Scholarships for domestic candidates

Scholarships for domestic candidates

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General Scholarships

Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway

Name of Scholarship Eligible Program Status/Reference Closing Date
Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program
MRES
MPHIL
PHD
OPEN (All Year)

Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program

Details for next cohort to be confirmed

2017 Research Pathway Scholarship

2017 Research Pathway Scholarship
MRES OPEN 31 OCT 16

For more information, please visit following page: BPhil/MRes scholarships for domestic candidates only

2017 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

2017 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
MPHIL
PHD
OPEN 31 OCT 16

2017 Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)/
Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) Round

  • Annual competitive round for domestic research scholarship applications
  • Applications close 31 October 2016
  • Three year stipend/living allowance scholarships $26 288 per annum (2016 rate)

For full details please click on our APA landing page.

To apply click on How to Apply.

Faculty of Arts

Arts: Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies - 'Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers'

ARTS: Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies - 'Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers'
PHD
MRES2
2014081 30 JUNE 16

A full-time domestic PhD Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies associated with Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley’s ARC Future Fellowship, ‘Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers’.

It is hoped the successful domestic applicant will work on an aspect of twentieth-century Australian radio or television reception history. Proposals for an Australian newspaper or magazine reception historical study will also be considered.

Macquarie University is also home to Australia’s only Centre for Media History

Interested prospective candidates should contact Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley (b.foley@mq.edu.au) or Phone: (02) 9850 8828 for further information and before submitting an application form.

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’.
  • OR
  • Direct entry to a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • In 2016, MRES candidates will receive a stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate for PhD, $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt (indexed annually).
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

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

Faculty of Business and Economics

MUCHE: Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy PhD Scholarship

FBE: MUCHE - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy PhD Scholarship
PHD 2015153&2015154 2015153 - 30 MAY 16
2015154 - 30 JUNE 16

Department

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Project Name

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy PhD scholarships

We are currently advertising one domestic and one international scholarship.

The period of candidature is three years, full-time equivalent.

Closing Date:

Closing date for the application: 2015154 – 30th May
                                                                                   2015153 – 30th June

Domestic students will need to be willing to commence by the 1st June 2016 and International Students by the 1st December 2016.

Project Description

PhDs are offered in health economics in the following strategic areas:

  • Integrated care
  • Mental Health
  • Aged care
  • Disability
  • Medical technology
  • Funding and financing models
  • Performance measurement
  • Choice and competition in healthcare
  • Economic evaluation

What we offer:

The 2016 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,849 per annum tax exempt for 3 years.

Successful scholarship applicants may have access to Research Assistant work to supplement the scholarship stipend (on average for 14 hours per week)..

In addition to the scholarship, Macquarie University provides approximately $8,000 over the course of the PhD for research related activities (travel to present at conferences, training, copy editing, thesis production etc).

Essential requirements:

  • A first class (H1 equivalent) Bachelor's degree in economics or closely related subject (mathematics, statistics, and other social science subjects such as epidemiology or allied health, psychology, medically qualified individuals will also be considered);
  • Master's degree in an area relevant to health economics (and micro-economics);

More specifically:

  • completed Macquarie’s Master of Research with at least 75 per cent in second year; or
  • completed a Master of Philosophy; or
  • completed a masters (at least two years) from another institution with a major research component (a thesis component of approximately 50 per cent of the degree and 20,000 words) at distinction level (75 per cent or greater)
  • Demonstrated interest in health economics and/or public health;
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills reflected in research output i.e. at least 2 peer reviewed publications

Expression of Interest

To be considered for this opportunity, please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) directly through the Macquarie Higher Degree Research website using the following link:How to apply

Please quote the SCHOLARSHIP REFERENCE NUMBER:
#2015154 - Domestic MQRES
#2015153 – International MQRES

You will be required to submit a full application which includes all of the information listed in the table below

Documents to be submitted by a MQ scholarship applicant:

  • A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for undertaking a PhD, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date.
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • Official academic transcripts, including master’s thesis results (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Your English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
  • Written references on the specified referee report template, to include contact details for suitable academic referees ( two required)
  • Evidence of research output (peer reviewed publications)
  • Evidence of prizes, scholarships and awards (certificates, statements of award)

Candidates can note on the application form that they wish to be put forward for an APA (Australian Postgraduate Award - domestic) or an IPRS (International Postgraduate Research Scholarship –international) scholarship during their PhD if relevant.

See HDR Scholarship page

Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation: Delivering safe and effective care for children in hospital with eHealth systems

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation - Delivering safe and effective care for children in hospital with eHealth systems
MRES2
PHD
2015253 30 JUNE 16

Department

Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Project Name

Delivering safe and effective care for children in hospital with eHealth systems

Project Description

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, one of the core research centres within AIHI, was recently awarded an NHMRC Partnership Grant on medication safety and eHealth systems in paediatric hospitals. The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network plans to adopt new eHealth systems to significantly reduce patient risk and improve outcomes for patients. Two major electronic health record components will be implemented: 1) an electronic medication management system (eMM) for all patients and 2) an electronic medical record for oncology patients (eMR). This is a multi-method study which will run over five years. A core element is a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of the eMMs to reduce errors and patient harm.

Six possible research topics are available for post graduate research students depending upon their backgrounds and experience:

    1. An evaluation of computerised decision support for prescribers in the eMMS
    2. Economic evaluation of the eMMS implementation
    3. Development and application of methods for the measurement of adverse drug events and harm in paediatric patients
    4. Development and application of statistical analysis methods for stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trials
    5. Development and application of methods to assess the effects of ehealth systems on clinical workflow and processes.
    6. Evaluation of eMMS training models

This research will make significant contributions nationally and internationally in delivering critical new evidence which will translate into better and safer eHealth system design and use to support clinical care for children.

Contact

Professor Johanna Westbrook
Johanna.westbrook@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 2402

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 (indexed annually).
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

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.

Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research - Delivering safe and effective test result communication, management and follow-up

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research - Delivering safe and effective test result communication, management and follow-up
MRES2
PHD
2016174 30 JUNE 16

Department

Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research

Project Name

Delivering safe and effective test result communication, management and follow-up

Project Description

The failure to follow-up test results is an area of patient safety risk, which can have major consequences for the quality of care, including missed diagnoses and suboptimal patient outcomes. The objective of this study is to establish effective, sustainable and safe test result management systems utilising evidence-based practice, health information technology (IT), consumer engagement and enhanced clinical governance processes.

The partnership incorporates key stakeholders involved in the safe delivery of test results and effective clinical care. It will be undertaken by a team of internationally-recognised researchers in areas ranging from health informatics, pathology, emergency medicine and quality and safety. The collaborating partners are the South Eastern Area Laboratory Services and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Research experts from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Health Consumers NSW, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists will provide input to the project.

The research will be undertaken across hospitals in the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts in Australia. It will involve the implementation of enhanced accountability and governance arrangements, engagement with consumers and the utilisation of health information technologies such as electronic reporting systems and patient portals. The expected outcomes from the research will be: a) key translational evidence about the performance of test result management systems using health IT; b) evidence-based standards and enhanced clinical governance processes related to the communication and governance of test result management; and c) enhanced consumer engagement.

Contact

Associate Professor Andrew Georgiou
andrew.georgiou@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 2424

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:

  • In 2016, MRES candidates will receive a stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate for PhD, $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt (indexed annually).
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

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.

Biomedical Sciences: What drives neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease?

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Biomedical Sciences: What drives neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease?
MRES2
PHD
2016189 30 NOV 16

Department

Biomedical Sciences

Project Name

What drives neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease?

Project Description

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterised by accumulation of specific pathology in affected brain and spinal cord regions. TDP-43 is the essential DNA/RNA-binding protein that forms this pathology in patients with either of two devastating neurodegenerative diseases: motor neuron disease (MND, causing rapid paralysis leading to death) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD, causing progressive deficits in personality, behaviour, and/or language). However, how TDP-43 dysfunction causes disease remains unknown.

In recent high-profile studies conducted in the USA at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr Walker developed TDP-43 transgenic mice that for the first time show the key progressive pathological, neurodegenerative and behavioural features of human MND and FTD. Now forming an exciting new research stream in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr Walker is using these transgenic TDP-43 mice, in conjunction with studies of cell cultures and human autopsy material, to identify the key biochemical determinants of disease onset and progression and to test potential new therapeutics.

As the successful candidate for this MRes/PhD project, you will gain experience in a wide range of molecular biology, biochemical, cell biology, imaging and in vivo techniques, including neuronal and glial cultures, advanced quantitative mass spectrometry, fluorescence confocal microscopy, and mouse stereotaxic surgery and behavioural testing.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and supportive team environment, and aspects of this project can be individualised based on your experience and interests. Please contact Dr Walker to discuss research avenues and potential projects in more detail prior to submitting your application.

Contact

Dr Adam Walker
adam.walker@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 2782

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’.

OR

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • In 2016, MRES candidates will receive a stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate for PhD, $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt (indexed annually).
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

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.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Joint Research Engagement - Engineering Cadetships

Joint Research Engagement - Engineering Cadetships
MPHIL
PHD

OPEN

Joint Research Engagement (JRE) - Engineering Cadetships are available to HDR students in relevant areas of engineering or science, and involve a combination of formal research training with the Higher Education Provider (HEP) and concurrent employment with a business to carry out R&D activities.

Macquarie University has been successful in securing 5 grant awards valued at $5,538 per annum in 2016 for currently enrolled MQ HDR and MRes Year 2 candidates to supplement the research training costs for each domestic student participating in the program. This funding enables the HEP to customise the student's research training experience to enhance their career prospects as well as to increase overall collaboration between universities and industry to strengthen R&D outcomes.

Interested applications should submit a JRE Coversheet and attach an expression of interest (EOI) to the HDR Scholarships Manager, HDRO, Macquarie University, NSW 2209, or by email at: hdrschol@mq.edu.au

  • JRE MQ Cover sheet

  • EOI's should contain information about the proposed cadetship and industry partner along with information about current enrolment and how this research training opportunity fits in their research and/or research career path, and how this might enhance future research collaboration with the industry or business partner.

    Applications are open all year round.

    Biological Sciences - Drivers of landscape genetic patterns and environmental adaptation in grasshoppers

    FSE: Biological Sciences - Drivers of landscape genetic patterns and environmental adaptation in grasshoppers
    PHD 2015248 30 JUN 16
    Department

    Biological Sciences

    Project Name

    Drivers of landscape genetic patterns and environmental adaptation in grasshoppers

    Project Description

    The successful candidate will investigate how landscape and environmental features affect dispersal and local adaptation using genomic data together with ecological variables. The focal species is the native ‘wingless’ grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum), which is an economically important grasshopper pest that causes damage to agricultural pastures and horticultural crops in Australia. Field work will be conducted along a latitudinal and altitudinal gradient of New South Wales in Australia. The 'wingless' grasshopper has both winged and wingless forms and shows colour polymorphism that varies geographically, opening up many evolutionary questions. This project has relevance for understanding the consequences of climate change-induced range shifts for pest spread and persistence. With both applied and theoretical outcomes, this project is of interest to pest management, biosecurity and conservation biology, while developing novel methodologies in landscape genomics. The candidate will apply the latest genome sequencing technologies and bioinformatics approaches, including identifying functional genes involved in local adaptation simulation modelling.

    The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop independent avenues of research within the study system that fit her/his research interests. We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate who is passionate about science and has a strong background in evolutionary or conservation biology/genomics. A strong interest or experience in bioinformatics, GIS, independent programming in unix/python/perl, and data analysis skills in R is highly favourable. Experience in the fields of landscape ecology and population genetics is also desirable.

    Contact

    Dr Rachael Dudaniec
    Rachael.dudaniec@mq.edu.au
    61 2 9850 8193

    The 2015 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,849 pa (2015 rate) tax exempt for 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 these guidelines.

    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 page 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.

    Environmental Sciences - Quaternary Sea-Level Rise and Australian Coastal Response

    FSE: Environmental Sciences - Quaternary Sea-Level Rise and Australian Coastal Response
    PHD 2016279 30 SEPT 16

    Computing - Empathic Agents to Support Understanding Science Understanding in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Computing - Empathic Agents to Support Understanding Science Understanding in a Virtual Learning Environment
    PHD 2015113 31 AUG 16
    Department

    Computing

    Project Name

    Empathic Agents to Support Understanding Science Understanding in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Project Description

    Research has found that learner relationships (teacher and peer) involving computer-based learning are similar to the equivalent human-human learning relationships in the classroom. Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) research over the past decade has focused on the creation of characters that are socially capable requiring IVAs to have good verbal and non-verbal communication skills including congruent language, facial expressions and body gestures. More recently, there is strong interest in affective agents who are able to express emotions. The work on empathetic or empathic agents goes even further as the IVA seeks to demonstrate understanding of the emotional state of the human and respond in a way that is supportive. This work has been found to deliver improved interactions. Despite growing interest in affective and empathetic agents to create intelligent agents that are more believable and socially capable, their use in education is emerging. This project will involve the design, development and evaluation of the use of empathetic agents in a multi-user virtual environment to support basic self-regulated learning strategies. The project is likely to incorporate the use of data/learning analytics to inform the IVA about the human’s learning progress to provide personalised support to the learner.

    The project is part of larger and ongoing ARC-funded Discovery grant "Agent-based virtual learning environments for understanding science", and it involves a collaboration between Macquarie University and the University of Sydney.

    Contact

    Prof. Deborah Richards
    deborah.richards@mq.edu.au
    02 98509567

    The 2016 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $26,288 pa (2016 rate) tax exempt for 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 these guidelines.

    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 page 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.

    The scholarship is intended for domestic students but international students can apply but, if successful, will need to pay their own tuition fees

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