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)

The Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program provides scholarship support to Indigenous Australians to enrol in a postgraduate degree including Master of Research, Master of Philosophy, or Doctor of Philosophy, in any field of research.

The aim of the Program is to encourage and increase the number of Indigenous Australians undertaking postgraduate research study with a view to increasing the number of Indigenous Australian academic staff. The Program provides recipients with the opportunity to access:

  • Mentoring from academic and professional staff and fellow postgraduate students
  • Advanced research preparation and skills development
  • Career development and opportunity
  • The opportunity to present your research work at local, regional and national conferences

Candidates who are successful in receiving an Indigenous Research Pathway Program scholarship are welcomed into the host Faculty and encouraged to participate fully in academic life. As well as scholarship funding, there may be opportunity to undertake further paid employment such as tutoring, marking or Faculty activities.

Value and Tenure: The value and tenure of the scholarship varies according to the degree being undertaken, as follows:

  • Master of Research (MRes)
    For candidates enrolling in an MRes, the scholarship stipend is valued at $26,682 per annum (tax exempt) for up to 2 years.
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    For candidates enrolling in an MPhil, the scholarship stipend is valued at $36,682 per annum (2017 rate), tax exempt and indexed annually, for up to 2 years. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government scholarship minimum funding rate, plus an additional $10,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    For candidates enrolling in a PhD, the scholarship stipend is valued at $36,682 per annum (2017 rate), tax exempt and indexed annually, for up to 3 years. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government minimum scholarship funding rate, plus an additional $10,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend.)

For PhD and MPhil candidates, leave and other conditions are generally equivalent to that of the Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship and Macquarie University Conditions of Award. If the candidate has previously enrolled in study towards a research degree, the duration of the scholarship will be reduced by this period of prior enrolment. This is known as advanced standing.

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled or enrolling in a Master of Research (either year 1 or year 2), or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
  • Meet the University's minimum scholarship rating criteria.
  • Be an Indigenous Australian

Application: Applicants should refer carefully to candidature admission and scholarship criteria before lodging an application. All applicants will need to attach Letter of Confirmation of Aboriginality OR a completed Statutory Declaration (see below). All applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). Academic referee reports are available at the Forms page.

For MRes applications:

For MPhil/PhD applications:

  • Information for MPhil and PhD applicants can be found at Research Degrees.
  • Applicants should also refer to the University's scholarship requirements. Successful applicants will usually have a solid academic record, a history of scholarships/prizes at the undergraduate level; and may have undertaken peer-reviewed research activity. Further information can be found at HDR Scholarship Requirements.
  • Applicants applying for MPhil or PhD, or for an MRes/PhD Bundle*, should apply using the HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application form.

*An MRes/PhD Bundle is for entry into year 2 of the MRes program, followed by PhD.  Progression to the PhD is conditional up successful completion of the MRes Year 2 program.

Applicants for admission to PhD, who are (counter) offered entry to MRes Year 2 with a provisional 3-year PhD and who rank competitively for scholarship, may be offered a scholarship for MRes Year 2. Candidates must rank competitively for scholarship for continuation of the scholarship into the PhD candidature.

NOTE: The Conditions of Award of this scholarship are the same as the RTP and MQRTP Conditions of Award.

Statutory Declaration: The Indigenous Research Pathways Program is open to Indigenous Australians only. Applicants must supply either a copy of their Letter of Confirmation of Aboriginality or a completed Statutory Declaration to confirm their Indigeneity (available below).

Contact: For application queries, contact the HDRO Scholarships Officers at hdrschol@mq.edu.au. For other queries, contact the Head of Department, Department of Indigenous Studies – Walanga Muru - Office of Indigenous Strategy (OIS).

Please quote the scholarship reference 'Indigenous Research Pathway Scholarship' on your application.

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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

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 31 DEC 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.

Australian Institute of Health Innovation - Genomics Implementation 1: Evaluating approaches to the implementation of genomic sequencing into Australian healthcare organisations: a theory-based process evaluation

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:Australian Institute of Health Innovation– Genomics Implementation 1: Evaluating approaches to the implementation of genomic sequencing into Australian healthcare organisations: a theory-based process evaluation
MRES2
PHD
2017 157         24 MARCH 2017

Please quote the allocation number on your application.Department

Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI)

Project Name

Genomics Implementation 1: Evaluating approaches to the implementation of genomic sequencing into Australian healthcare organisations: a theory-based process evaluation

Project Description

MRes/PhD position summary:

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is part of the largest grant on genomics ever awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Australian Genomics Healthcare Alliance (AGHA) project aims to prepare Australia for the genomics revolution in health care, and will run for five years (2016-2021).

In this project, the PhD student will undertake a theory based process evaluation (alongside the main implementation project) to explore the key mechanisms behind successful implementation of genomic sequencing. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods will include questionnaire data collection and semi-structured interviews, direct observation and coding of implementation activities, and participant feedback forms. New knowledge gained from this PhD will inform the design of a generic framework for implementation of genomic sequencing which the wider body of work aims to achieve. Furthermore, evidence generated will help advance understanding of how to effectively implement new evidence into practice.

AGHA project summary:

Five AGHA flagships (focusing on childhood syndromes, acute myeloid leukaemia, epilepsy, and hereditary neuropathy) have completed the first cycle of genomic sequencing implementation, and a further six [focusing on solid tumours, paediatric care (complex care, intellectual disability) and immunology] are underway. The first flagships have undergone research to assess the effectiveness of genomic sequencing for the purposes of early detection, treatment and, where possible, prevention of major disease. To ensure that genomic sequencing, where found to be clinically effective, is sustained beyond the life of the programmatic funding, we urgently require an understanding of service provision pathways and clinical processes for genomic sequencing that currently exist or are planned for the future. The AIHI Behaviour Change Stream has collaborated with the AGHA to design a project, which will address the following objectives:

a) Understand the nature of, or plans for, service provision pathways

b) Establish current clinical processes for genomic sequencing

c) Identify barriers and enablers to implementing genomic sequencing

d) Inform and support the development of a suite of interventions to facilitate the implementation of genomic sequencing into clinical practice

By studying flagship cohorts using implementation science methods, a suite of appropriate interventions to facilitate the implementation of genomic sequencing into clinical practice can be designed, tested, and generalized for future flagships and across organizations outside this program. Furthermore, a service provision pathway can be designed to optimize the likelihood of sustainability of genomic sequencing for flagships once program participation is complete, and for new organizations aiming to provide genomic sequencing. The final three years of the implementation science plan will work towards achieving these wider aims.

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either a:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 Scholarship (MQRTPMRES) 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 into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MQRTPMRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (2017 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (in 2017 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend.

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 application form 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.

Contact Name: Dr Janet Long

Contact Email: janet.long@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone: (02) 9850 2420

Australian Institute of Health Innovation - Exploring complexity to create a sustainable healthcare system

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:Australian Institute of Health Innovation– Exploring complexity to create a sustainable healthcare system
MRES2
PHD
2017164 - 169         15 FEB 17

Department

Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI)

Project Name

Exploring complexity to create a sustainable healthcare system

Project Description

The Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) and Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, together with other colleagues in CHRIS, is undertaking an exciting body of innovative research that explores how complexity science and other theories of context and culture can be applied to sustainable healthcare systems for the improvement of patient care.

Scholarships are available for full time domestic MRES/PhD students to undertake mixed-method research in these areas, with specific research projects able to be negotiated.

In addition to this offer, there will also be opportunities to gain further paid research experience alongside leading academics in healthcare services and systems.

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Program MRes Year 2 (RTPMRES) 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

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend.
  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (2017 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (in 2017 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr Louise Ellis (louise.ellis@mq.edu) or Dr Kate Churruca (kate.churruca@mq.edu.au) as soon as possible.

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either a direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

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 application form 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 - Behaviour and evolutionary adaptation in freshwater fishes

    Biological Sciences - Behaviour and evolutionary adaptation in freshwater fishes
    MQRES 201631931 MAR 2017    

    Department

    Biological Sciences 

    Project Name

    Behaviour and evolutionary adaptation in freshwater fishes

    Project Description

    We offer a fully-sponsored PhD position that will form a key part of exciting ARC-funded research in evolutionary adaptation. This program focuses on guppies (Poecilia reticulata), a small, colourful freshwater fish with a rich heritage in evolutionary research. Our broad purpose is to understand how interactions among environmental, genetic and epi-genetic factors may drive evolution in non-conventional ways.

    The candidate will be guided to develop and pursue distinctive research in an area commensurate with broader program goals. We particularly encourage candidates with interests in behavioural genetics and/or the study of adaptive trajectories at whole-organism levels. There will be opportunities to integrate with replicate mesocosm-based evolution experiments in Sydney, and abundant opportunities for fieldwork in both Australia and abroad.

    This project will be supervised by Dr. Darrell Kemp and Dr. Kate Lynch (Macquarie University), and co-supervised by Prof. David Reznick (University of California, Riverside). The linkage with Prof Reznick offers the potential for internship in the USA and travel to study wild experimental populations in Trinidad.

    Other Important Information

    For more information on the project or position please email Dr. Darrell Kemp directly.

    This position must be filled prior to the end of 2016.

    Contact

    Dr. Darrell Kemp
    darrell.kemp@mq.edu.au
    02-9850-8355

    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: 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.

    Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS) - Towards point-of-care diagnostics with rationally designed multifunctional nanomaterials

    Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS) -Towards point-of-care diagnostics with rationally designed multifunctional nanomaterials
    MRES/MQRES 2016354 9 JUL 17
    Department

    Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS)

    Project Name

    Towards point-of-care diagnostics with rationally designed multifunctional nanomaterials

    Project Description

    Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are promising tools for rapid diagnosis and on-site assessment of diseases, in particular in resource-limited settings, which have the great potential to revolutionize global health care. Current diagnostic techniques are labour-intensive, slow and can be insensitive with a high percentage of false negative results. A simple and sensitive diagnostics test, with multiplexing capability, by passing the need for intensive laboratory processing, would result in faster diagnosis in time-critical situations and significant saving in costs.

    This project addresses the significant problem of designing new non-invasive technologies that can rapidly and ultrasensitivity detect various biomarkers signatures (multiplex). By using rationally designed multifunctional nanomaterials, in particular the super-active plasmonic nanoassemblies as barcodes, a sensor platform will be developed for POC diagnostics of the critical disease such as cancer, which will provide opportunity for students to acquire diverse skills in nanotechnology, biochemistry and bioengineering.

    Successful applicants can expect to gain experience with a variety of fundamental nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, as well be introduced to cutting edge POC technologies including microfluidic and pulling down assays. 

    Other Important Information

    The project is open to students with background or interests in biochemistry, biotechnology and nanotechnology, or related disciplines.

    Contact

    Dr. Yuling Wang
    yuling.wang@mq.edu.au
    0450 605 664

    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.

    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
    Department

    Environmental Sciences

    Project Name

    Quaternary Sea-Level Rise and Australian Coastal Response

    Project Description

    An opportunity exists for a highly motivated student to join the research team at the Dept of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University to work on the Coastal Sedimentological and Geomorphological Response of the Australian Coast to Rapid Sea-Level Rise During the Late Quaternary . The research will contribute to an ARC funded Discovery Project (Ice sheet collapse, sea-level rise and Australian coastal response) led by A/Prof Goodwin at Macquarie University. The overall aim of the ARC DP research is to answer which polar ice sheets are the most vulnerable to warming, how fast will sea level rise and the impact on global coasts during the 21st century?

    The response of polar ice sheets to modest increases in global temperature and the rate of future sea-level rise period and the sea-level record archived in the Australian coastal sediments and morphology. The research will contribute to mapping the configuration of the southern Australian coast under higher sea-levels than present. There are two potential PhD topic areas that the successful applicant could focus their study on. These are: (1) a Field Coastal Geoscience Project on the 'Construction of a Palaeo Sea Level Network Across Australia' , which requires a background in coastal sedimentology, geomorphology and Quaternary Geochronology; and, (2) a Modelling Project on ‘Geomorphic Modelling of Coastal Geologic Response to Sea Level rise and Coastal/Shelf Sediment Budget Changes throughout the Late Quaternary’ , which would requires a background in coastal sedimentology, geomorphology and numerical modeling.

    Contact

    A/Prof Ian Goodwin
    Ian.Goodwin@mq.edu.au
    0488 022 115

    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.

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