HDR scholarships for domestic and international

HDR scholarships for domestic and international

HDR Scholarships for Domestic and International

Please note, Universities were recently advised that Guidelines for 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships (Research) changed as at 30 September 2016. 

The University is undergoing a review of the currently published Conditions of Award for all 2017 Scholarships in view of these changes. Conditions of Award will be updated as soon as possible.

ALL current scholarship rounds will continue to be assessed in line with the advertised criteria and timelines.

Click on the scholarship titles below to reveal more information about the specific projects/scholarship opportunities.

Department

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Project Name

Strategic Change in the Asia-Pacific

Project Description

Two fulltime Macquarie University Research Training Program Scholarships (MQRTP) to complete a 3 year PhD program at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology are available for prospective PhD candidates in the area of security studies. Supervised by Prof Ben Schreer, Head of the Department, the two scholarships examine the security implications of the strategic change currently taking place in the Asia-Pacific region. We offer two PhDs in security studies looking at a topic in the following areas:

  • The strategic response of Southeast Asian littoral states to China’s rise
  • The post-Cold War US-China security and defence relationship
  • Japan’s (re-)emergence as a strategic actor in Asia
  • Australia’s strategic response to Asia-Pacific power shifts
  • Disruptive military technologies and their impact on strategy
  • Cyber defence strategies in Asia
  • The future of nuclear weapons in Asia

Interested applicants are asked to provide a 5 page project proposal outlining (1) the significance of the topic; (2) the major research questions; (3) the methodological and theoretical approaches; and (4) a three-year progression plan. Successful applicants are expected to develop and teach one PICT unit in their field of research interest.

ContactProfessor Ben Schreer,Head of Department, Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
ben.schreer@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 1423

The international MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 pa (2016 rate) tax exempt for 3 years. The iMQRTP also includes international tuition fee coverage for an international candidate for a maximum period of 3 years

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants would be expected to have a record of excellent academic performance, especially in the research Masters degree, and additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements for more information about this.

Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/applications for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application.

Department

Big History Institute

Project Name

Big History Institute Anthropocene Project

Project Description

We invite expressions of interest from current and prospective PhD candidates to apply for a Big History Institute Anthropocene Scholarship. In 2016, ten scholarships will be awarded. Big History Institute Scholars will pursue a Cotutelle PhD on a transdisciplinary theme.

Under the Cotutelle model a PhD student is/will be enrolled at both Macquarie University and an international university. Both universities will appoint at least 1 of its staff as the supervisor and these supervisors will jointly guide the research. At the conclusion of the research a single thesis is prepared that is submitted for individual examination by both universities.

The Big History Institute is currently seeking expressions of interest in the scholarship from current and prospective PhD candidates. PLEASE NOTE: students who are currently PhD candidates at an international university are also eligible to apply.

Expressions of interest should include: details on academic background, research interests, and an attached Curriculum Vitae and list of any publications. Attachments should be in word or .pdf format.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr David Baker.

Contact

Dr. David Baker
david.baker@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 8839

The Big History Institute Scholarships are Cotutelle scholarships that include:

  • Tuition fees at Macquarie for up to 3 years
  • Financial stipend as per 2016 RTP rate of $26,288 p.a. This is payable while at Macquarie University only.
  • Airfare provided between two institutions

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this.

Should your expression of interest be successful, you will need to lodge a formal application for admission/ scholarship.

Department

Geography and Planning

Project Name

Housing & Community Development (Macquarie Park)

Project Description

The project will investigate urban planning, housing and community development in the Macquarie University Station Precinct with a view to providing strong foundations for strategic understanding of urban form, structure and function in the area for key stakeholders in local government, community and the university. Applicants should be qualified in urban planning, urban geography or a closely related field with a strong record in community-based research.

The project is co-funded by City of Ryde Council as part of the Macquarie-Ryde Futures Project

Contact
Associate Professor Kristian Ruming
kristian.ruming@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 8393

This scholarship/s is/are available to eligible candidates to undertake:

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship/s is/are:

  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the scholarship code on your application .

Department

Geography and Planning

Project Name

Macquarie-Ryde Futures Project - Social Inclusion and Building Resilience

Project Description

The project will investigate the ways in which local government initiatives engage with the challenges of building community resilience, arresting social vulnerability and facilitating the development of inclusive communities to support people affected by disabilities, prejudice or other factors. The research will inform key stakeholders in local government, community and the university. Applicants should be qualified in an appropriate social science discipline with a strong record in community-based research.

The project is co-funded by City of Ryde Council as part of the Macquarie-Ryde Futures Project

Contact
Professor Richard Howitt
richie.howitt@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 8386

This scholarship/s is/are available to eligible candidates to undertake:

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship/s is/are:

  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the scholarship code on your application .

Department

Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Project Name

Macquarie University Scholarship

Project Description

PhDs are offered in corporate finance and governance of Chinese listed firms in the following strategic areas

  • Political connections, uncertainty and corruption
  • CEO compensation/turnover
  • State ownership and family control
  • Audit opinions and auditor choice
  • Bank loans and Trade credit
  • Investment efficiency and Mergers and Acquisitions

The students will be supervised by Professor Gary Tian and his colleagues.

Professor Tian specialises in corporate finance and governance research especially in Chinese capital markets. Over the last five years he has published many articles in leading finance journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) and Journal of Banking and Finance (2015, 2016). Last year, as one of CIs, he secured the only Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant in the field of finance. He won a Best Paper Awards from the Financial Management Association in 2011 and Pacific Basin Finance Journal in 2015 and Emerald Citations of Excellence Award for 2015.

He has eleven doctoral students who have completed their degrees since last six years. Five his former PhD students are now working in Australian universities as continuous-based lecturers.

Essential selection criteria:

  • Master by research degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to corporate finance, governance and auditing;
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills.
  • Publication record in the areas of Chinese capital markets.

Contact
Professor Gary Tian
gary.tian@mq.edu.au
+61 413 323 849

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway (RTP) MRes Year 2 followed by a possible Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) for a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’.
  • OR
  • Direct entry to a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26 288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes tuition fees.

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. The form can be downloaded from the Forms page and further information can be found on the Application page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application.

Department

Psychology

Project Name

Increasing the efficacy of treatment for socially anxious youth through theoretically derived improvements

Project Description

One full time international MRES/PhD scholarship is available in the Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University. Opportunity exists for research on child/adolescent social anxiety to occur alongside a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded trial awarded to Ron Rapee, Jennifer Hudson, Viviana Wuthrich and Lauren McLellan, to develop a new psychological intervention for child social anxiety. Research project topics are negotiable but preference is given to projects related to underlying mechanisms or therapy processes of child anxiety, especially social anxiety. The project is best suited to a candidate with an existing Masters in research or similar.

This project is being conducted in the Centre for Emotional Health, a university centre for research excellence in understanding and treating anxiety across the lifespan.

Contact

Dr Viviana Wuthrich
Viviana.wuthrich@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 4866

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway (RTP) MRes Year 2 followed by a possible Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) for a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’. MRES Year 2, Semester 2 commencement is subject to further approval;
  • OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program, according to University requirements;

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26 288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four years

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the scholarship code on your application.

Department

Geography and Planning

Project Name

Macquarie-Ryde Futures Project - Social Inclusion and Building Resilience

Project Description

The project will investigate the ways in which local government initiatives engage with the challenges of building community resilience, arresting social vulnerability and facilitating the development of inclusive communities to support people affected by disabilities, prejudice or other factors. The research will inform key stakeholders in local government, community and the university. Applicants should be qualified in an appropriate social science discipline with a strong record in community-based research.

The project is co-funded by City of Ryde Council as part of the Macquarie-Ryde Futures Project

Contact
Professor Richard Howitt
richie.howitt@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 8386

This scholarship/s is/are available to eligible candidates to undertake:

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship/s is/are:

  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the scholarship code on your application .

Department: Cognitive Science

Project Name:Cognition of Coding (Joint PhD MQ and University of Groningen)

Project Description:

We are looking for a PhD candidate who is interested in joining us in the study of a new field of research: Cognition of Coding.

The successful completion of this project will result in a Joint PhD from the University of Groningen and Macquarie University (Sydney)

The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to participate in local, national and international training activities from IDEALAB, Graduate School for Humanities Groningen, and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

The PhD student will be supervised by Wim Tops and Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen) and Eva Marinus and Lyndsey Nickels (Macquarie University). The PhD student needs to start on 1/1/2017 latest and will spend 50% of the time at Macquarie University and 50% of the time at University of Groningen.

There are two general aims of the research project. First to study which cognitive skills are involved in learning to code and how these skills relate to natural language learning. Second, to compare computer­programming skills of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with those of typically developing controls and to examine how these differences can be mapped onto cognitive differences between individuals with and without ASD.

The PhD candidate will have considerable freedom in shaping the project

Application procedure:

Please send your application as a single PDF­file to w.tops@rug.nl and eva.marinus@mq.edu.au

Submission should contain the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation to do scientific research and to do this project in particular;
  • A full CV, including publications (also submitted and in progress) and conference presentations;
  • A copy of your BA and MA diploma showing academic record (marks per topic);
  • Names and contact details of two academic references.

We will start reviewing applications from 15 September onwards and will start interviewing in October. We will continue reviewing until the position is filled.

Should your interview be successful, you will need to lodge a formal application for admission/ scholarship. Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to How to apply for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the scholarship application name ‘Cognition of Coding’ on your application.

Contact:

For more information or project proposal please contact: Dr. Eva Marinus via eva.marinus@mq.edu.au or Dr. W. Tops, RUG via w.tops@rug.nl

The Joint PhD scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fees for up to 3 years
  • Financial stipend as per 2016 RTP rate of $26,288 p.a. This is payable while at Macquarie University only.
  • Airfare provided between two institutions

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this.

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Project Name

Cellular organization of transport and signalling

Project Description

Dr. Varun K. A. Sreenivasan, Macquarie University and Dr. Senthil Arumugam, UNSW

WHAT?

Through a collaboration between researchers at Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales, the project aims to understand the biomolecular and biomechanical pathways in signalling and transport in cellular systems. Towards this goal, we aim at:

  1. Developing novel nanotechnology tools, including nanoparticle engineering for state-of-the-art microscopy techniques.
  2. Developing and implementing state-of-the-art optical microscopy techniques (Lattice light sheet microscopy, single molecule techniques) for studying cellular processes.
  3. Developing innovative image analysis solutions for cell biology.

WHO?

We are looking for talented and motivated students with keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches and application of advanced nano-engineering techniques and cutting edge microscopy tools to study novel concepts in biological processes. Candidates with a background in biology, physics, engineering and materials chemistry are encouraged to apply.

EXPRESSSIONS OF INTEREST

Interested candidates are requested to send a one-page research statement, CV, and names and contact information of three references to varun.sreenivasan@mq.edu.auprior to applying for admission/scholarship at Macquarie University

Prospective applicants must lodge an application for admission/scholarship at Macquarie University, after getting in touch with Dr. Varun Sreenivasan

Contact
Varun Sreenivasan
varun.sreenivasan@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 9547

This scholarship is offered for an international PhD candidate for three years. The scholarship covers a stipend at $26, 288 per annum, tax exempt and international tuition fees.

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants would be expected to have a record of excellent academic performance, especially in the research Masters degree, and additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements for more information about this

Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to How to apply for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application form. .

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Project Name

All-fibre mid-infrared (IR) supercontinuum source

Project Description

The aim of this project is to realise chalcogenide and fluoride glass based optical fiber laser systems to demonstrate ultra-broad band and stable supercontinuum (SC) generation in the mid-IR spectral region (2 ~ 10 μm). It will enable breakthroughs in several fields of research including molecular spectroscopy, sensing and non-invasive medical diagnostics.

Our target is to construct all-fibre mid-IR SC sources, which are robust and field-transportable, can handle very high power, are functional at room temperature, and suitable for medical applications.

The project work can be divided into three stages. In the first stage, a high peak power mode-locked fiber laser emitting at mid-IR wavelength around 3 μm will be designed and constructed. Next, chalcogenide and fluoride glass-based MOF structures with proper dispersion and nonlinear properties will be designed for SC generation with massive bandwidth. In the third stage, employing that mid-IR source as a pump, we will demonstrate and characterize the generated SC and test for its coherence.

During all stages, we will closely collaborate with leading research groups in Europe, Asia and North America.

Contact
A/Prof. Alex Fuerbach
alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 6145

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway (RTP) MRes Year 2 followed by a possible Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) for a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’. MRES Year 2, Semester 2 commencement is subject to further approval;
  • OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26 288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four years

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application form. .

Department

Engineering

Project Name

Extrusion Computational Fluid Dynamics research project

Project Description

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake research at Macquarie University to investigate the potential of applying Computational Fluid Dynamics to the extrusion process. Located in Sydney Australia, Macquarie University is located approximately 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD and iconic beeches. It is also located at the heart of a technological precinct within Sydney providing easy access to many advanced companies.

This project is being undertaken in collaboration with an innovative Australian company with a desire to enhance their ability to predict the performance of their dies to better serve their local and international clients. During the course of this research project the successful applicant will be required to investigate the feasibility of modelling the extrusion process in order to predict the performance of an extrusion die with the aid of CFD. In addition to establishing simulations, experiments will be required to be designed, manufactured and undertaken to validate the simulations capabilities. Site visits to the industry partner will be vital to allow the applicant to enhance their understanding of the extrusion process, collate data to compare to simulations and establish a close technical relationship with the industry partner.

The successful applicant will:

  • be required to be self-motivated and an enthusiastic individual with a passion for developing simulation techniques
  • be required to have demonstrated knowledge of CFD and modelling of two-phase flows and an understanding of the governing equations used by this simulation tool
  • have excellent English reading, writing and speaking ability
  • have some previous experience with computer programming
  • be knowledgeable of material mechanic properties
  • have experience with CAD and other simulation tools such as FEA
  • be eligible to obtain an Australian student visa
  • have completed an equivalent bachelor of engineering degree with honours as categorised by NOOSR, a Masters degree will be considered more favourably
  • meet the entry criteria for PhD at Macquarie University http://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply/entry-criteria

Other Important information

If interested, applicants are requested to send their CV and a cover letter addressing the requirements listed above to sammy.diasinos@mq.ed.au with the subject heading “Application for extrusion CFD research project”.

Contact
Dr Sammy Diasinos
Sammy.diasinos@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 9146

This scholarship/s is/are available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years 

Applicants will need to submit an Expression of Interest in the first instance.

Applicants will then need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie Universityand arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.
The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the scholarship code on your application.

Department

Biomedical Sciences

Project Name

Technology platform for noninvasive measurement of intracranial pressure

Project Description

The project aims to develop technology for noninvasive measurement of fluid pressure in the brain. Engineering approaches will aim to characterise relationships between arterial and intracranial pressure from experimental data, computational models and signal processing of noninvasive blood pressure in the aorta, pressure in the eye and blood flow in brain and retinal vessels. Findings are expected to produce novel engineering advances in development of techniques and devices for intracranial pressure measurement, a procedure currently limited to high-risk invasive methods. This technology is anticipated to enable measurement of intracranial pressure in non-acute screening procedures for improved assessment of brain function.

The candidate will be expected to have a solid grounding in basic circulatory physiology and experience in signal processing. The project will involve laboratory experiments in rats to measure arterial and intracranial pressure with fluid interventions to alter cerebral tissue compliance. System identification techniques will be applied to estimate models parameters. Data will also be collected from human subjects with indwelling intracranial catheters together with transcranial blood flow measurements. There will be substantial interaction with the collaborative industrial partner to implement the existing technology of obtaining the central aortic pressure waveform from the peripheral arterial pulse and applying this to obtain a continuous calibrated intracranial pressure waveform.

Contact

Professor Alberto Avolio
alberto.avolio@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 2747

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway (RTP) MRes Year 2 followed by a possible Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) for a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’. MRES Year 2, Semester 2 commencement is subject to further approval;

OR

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship/s is/are:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26 288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)

For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four years

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie Universityand arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.
The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the scholarship code on your application.

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