The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Scholarship

Value-Relevance, Sustainability and Corporate Governance

Closing Date: 15 August 2018
PhD Scholarship

The research outline is flexible and will be dependent on the candidate and direction of their research. More information on this will be provided to candidates interested in applying.

Eye chart

Developing Treatments for Myopia

Closing Date: 20 August 2018
PhD Scholarship

Half the world will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, and 1 billion will be at risk of becoming blind. PhD projects are available to manipulate changes in the eye that cause myopia with the aim to develop treatments. These include anti-myopia drug development and bioengineering the sclera.

Dad and child

Father-Child Interaction, Child Development & Mechanisms of Influence

Closing Date: 31 August 2018
PhD Scholarship

The PhD scholar will investigate aspects of father-child interaction that impact upon child development (0 to 5 years), with a particular focus on the nature, quality and frequency of the interactions.

Chemometrics based spectroscopy for emerging contaminants (eg. Pharmaceuticals in environment)

Closing Date: 31 August 2018
PhD Scholarship

Speciation and analysis of environmental organic contaminants at trace levels always poses challenge due to interferences from matrix and other substances.

Lithium-Carbon Dioxide Batteries

Closing Date: 31 August 2018
PhD Scholarship

As one of the most promising new-generation batteries, Lithium-Carbon Dioxide (Li-CO2) Batteries show superior energy storage capability over most of our currently used energy storage devices.

Mathematics

Selected Topic in Number Theory

Closing Date: 03 September 2018
PhD Scholarship

One domestic PhD scholarship is available in Number Theory. A possible project concerns Ducci sequences, which are sequences of n-tuples of integers formed by taking cyclic absolute differences, and is described in the next paragraph. Other topics proposed by the candidate will also be considered.

p-adic numbers

Totally Disconnected, Locally Compact Groups

Closing Date: 07 September 2018
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.

Brain stroke

"Obesity Paradox" in Stroke: Studies on the Blood-brain Barrier

Closing Date: 30 September 2018
PhD Scholarship

Obesity is a major risk factor for stroke. However, many studies suggest a better prognosis in obese patients after stroke. The aim of this project is to investigate the underlying mechanisms with a focus on the blood-brain barrier.

court

Exploring Parents’ Participation and Legal Representation in Child Protection Proceedings in the NSW Children's Court

Closing Date: 30 September 2018
PhD Scholarship

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate that will conduct a socio-legal study of child protection law, contributing to interdisciplinary research of Dr Nicola Ross (child protection, family law) A/Prof John Anderson (criminal law, evidence) Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (feminist legal theory) and Prof Tania Sourdin (justice innovation).

Climate Change

Climate Change Law and Policy: Legal Frameworks for the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

The successful applicant will work with supervisors to develop a research topic that builds theoretical and applied understandings of the use of cost-benefit analysis in policy assessment. In turn, this research will help to shape legal and policy responses to Climate Change in Australia.

Gavel

PhD Scholarship Offered in Gender and Judging

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

Expressions of interest are sought from applicants wishing to conduct research that unites the following areas of focus: • Gender and judging • Judicial diversity • Legal reasoning • Feminist institutionalism • Feminist political and legal theory

Scholarship

PhD Scholarship in Corporate finance, Management and Financial decisions

Closing Date: 15 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

The University of Newcastle is offering a PhD Scholarship in any of the following areas: corporate finance; bank loans; liquidity management; financial decisions; investment decisions.

Road Hazard Landslide

Human Factors in Driving and Road Safety

Closing Date: 01 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

A particular focus of the lab is attention and situation awareness in driving, such as use of autonomous vehicles, road safety, hazard detection, and distraction.

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Adult Stem Cells in Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Closing Date: 01 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

Studying the role of mucosal adult stem cells in lung and gastrointestinal tract tissue repair and inflammation, and applying cutting edge technology to build assays for translational medicine

Algal Bacteria

Genetic and Environmental Drivers of Neurotoxic Cyanobacterial Blooms

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
PhD Opportunity

Australian freshwater systems are plagued by toxic cyanobacterial ("blue-green algal") blooms. Mitigating the effects of these blooms is a major challenge in protecting the nation’s water supplies.

Atoll Pacific Ocean Coral

Ramifications of Climate Change on Microbial Ecology in the Pacific Ocean

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
PhD Opportunity

Microbial biodiversity in the tidal zone is responsible for important biological processes such as geochemical cycling and carbon sequestration. Climate change in the Pacific Islands has resulted in the restructuring of these zones effecting local freshwater ecology.

Cancer cell during cell division

CASTIDE: Cancer and Sexually-Transmitted Infection Differences in Experience

Closing Date: 31 August 2019
PhD Opportunity

People are increasingly experiencing a dual diagnosis – being told they have cancer and a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The aim of the project is to describe the experience for people with cancer, an STI or both.

Recently expired PhD Scholarships

Interfacing organic electronics with living tissue

Closing Date: 19 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

The fields of neurobiology and electronic devices have developed rapidly in the last century, which has presented the tantalising prospect of directly interfacing electronic devices with living tissue. In this way, devices can directly supply information to the neural network of a living entity and neurons could directly trigger electronic devices thus controlling them by a mere thought.

Littlejohn’s Treefrog and the Giant Burrowing Frog

Ecology and demography of a threatened amphibian community

Closing Date: 30 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

The project will be working as part of a research team focusing on the ecology, demography and habitat requirements of threatened native amphibians in freshwater streams within the south west of the Sydney Basin biogeographic region.

Nutrition, inflammation, aging

Gene expression profiling of a sarcopenia intervention in older people

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Our population is aging, which presents a growing problem for the health care system. Aging is associated with changes in body composition, including the development of sarcopenia, or loss of muscle mass. Sarcopenia leads to frailty, reduces quality of life and increases mortality risk. Strategies to avoid sarcopenia are needed to improve health outcomes in older people.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Model for Neurodegeneration

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

OCT is a method of assessing the structure of the retina. The retina shares similar embryological origin, anatomical features & physiological properties with the brain and thus offers a unique and accessible “window” to study correlates and consequences of subclinical pathology in neurodegeneration.

Film Strip

Screenwriting or Film Distribution

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

A PhD Scholarship is available through the School of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle for a research project involving screenwriting or film distribution under the supervision of Dr Simon Weaving.

Bioremediation of oil in WWII Wrecks

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Approximately 13 million tons of shipping was sunk in the Pacific after World War II, with oil and other hazardous chemicals still on board. With several recent incidences of oil contamination of marine and coastal systems due to oil spills and leakages, these sunken wrecks pose a serious ongoing threat to marine and coastal ecosystems.

The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Marine Food Webs and Implications for Human Health

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Pacific Islanders rely on a healthy marine ecosystem for their lifestyle and culture. It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution migrate from the land to the ocean each year, with physical impacts including reduced feeding and mobility of marine organisms leading to mortality and potential loss of biodiversity.

Monitoring and Modelling Tools for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

The Secretariat for Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) is promoting the uptake of socio-ecological systems and resilience thinking, and has developed a Framework to Guide Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands Region.

Developing Common Indicators for Environmental Governance

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

The Secretariat for the Pacific Region Environmental Programme (SPREP) has an opportunity to put the region's governments, businesses, and communities 'on the same page' in tracking changes in the environment in key locations. Participatory creation of common environmental indicators will develop insight and capacity for reporting, planning, and policy.

Waste to Energy: Phycoremediation of Wastewaters with Simultaneous Generation of Energy

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

As a lead agency involved in waste pollution and control in the Pacific, The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme is working with Pacific Island countries and territories in areas related to nutrient, material and energy recovery from waste to deliver solutions for managing environmental pollution associated with wastewaters in Pacific.

Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction on Nanomaterials for Ammonia Production

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Electrochemical nitrogen reduction represents a promising technique for sustainable utilization of renewable energy like wind and solar energy, providing an alternative way to the climate and energy issues in Australia.