UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Enhancing Cybersecurity using Machine Learning Technologies

Closing Date: 01 May 2018

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship for research in enhancing cybersecurity using machine learning technologies.

Littlejohn’s Treefrog and the Giant Burrowing Frog

Ecology and demography of a threatened amphibian community

Closing Date: 11 May 2018

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.

Low Carbon Transition in the Australian Energy Sector

Closing Date: 31 May 2018

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.


Value-Relevance, Sustainability and Corporate Governance

Closing Date: 15 June 2018

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.

Identifying the Drivers of Macro-Ecological Processes

Closing Date: 23 July 2018

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

Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction on Nanomaterials for Ammonia Production

Closing Date: 31 July 2018

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.

Lithium-Carbon Dioxide Batteries

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

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.


Corporate finance, management and financial decisions

Closing Date: 15 November 2018

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.

Recently expired PhD Scholarships

Physical Activity/Population Health

Closing Date: 31 March 2018

Physical inactivity is a global epidemic and the 4th leading cause of non-communicable deaths worldwide. Regular participation in both aerobic and resistance-based physical activity (PA) significantly reduces the risk of numerous chronic diseases and improves bone and mental health.

Immunology of kidney stone diseases

Closing Date: 01 April 2018

The GrowUpWell Priority Research Centre is looking for assistance with understanding the Immunology of kidney stone diseases

Towards Resilience and Sustainability: Innovation and Disruption in Service Delivery of Hunter Water

Closing Date: 06 April 2018

The advent of disruptive technologies such as social media and crypto currencies are making new business approaches possible in ways that are increasingly hard to foresee, and yet increasingly come to display Black Swan characteristics.

Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting

Closing Date: 09 April 2018

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR) and the Wollotuka Institute are looking for Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting (SISTAQUIT)