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Australian Government Research Training (RTP) Domestic and International Stipend Scholarships - Now Open!

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Domestic Stipend Scholarships.

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance of AU$28,092 per annum, (2020 rate indexed annually) tax-free, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Tuition Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarships.

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarships are available to international applicants only. This provides a living allowance of AU$28,092 per annum (2020 rate indexed annually) and a Tuition Fee Offset. Students must be enrolled as full-time, on-campus for the duration of their candidature.

RTP Application Dates.

Applications are now open and close midnight 13 October 2019. 

How to Apply.

Application forms are available on the Graduate School website.

It is important you read:

This to ensure your eligibility to apply and that when submitting the application you supply the necessary supporting documentation.

Further information on Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships can be found here.

Alternatively funded scholarships available: 


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PhD Scholarship - Soil organic matter storage in deep soils 

Soil measurements rarely extend below the top 20 cm of agricultural soils. However, what we do in these top 20 cm (cultivating, tilling, fertilising, etc) may dramatically alter the structure and function of deeper soil, where we now know large quantities of carbon and nitrogen are stored. Understanding how sub-surface processes affect, and are affected by, farm fertility is the new frontier of soil science. This PhD project will provide the first quantification of the nitrogen stored and recycled below the rooting zone in Australian soils. Stable isotope (15N, 13C) and radioisotope (210Pb, 137Cs) techniques will be used to assess the quantity and turnover of soil organic matter.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an Honours or Master degree, undertaken in English, in a related field such as biogeochemistry, soil science, environmental chemistry, or closely related. The project will involve extended periods of on-farm field sampling as well as intensive laboratory work. Experience with isotope and/or soil techniques is preferred.

International candidates are eligible to apply, however, if successful the successful candidate will need to fund their own travel to Australia to commence studies, application fees associated with any required visa and overseas health cover insurance expenses. International applicants may be required to undertake a Skype/Zoom interview.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry at Southern Cross University in northeastern New South Wales. The Centre received the highest rank of 5.0, well above world average, in geochemistry in the most recent national assessment of research excellence. The project involves active collaboration with researchers at CSIRO Agriculture & Food, the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, and Federation University. It is expected that the candidate will spend part of their time based with these collaborators while undertaking field work in South Australia and Victoria.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a CV and short (< 1 page) statement highlighting their research background and interests, with respect to the criteria above, to Dr Naomi Wells (naomi.wells@scu.edu.au). Only short-listed applicants will be notified. 

The PhD scholarship is funded by the Soil CRC  and will provide a tax-free stipend of $27,500 for up to 3 years (with a possible 6 month extension subject to approval), including a tuition fee waiver for international students. PhD scholars through the Soil CRC will have opportunities to develop their industry knowledge and relevance, through additional training and networking opportunities associated with the Soil CRC, and will be part of nationwide cohort of Soil CRC postgraduate students. They will have the opportunity to work with researchers, farmers groups and industry from across Australia and New Zealand through the Soil CRC PhD program.

18 October 2019

Dr Naomi Wells 

naomi.wells@scu.edu.au

PhD Scholarship - Negotiating the complexities of farming in the 21st century

Project Details:

New technologies and innovations have the potential to increase productivity and boost soil health, but are not necessarily viewed favourably by farmers. What is driving broad trends in farmer decision-making? Farming in the 21st Century is a complex activity, with daily and annual decisions made based on a whole range of interacting social, economic and environmental factors. Complexities of interactions between physical factors such as rainfall and soil type; social factors such as relationships, family and education; and economic factors such as the price of wheat all interact to drive stability and change. However, the extent of these interactions and influences are little understood in the context of Australian farming systems. Drawing on social survey data across six farming regions, this PhD research will use a combination of qualitative and quantitative data to explore how farmers learn and make decisions in a globally connected, information rich, increasingly uncertain world. 

This PhD will link to and extend an existing Soil CRC survey project, with potential to link to other Soil CRC projects. Dr Hanabeth Luke, Professor Allan Curtis and Associate Professor Catherine Allan (CSU) are the supervisory team associated with this project.

Eligibility: The successful applicants will need to apply and meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full time basis.

International candidates are eligible to apply, however, if successful the successful candidate will need to fund their own travel to Australia to commence studies, application fees associated with any required visa and overseas health cover insurance expenses. International applicants may be required to undertake a Skype/Zoom interview.

Location: The successful applicant will be based at the Lismore campus.

How to apply: Please send your CV with a formal expression of interest to Hanabeth.luke@scu.edu.au

PhD stipend of 3 year duration. The 2019 rate is $27,596 per year (indexed annually) with the possibility of additional funds of $14,700 over three years for travel and related expenses.

1 October 2019 

Dr Hanabeth Luke

Hanabeth.luke@scu.edu.au 

Industry PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Reconstructing Identities and Perceptions of Dementia: Digital Life Storybooks

Project details:

Digital storytelling is a form of film narrative that uses media technology such as still photos, sound, music, and videos to create digital life stories.  Research suggests there are important benefits of this form of storytelling for persons with dementia, including enhanced relationships, enjoyment and communication.

The purpose of this project is to explore and understand the experience and benefits of utilizing digital life storybooks among residents with dementia, as perceived by the storytellers themselves, their family and care staff.

In this research, the digital stories will be created collaboratively with persons with dementia and supported by staff in the aged care facility. The innovative project offers an opportunity for a candidate with a background in health sciences or digital media.

The project is linked to Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged Care and provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in working in the aged care environment.

Eligibility: Admission to candidature is granted to students who possess a Bachelors degree with first or second class honours, or a Masters degree where at least half of the assessment was based upon a thesis or dissertation. Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens only.

Location: Coffs Harbour Campus in partnership with Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged

How to apply:  Send your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant publications (if any) in one PDF file to via email to: marie.hutchinson@scu.edu.au.

  1. Outcome of expression of interest: You’ll be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email.
  2. Invitation to attend an interview: If your expression of interest is successful, you will be invited to submit a formal application and attend an interview for both the scholarship and for PhD candidature. Instructions on how to apply will be provided in the invitation.

PhD stipend of 3 year duration. The 2019 rate is $27,596 per year (indexed annually).

30 September 2019

 

Professor Marie Hutchinson marie.hutchinson@scu.edu.au 

Linkage Scholarships - Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) 

3-year PhD scholarship stipend at the current Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (AU$27,596 per annum in 2019 - indexed annually).

Successful contracted ARC Linkage project (LP19) round project where Southern Cross University is the lead.

For an overview of industry schemes/main funding sources where our industry partners can leverage from please see Overview of Industry Schemes

NB:  All Scholarship applications need to be assessed and approved by the DVC Research and the Dean, Graduate Studies.

 

Graduate School

hdrscholarships@scu.edu.au  

New Project Scholarships - Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) 

3-year PhD scholarship stipend at the current Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (AU$27,596 per annum in 2019 - indexed annually) for successful projects where the external funding amount to SCU (net) is a minimum of $150K total within 3 years.

(New contracted projects where net cash allocation to SCU is a minimum of $150K total within a 3-year timeframe.)

For an overview of industry schemes/main funding sources where our industry partners can leverage from please see Overview of Industry Schemes.

NB:  All Scholarships applications need to be assessed and approved by the DVC Research and the Dean, Graduate Studies.

 

Graduate School

hdrscholarships@scu.edu.au

 

Co-Funded Scholarships - Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) 

Co-funded 50% of a post-graduate Scholarship stipend (2 years for Masters or 3 years for PhD) at the current Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (AU$27,596 per annum in 2019 - indexed annually), where an external funding body on a Category  2 or Category 3 project co-funds 50% of the total scholarship stipend.

(New contracted project 50% co-funding from an external source on a Cat 2 or Cat 3 project Not applicable to Cat 1 or Cat 4 projects)

For an overview of industry schemes/main funding sources where our industry partners can leverage from please see Overview of Industry Schemes.

NB:  All Scholarships applications need to be assessed and approved by the DVC Research and the Dean, Graduate Studies.

 

Graduate School

hdrscholarships@scu.edu.au

 

 

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