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UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

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Mathematical Analysis of a Novel Method of Mineral Fractionation

Closing Date: 31 March 2020
PhD Scholarship

You will work as part of a team led by Associate Professor Jeff Hogan and Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin as part of the ARC 2020 Discovery Project “Enhanced fractionation of mineral particles according to density". This is cross-disciplinary research involving the application of advanced mathematical techniques to a problem in particle separations, relevant to the resources industry.

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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.

Hands Mental Health

Preventing the Development and Reducing Impact of Mental Ill-health in Carers Providing Support for Someone who has Attempted Suicide

Closing Date: 03 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

Interested in prevention and translational research? Everymind is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic student to join our team focussed on preventing mental ill-health in carers who provide support for someone who has attempted suicide.

Ph.D. Scholarship Available in Translational Stroke Research

Closing Date: 10 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to undertake a research project in the translational stroke research laboratory at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. We invite applications from motivated domestic and international graduates to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate cutting-edge therapies for selectively increasing leptomeningeal collateral blood flow to the ischaemic brain during stroke.

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: 10 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

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

energy

New Supercapacitor and Battery Concepts for Large-Scale Energy Storage

Closing Date: 24 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

This PhD project focusses on research into new electrochemical energy storage concepts. In specific, we will use a new type of electrolyte to achieve high storage capacity using simple, low-cost redox species, for example sodium or magnesium.

Royal Newcastle Hospital Heritage Dr Chris McCaffrey HDR Scholarship Equity and Quality of Healthcare in an Australian Context

Closing Date: 27 April 2020
PhD Scholarship

The main purpose of the Royal Newcastle Hospital Heritage Dr Chris McCaffrey HDR Scholarship is to continue the tradition of Royal Newcastle Hospital in Equity in Healthcare and to assist students undertaking PhD studies focusing on research that promotes ‘Equity in Healthcare’.

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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.

Climate Change

An Integrated Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Implementation for Local Governance in Australia

Closing Date: 29 May 2020
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of climate change. As part of this research project, the successful student will explore the growing need for local level implementation of more effective measures to reduce the effect of climate change vulnerability. This research proposes to develop an integrated framework for effective climate change response with practical implications for local government, policy-makers and community stakeholders.

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Pathways to Improved Bushfire Disaster Resilience Policy

Closing Date: 29 May 2020
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students to join our team interested in undertaking research in the area of bushfire disaster resilience. As part of this research project, the successful student will investigate the role of communities of practice in shaping disaster resilience policy at a national to local levels.

Natural disaster

Capability Development for Catastrophic Events for the Emergency Management Sector

Closing Date: 29 May 2020
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of emergency management response. As part of this research project, the successful student will examine funding, political and resourcing priorities at a national level that will contribute to a national interoperability and resource sharing agenda; and investigates how collaboration and maturity can be encouraged across the sector and, to work together to build relationships and trust.

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

Closing Date: 29 May 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.

Multifaceted Clustering of Complex Electricity Time-Series Data to Support Data-Driven Decision-Making in the Energy Sector

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

The primary goal of this project is to create clustering methods and appropriate visualisations especially designed for complex time-series data from the energy sector, in collaboration with the CSIRO. The focus is on the development of highly specialised statistical/machine learning techniques able to properly categorise, visualise, model and interpret relevant electricity consumption patterns, while meeting domain-specific requirements, such as suitable characterisation of anomalies and motifs.

DNA

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.

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

Closing Date: 31 July 2020
PhD Scholarship

Male development, fertility, and lifelong health are all androgen-dependent. Perturbed androgen action at any stage of life significantly impacts quality of life ([1]), and low androgens are an independent risk factor contributing to early death ([2]). The aim of the project is to understand the regulation of androgen production and identify factors that work to support this regulation. The final goal is to refine androgen-based therapies that support wellbeing through the course of life.

Books

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

Closing Date: 15 August 2020
PhD Scholarship

Expression of Interest for the 2020 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.

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

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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.

Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge PhD Indigenous Scholarships. Three scholarships each to the value of $10,000 will be awarded to Indigenous PhD candidates.

Closing Date: 17 March 2020
PhD Scholarship

The University of Newcastle’s 2019 fundraising challenge, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge, involved 25 volunteer trekkers from the University’s alumni, staff and community trekking more than 100kms of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges over five days. All funds raised through the Challenge supports Indigenous students through scholarships and Indigenous communities through health research.

Health Behaviour Research Projects in Improving Aged Care and Cancer Care

Closing Date: 28 March 2020
PhD Scholarship

Two scholarships are available. The first will focus on improving quality of care and outcomes for older people (with or without dementia). The second will focus on improving quality of life outcomes for bowel cancer patients.