The University recognises the contribution Early Career Researchers (ECRs) make to the University’s research profile and productivity. UON is committed to supporting and developing ECRs research and research leadership, through the provision of PhD candidate scholarships.
2019 SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Education and Arts
Dr Kcasey McLoughlin
Dr Nick Riley
Dr Courtney Molloy
Dr Julia Cook
Dr Sidsel Grimstad
Dr Deborah Trevallion
Faculty of Science
Dr Bernadette Drabsch
Dr Khay Fong
Dr Michael Meany
Dr Heather Douglas
Dr Benjamin Matthews
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Dr Chris Krogh
Dr Melissa Tadros
These scholarships provide an opportunity for ECRs to facilitate their own research, mature their leadership capabilities and build their reputation both as a supervisor and as a researcher.
In establishing their research careers, ECRs can often find it difficult to secure research funding to support HDR candidates; these scholarships provide an opportunity for ECRs to supervise a fully funded domestic PhD candidate.
These scholarships also fast track the ECR to being a principal HDR supervisor. The ECR must be the principal supervisor for the scholarship recognition but is required to have an experienced supervisor as supervisory mentor and co-supervisor for the candidate.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS
Up to 15 scholarships are available through a competitive process to boost ECR projects, support the aspirations of ECRs and advance the University’s future leading researchers. These scholarships are available to domestic candidates (Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents and Humanitarian visa holders) and seek to bring together quality prospective research candidates with committed early career supervisors for their mutual benefit.
The relevant dates for this scholarship scheme are as follows:
- Closing date for ECR applications: 2 August 2019
- ECR applicants advised of outcome: By 9 August 2019
- Closing date for PhD candidates’ applications: 19 August 2019
- PhD candidates advised of outcome: By 6 September 2019
- Latest date for PhD candidates to commence candidature and scholarship: 1 October 2019
Due to the constrained timelines, prospective ECR applicants are advised to identify a suitable PhD candidate as soon as possible. At the same time, ECR applicants may also wish to consider supporting a candidate’s application to the University’s main Scholarship Round, which has a closing date of 1 September 2019; with all outcomes issued by 1 December, 2019.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2019