The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Cell Cycle

The Role of Protein Phosphatase 2A in Development and Cancer

Closing Date: 22 June 2018
PhD Scholarship

One PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle for a research program in the role of protein phosphatase 2A in development and cancer.

Celebrity Fan culture

Celebrity and Fan Cultures

Closing Date: 29 June 2018
PhD Scholarship

One PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle for a research program in celebrity and fan cultures under the supervision of Dr Joyleen Christensen.

Nanopositioning and Piezoelectric Mechatronics

Closing Date: 30 June 2018
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to join the Precision and Nanopositioning project at the University of Newcastle. The project involves the design and control of piezoelectric nanopositioning devices, including micro-cantilevers and XYZ scanners with sub-nanometer accuracy for Atomic Force Microscopy applications.

Professional Development

Professional development, teacher change and student outcomes

Closing Date: 30 June 2018
PhD Scholarship

An opportunity for PhD candidates in Education to contribute to a significant program of work, while undertaking substantial research training in a dynamic and collegial research environment.

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Health Behaviour Research

Closing Date: 15 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates to work within the following programs: - Area 1: Improving the quality of cancer care - Area 2: Testing strategies to address challenges faced by people with dementia and their carers - Area 3: Using e-health to improve health outcomes of older adults

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.

Identifying the Drivers of Macro-Ecological Processes

Closing Date: 23 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

Ecological niche modelling has been extensively used to describe and predict the distribution of individual species, and the factors that drive their distributions.

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.

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.

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

Closing Date: 31 July 2018
PhD Scholarship

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Climate Change

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

Closing Date: 30 August 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.

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.

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.

Gavel

PhD Scholarship Offered in Gender and Judging

Closing Date: 01 September 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

Corporate finance, management and financial decisions

Closing Date: 15 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

Research Scholarship Opportunity to be awarded to the right candidate. Research topic is not limited and may include any of the following: 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.

Recently expired PhD Scholarships

Low Carbon Transition in the Australian Energy Sector

Closing Date: 31 May 2018
PhD Scholarship

A global low carbon energy transition is underway. This is evident in the increasing cost competitiveness of renewable energy, over-supply in coal, gas and oil markets, a growing social movement promoting divestment from fossil fuels, and national commitments to the Paris climate agreement.