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Domestic and international stipend scholarships providing a living allowance to HDR students recognised for their certain criteria.

Applications for the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) for 2021 have now closed. 


Information: Australian Government RTP Scholarships Information to Applicants

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Southern Cross University and Rise Coffs Harbour are offering a fully-funded PhD scholarship in youth football. We are seeking a dedicated, passionate, and highly motivated individual who has the skills to bridge the gap between research and practice

Closing date: Until the position is filled
Contact: Dr Kyle Bennett
Email: Kyle.Bennett@scu.edu.au

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Southern Cross University, in collaboration with Prof Corneel Vandelanotte at Central Queensland University, is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship in goal-setting for physical activity promotion. We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated individual to lead a program of research on this topic and develop research collaborations between both organisations.

Closing date: Until position is filled
Contact: Dr Christian Swann
Email: christian.swann@scu.edu.au 

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Southern Cross University is offering a PhD scholarship to determine the drivers and rates of methane flux from freshwater wetland forests and will employ cutting-edge techniques, including portable greenhouse gas analysers and use of isotopic signatures.

Closing date: Until the position is filled
Contact:  Professor Damien Maher
Email: damien.maher@scu.edu.au

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Southern Cross University, in collaboration with Agilent technologies ®, is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship to work in the field of archaeo-geochemistry, in particular improving our understanding of hominid exposomes using LA-ICPMS/LA-MC-ICPMS on fossil remains. 

Closing Date: Until position is filled
Contact: Associate Professor Renaud Joannes-Boyau
Email: renaud.joannes-boyau@scu.edu.au

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Lead a program of research on the topic of mental health and develop research collaboration between the lead organisations.

Closing date: Until position is filled
Contact: Dr Chris Stevens 
Email: christopher.stevens@scu.edu.au

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Southern Cross University currently seeking two PhD candidates to work on developing new technologies for transforming the organic residues from red meat processing into soil amendment products that can promote soil nutrient storage, improve plant growth, and actively mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. These projects are guided by principles of the circular economy and are part of a new initiative to promote sustainability in regional food production.

Closing date: Unitl the position is filled
Contact: Associate Professor Dirk Erler
Email: dirk.erler@scu.edu.au 

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Passionfruit Alstonville plant

Southern Cross University is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship in passionfruit breeding and evaluation.  Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis) is cultivated commercially in subtropical and tropical regions of Australia to produce fresh fruit for domestic markets.The growing industry is based on scion varieties that have been clonally propagated for over a decade and are experiencing declines in fruit size and yield

Closing date: Until the position is filled
Contact: Dr Catherine Nock 
Email: cathy.nock@scu.edu.au 

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Southern Cross University is offering a tuition fee waiver to study Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Management.

Closing date: Until position is filled
Contact: Professor Darshana Sedera
Email: darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au 

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Crown of Thorns

Southern Cross University is offering a PhD scholarship to examine how the response of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) to climate change is influenced by what they eat. The candidate will work to generate new knowledge about one of the most important threats to coral reefs, while also gaining skills and experience useful for a career working in or near the oceans.

Closing date:  Until position is filled
Contact: Dr Benjamin Mos
Email: benjamin.mos@scu.edu.au 

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This project is part of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), a large-scale collaborative research and development program to develop, test and assess innovative interventions to enhance reef resilience and sustain ecological functions and values. 

Closing date: 11 July, 2021 
Contact: Professor Bradley Eyre
Email: bradley.eyre@scu.edu.au

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