The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Teacher

Investigating the Impact, Mediators and Sustainability of Teacher Professional Development and Transference to Student Outcomes

Closing Date: 22 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

The research will embed within an Australian Research Council-funded project incorporating the first Australian randomised controlled trial of this internationally important phenomenon.

VBS3

Real-Time Cognitive Measures for Enhanced Human Performance

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

This work will focus on adaptive training, and specifically, evaluating the real-time use of cognitive measures to adjust the difficulty of immersive simulation training scenarios.

p-adic numbers

Totally Disconnected, Locally Compact Groups

Closing Date: 30 November 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.

Dad and child

Father-Child Interaction, Child Development & Mechanisms of Influence

Closing Date: 30 November 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.

Hands Team Work

CM Engage: Engaging Community Managers in Providing Evidence-based Interventions for People with Mental Illness

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Opportunity

The National Disability Insurance Scheme allows people with physical disabilities to live better lives. Newcastle has been a pilot site for rolling out the NDIS for people with severe mental illnesses. How do Community Managers find evidence-based interventions?

Robotics

Visual Mesh Based Multi-Object Tracking

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
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.

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

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.

Exercise

The Effect of Age and Exercise on Cerebral-Vascular Health

Closing Date: 10 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

A PhD Scholarship is available to work with a multi-disciplinary team at the University of Newcastle. The PhD will focus on the influences of age and exercise across the lifespan on cerebral health with aims to have translational influence on industry best practice.

Music and world building

Music and World-Building

Closing Date: 10 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

Expressions of interest are invited from applicants interested in how we use music to build both individual and collective worlds. Within this umbrella concept applications are welcomed from topics in music sociology, music psychology, feminist, historical and cultural musicology.

Low Carbon Energy Transition

Closing Date: 10 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

The successful candidate will contribute to a cross-institutional research project investigating the political dynamics of the low carbon energy transition within the Australian energy industry.

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.

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

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

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

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.

Brain stroke

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

Closing Date: 31 January 2019
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.

Children playing

ATAMI: Is the Age of Trauma Related to the Diagnosis of Mental Illness?

Closing Date: 31 July 2019
PhD Opportunity

What makes a person develop schizophrenia and not bipolar disorder? Or conduct disorder, instead of acute stress disorder? Is it the trauma, the age at which it was experienced, the stage of development, or some other factor, like the family dynamic?

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

Books

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

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

Expression of Interest for the 2018 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.

Exercising man

Combined Influence of Physical Activity and Sleep on Health

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

One PhD scholarship is available under the supervision of Associate Professor Mitch Duncan and Dr Stina Oftedal. The PhD will focus on understanding the combined influence of physical activity and sleep on the health and wellbeing of adults.

Legs

Translational Research and Capacity Building to Prevent the Development and Reduce the Impact of Anxiety and Depression

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Opportunity

Do you have a passion for prevention and translational research? Everymind is currently seeking interested students to join our team to work in strengthening prevention for children, adolescents, families and workplaces.

Mathematics

Selected Topic in Number Theory

Closing Date: 12 November 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.

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.