite groups and connected groups.

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Chronic disease and sexual/reproductive health

Closing Date: 31 March 2020
PhD Opportunity

Applications are invited from graduates from a range of disciplines to undertake a PhD focused on chronic disease and either sexual or reproductive health under the supervision of Dr Melissa Harris. The project will take advantage of longitudinal data (such as the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health; www.alswh.org.au) linked with administrative health records. There is the opportunity to conduct quantitative as well as qualitative analyses.

Cigarette Smoke

Exploring the Latest Developments in Smoking Cessation Treatments for People with Substance Use Disorders

Closing Date: 30 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available to study the latest developments in smoking cessation treatments for people with substance use disorders, supervised by Prof Billie Bonevski and Conjoint Prof Adrian Dunlop from Hunter New England Local Health District.

Egg Fertilisation

Characterising the Role of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Gonadal Function through Conditional Gene-Targeting

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

This project will both increase our understanding of androgen signaling control within the reproductive system and have wider implications for other body systems, with obvious human relevance. The combination of these factors means this project is likely to produce a series of high impact publications.

Egg Fertilisation

The Importance of Classical Versus Backdoor Androgen Production Pathways in Masculinisation, Fertility, and Lifelong Male Health

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

Male health and wellbeing are supported by androgens. Reduction in androgen levels associated with metabolic disorders, and many age-related degenerative conditions. Understanding how androgens are produced and how they act is essential if we are to promote lifelong male health

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Developing Alternative Treatments For Male Reproductive And Endocrine Disorders Using Deliverable Transgenics As Gene Therapy

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

This project focuses on the development of non-viral vectors for the delivery of transgenics to the adult testis. Findings from the proposed project will be applicable to both animal and human research for the investigation of male reproductive disorders.

Exercise

Investigating the Link Between Cerebrovascular and Brain Structural/Functional Processes Contributing to Cognitive Ability Across the Lifespan

Closing Date: 24 November 2020
PhD Scholarship

Using innovative optical imaging methodology that maps the brain’s regional arterial health, this research program aims to characterize the link between the brain’s arterial system and progressive changes in cognitive control ability and in brain structure and function in across the lifespan in healthy and clinical groups. This project is a collaboration between scientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who have pioneered and patented this optical method, and UON cognitive neuroscience researchers.

Recently expired PhD Scholarships

Coal Mining

Improving Environmental Management Strategies through Characterisation, Visualisation and Evaluation of Dust Emission Sources

Closing Date: 30 November 2019
PhD Scholarship

Exciting opportunity to be a part of the Advanced Mining, Equipment, Technology & Services (METS) Doctoral Training Centre

Robotics

Visual Mesh Based Multi-Object Tracking

Closing Date: 30 November 2019
PhD Scholarship

The project objective is to achieve the highest currently possible frame rates when tracking several targets of known size and shape from a static camera with high accuracy and robustly in high resolution video.

Early modern writer

Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer, 1530-1660.

Closing Date: 30 November 2019
PhD Scholarship

The research undertaken is part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and will provide an ambitious new literary history of how early modern women read and wrote in the margins of their books, uncovering new texts, practices, writers and readers across 150 years. It aims to change the ways in which we understand reading and writing practice in the English Renaissance.

Smoking during pregnancy

Implementing Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pregnant Women

Closing Date: 30 November 2019
PhD Scholarship

This is a scholarship to be awarded only to a female Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student. She will research an aspect of the iSISTAQUIT (implementing Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting) project. The project will improve health service management of smoking in pregnancy.

Investigation the Regulation of Androgen Biosynthesis and Androgen Action Under Normal and Pathological Conditions

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

Four PhD scholarships are available to start work, in either August or December of 2020, in Professor Lee Smith’s research group at the University of Newcastle in their brand new lab. The PhD projects will utilise unique and cutting-edge transgenic mouse techniques to investigate the regulation of androgen biosynthesis and androgen action under normal and pathological conditions.