Scholarships for domestic candidates

Scholarships for domestic candidates

This page lists scholarships which are offered for domestic students. Please go to the faculty and click the scholarship required to reveal its details.

Faculty of Arts

Ancient History - Greek History

Faculty of Arts: Ancient History - Greek History 
PHD 2018142 & 2018143 - Closing: 31 May 2018
2018144 - Closing: 30 April 2019

Department

Ancient History

Project Name

Greek History

We invite applications from current and prospective PhD candidates to apply for one of three Greek History Scholarship in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Holders of these scholarships will be supervised by Professor Ian Worthington in one of the following areas:

  • Classical and Hellenistic Greek History
  • Alexander the Great and his Era
  • Hellenistic Athens
  • Greek Oratory

We have three scholarships to offer:

2 x scholarship for commencement in 2018, suitable candidates will need to commence the PhD by 15 December 2018

1 x scholarship for commencement in 2019, suitable candidates will need to commence the PhD by 15 December 2019

Successful applicants will work on their PhD theses in the Department of Ancient History that has more than 40 full-time permanent academic staff and a graduate community of over 100 students, and engage with the wider interest in Ancient History in Sydney (for example in schools, museums and other universities).

Students can enrol exclusively at Macquarie University or under the Cotutelle model, where a PhD student enrols at both Macquarie University and an international university (with supervisors in both universities with his/her thesis examined in both institutions leading to qualifications from each university.

Contact Name: Professor Ian Worthington

Contact email: ian.worthington@mq.edu.au

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

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply 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 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.

Ancient History - Roman Social History

Faculty of Arts: Ancient History - Roman Social History 
PHD 2018140 – Closing: 31 May 2018
2018141 – Closing: 30 April 2019

Department

Ancient History

Project Name

Roman Social History

We invite applications from current and prospective PhD candidates to apply for one of two Roman History Scholarship in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Holders of these scholarships will be supervised by Professor Ray Laurence in one of the following areas:

  • The City of Rome
  • Roman Space and Urbanism
  • Roman Roads and Communications
  • The Roman Life Course and Perceptions of Ageing in Antiquity
  • Quantitative Epigraphy

The Research Proposal

Applicants will devise their own research proposal that lies within one of the above listed areas. In drawing up the proposal, applicants should follow the on-line advice that provides key guidance of expectations of the research proposal.

We have two scholarships to offer:

1 x scholarship for commencement in 2018

1 x scholarship for commencement in 2019

Successful applicants will work on their PhD theses in the Department of Ancient History that has more than 40 full-time permanent academic staff and a graduate community of over 100 students, and engage with the wider interest in Ancient History in Sydney (for example in schools, museums and other universities).

Students can enrol exclusively at Macquarie University or under the Cotutelle model, where a PhD student enrols at both Macquarie University and an international university (with supervisors in both universities with their thesis examined in both institutions leading to qualifications from each university).

Contact Name:

Professor Ray Laurence

Contact Email:

ray.laurence@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone:

+61-2-9850-1430

Entry requirements:

  • Applicant to have completed Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRES) with at least 75% in the second year;

OR

  • Applicant to have completed a Master of Philosophy;

OR

Applicant to have completed a Master’s degree with a major research component (e.g. research training plus dissertation).

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

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply 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 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 relevant allocation number on your application.

Security Studies and Criminology - Dual Dilemma: US Allies Balancing between China and America

Faculty of Arts: Security Studies and Criminology -  Dual Dilemma: US Allies Balancing between China and America
PHD 2019001        30 April 2019

Department

Security Studies and Criminology

Project Name

Dual Dilemma: US Allies Balancing between China and America

Project Description

Allies and friends of the United States around the world face a similar “dual dilemma.”  On the one hand, they struggle with how to obtain the benefits and deflect the challenges of dealing with a rising China.  At the other, allied capitals cannot be confident about American leadership to counterbalance PRC influence and sustain the liberal political and economic order and the U.S.-led alliance system which has helped underpin it for 70 years.  This project will examine the debates within key U.S. allied capitals in Europe and the Asia-Pacific about relations with China and the United States and assess the strategies being developed for breaking out of this “dual dilemma.”

Completion of this study will result in several important theoretical, empirical, and practical outcomes, including:

  • Further clarifying the debate as to the “fungibility” of China’s economic power—i.e., its ability to translate economic strength to strategic power and influence—to affect the alignment decisions of secondary states.
  • Examining the degree to which realist theory, as opposed to internal ideational factors and/or liberal institutionalism, best explains how U.S. allies are coping with the “dual dilemma.”
  • Extensive comparative empirical assessment across multiple U.S. allies of the extent and nature of the “dual dilemma” and the unilateral and multilateral responses coming out of those allied capitals.
  • Lessons learned and in-depth policy prescriptions for the United States and U.S. allies.
  • Fundamental strategic conclusions about the future for U.S. allies in the context of contested U.S.-China relations.

Other Important Information

Candidates should have high-level to native fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.  Strong ability in Mandarin Chinese, as well as other European and Asian languages would be a plus.

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program for commencement in 2019.

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

HOW TO APPLY:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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: Professor Bates Gill

Contact Email: bates.gill@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone: 0481 033 530

Faculty of Business and Economics

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships

Faculty of Business and Economics: Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy –Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships
2018152 (PHD)
2018153 (Bundle MRES YR 2 + MQRES PHD)
2019021 (MRes Y2 MUCHE Top Up)  
31 October 2018

Department

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Project Name

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) Industry funded Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarships

Project Description

We are currently advertising three DOMESTIC Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES).

  • 2018152 – one PhD scholarship. The period of candidature and scholarship is three years.
  • 2018153 – one Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship. The period of candidature and scholarship is four years (the second year of a two-year degree for the Master of Research and three year PhD)
  • 2019021 – one Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship. The period of scholarship is one year (the second year of a two-year degree for the Master of Research)

All scholarships are offered on a full-time basis.

Applications for 2019 commencement will open in June 2018 and close on 31 October 2018

Macquarie University is recognised globally as one of Australia’s leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability.

Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) was established to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Its vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems.

Macquarie University and MUCHE have recently partnered with five pharmaceutical companies to develop a unique and innovative HDR program, the first of its kind in Australia. These partners include Amgen Australia, Janssen Australia, MSD Australia, Pfizer Australia, and Roche Australia.

The program is aimed at high calibre students willing to undertake research relevant to the pharmaceutical sector and government. This includes:

  • Medicine choice among consumers and GPs.
  • Post-market surveillance of medicine outcomes.
  • Outcomes based payments within the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Health equity, social justice and need.
  • Impact of medicines on broader economic outcomes.
  • International competitiveness of the Australian clinical trials sector.
  • Value of patient support programs.

While specific research questions would be determined by the student and their supervisor, students can also draw on outcomes from an annual pharmaceutical sector research workshop that will be organised and facilitated by MUCHE. Previous workshop outcomes can be found here

Contact Name:

Dr Henry Cutler

Contact Email:

Henry.Cutler@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone:

02 9850 2998

What we offer:

  • 2018152 PhD scholarship and 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship: The full-time stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $47,393.50 per annum tax exempt, consisting of a 2019 MQRES funded full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum tax exempt plus a $20,311.50 per annum top up.
  • 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship: The full-time top up stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $20,311.50 per annum tax exempt for one year.

Tuition fees for domestic candidates (Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident visa holder) are automatically covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.

Successful scholarship applicants may also 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 $1,000 over the second year of the Master of Research and $10,000 over the course of the PhD for research related activities (travel to present at conferences, training, copy editing, thesis production etc).

Essential requirements:

  • To be considered for the Master of Research (Year 2), candidates must have a Master degree (by coursework, inclusive of research methodology units that are comparable to our MRes Year 1 units in order to be exempted from Year 1) with a distinction average, in an area relevant to health economics (and micro-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).
  • To be considered for the PhD, the minimum requirement for admission is completion of a:
    • Master of Research (MRes) with a grade of at least a Distinction level (75% or greater in second year); or
    • Master of Philosophy; or
    • Master’s degree (of at least two years) with a major research component at distinction level (75% or greater).
  • PhD candidates must also demonstrate their interest in health care related research, and their strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e. peer reviewed publications).

PhD candidates may be exempt from having to demonstrate a completed Master of Research, Master of Philosophy or Masters with a major research component, if they can demonstrate equivalence via their capacity to undertake independent research through publications in peer reviewed journals.

Candidates may also be considered for both the Master of Research and a PhD (i.e., a four year scholarship bundle) if the prerequisites for direct entry into the PhD cannot be demonstrated, but prerequisites to the Master of Research can be demonstrated.

Essential scholarship requirements:

  • 2018152 PhD scholarship: this scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.
  • 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship: this scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘1+3 bundle offer’.
  • 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship: this scholarship is available to candidates which can meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Meet the requirements for Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 program for 2019 commencement with a full time enrolment/load
    • Awarded a scholarship which comprises of a tuition fee scholarship and a full-time stipend/living allowance. The Domestic Main Scholarship Round will open in August and close in October 2018, please refer to the website for further information.

How to Apply:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Candidates applying for allocations 2018152 PhD scholarship and 2018153 Master of Research Year 2 plus PhD Bundle Scholarship will need to indicate RTP/MQRES round and PhD MUCHE Top Up 2018152 or 2018153 under the scholarship details question.

Currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates who are awardees of a full-time stipend/living allowance scholarship applying for the 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate 2019021 Master of Research Year 2 Top Up Scholarship under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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 allocation number (as mentioned above) within your application.

Faculty of Human Sciences

Educational Studies, Linguistics and Psychology - Language for Learning  

Faculty of Human Sciences: Educational Studies, Linguistics and Psychology - Language for Learning
MRes Y2
PHD
2018308 30 April 2019

Department

Educational Studies, Linguistics and Psychology

Project Name

Language for Learning

Project Description

This study will investigate relationships between the language-learning environment in infant-toddler rooms of Australian long day care settings and the development of pre-school foundational learning skills that underpin later academic success. It will investigate the development of children’s learning-oriented talk from infancy to age three from a multi-dimensional perspective, proposing that verbal, non-verbal and auditory conditions may, together or independently, play decisive roles. The study will also include a case study component to identify and evaluate how specific features of educator-child interactions support the development of learning-oriented talk.

The multidisciplinary research team will analyse the quantity and quality of educators’ talk to infants, infants’ own contributions, including their use of gestures and other communicative contributions, and the listening environment, in terms of quantity and quality of auditory signals delivered to and heard by infants.

Applications are open to candidates who have appropriate qualifications and experience in one of the following discipline fields: i) early childhood education, ii) audiology, iii) educational linguistics, or iv) psychology. The successful candidates will work in collaboration with their supervisors to develop a project topic within the parameters of the above project description.

Other Important Information:

The scholarship is available for applicants to either enter directly into a 3-year PhD program or into a bundled MRes yr 2/PhD (1-year plus 3-years) program. Candidates must be available to commence by January 2019, although earlier entry is desirable.

Applicants are asked to provide their CV, academic transcript, a sample of their writing (e.g., a publication, coursework assignment, or extract from thesis) and a covering letter explaining their particular area of interest within the scope of the project.

Contact Name:

Sheila Degotardi

Contact Email:

Sheila.degotardi@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone:

9850 9895

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • 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 $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 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.

Psychology - Enhancing Lifeguard Performance: A Multidisciplinary Approach  

Faculty of Human Sciences: Psychology - Enhancing Lifeguard Performance: A Multidisciplinary Approach
PHD 2017720 1 June 2018

Department

Psychology

Project Name

Enhancing Lifeguard Performance: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Project Description

We are looking for an excellent candidate to fill a fully-sponsored 3-year, PhD position or a fully-sponsored 4-year combined Master of Research/PhD position to explore the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that underpin the recognition and detection of targets in complex dynamic environments. In particular, this work is aimed at addressing the issues confronting lifeguards who must maintain public safety at swimming pools. The PhD project is part of an Australian Research Council- and YMCA organisation-funded research program taking a multidisciplinary approach to investigating how the performance of lifeguards can be enhanced. Lifeguards are vital for maintaining public safety at aquatic venues. However, their task is extremely challenging and little is known about the factors that affect vigilance, scanning and sustained attention in such a complex, dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be guided to develop and pursue distinctive research relevant to the perceptual and cognitive factors impacting the performance of lifeguards, including studies utilising virtual reality technology. The student will be supervised by Dr. Kim Curby and Prof. Barbara Griffin from the Department of Psychology and A/Prof. Rich in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University.

Other Important Information:

This is a domestic scholarship and qualified students from Australia are encouraged to apply. The student will be based at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia

Macquarie University has an excellent environment for research, with well-structured support schemes for PhD students, including conference and research funding.  The student will also be a member of two thriving research centres, the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training (CEPET) and the Perception and Action Research Centre (PARC), providing a dynamic and exciting environment to complete a PhD.

Start dates are negotiable, but must be before 31st July 2018.

Contact Name:

Dr. Kim Curby

Contact Email:

kim.curby@mq.edu.au

Contact Phone:

+61 2 9850-4153

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’
  • OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES MRES” Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).
  • OR
  • Direct entry into a PhD: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES” full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

HOW TO APPLY:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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 Medicine and Health Sciences

Australian Institute of Health Innovation - CareTrack Aged: appropriate care delivered to Australians living in residential aged care

Australian Institute of Health Innovation - CareTrack Aged: appropriate care delivered to Australians living in residential aged care
MRES + PhD / PhD

2018450 & 2018451

31 October 2018

Department

Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Project Name

CareTrack Aged: appropriate care delivered to Australians living in residential aged care

Project Description

Older people in residential aged care facilities (RACF) are the sickest and frailest cohort of any age group and have the highest rates of disability. Our current aged care system needs to keep up with demands and maintain quality of care. Given the need for a sustainable and high quality residential aged care model, it is urgent to answer the question: What proportion of care encounters delivered to Australians in RAC are “appropriate”, i.e. in line with the evidence? The level of evidence-based care plays a critical role in health outcomes, and will enable us to identify opportunities for improvement.

Our methods will be based on our previous highly successful studies, CareTrack Australia and CareTrack Kids. We intend to study 15-20 conditions frequently managed in RACFs such as delirium, dementia, depression, and medication management. We will sample RACFs recruited in three Australian States and undertake 3,600 retrospective reviews of resident’s care records using trained surveyors. Given that quality of life (QOL) is impacted by the care provided in aged care settings, we will also measure QOL using a validated instrument.

This will be a seminal piece of work of national and international importance to understand the appropriateness of care and quality of life in residential care.

Other important information

Two PhD scholarships will be available. The higher research degree candidate will have an opportunity to be involved with the CareTrack Aged research in the area of the indicator development and data collection methods. Indicators are the embodiment of best practice within this type of research. They will be developed systematically from existing clinical practice guidelines using established methods.

The higher research degree candidate will become an integrated member of our research team. Their research will focus on efficient methods to optimise the development of the indicators such that they have high face and content validity and reliability. Their work will build on our current expertise in indicator development and has wider implications in the internationally important policy area of healthcare performance indicators.

Contact name

Peter Hibbert

Contact email

Peter.hibbert@mq.edu.au

Contact phone

0414253461

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’.

OR

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES MRES” Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

OR

  • Direct entry into a PhD: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES” full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

HOW TO APPLY:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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 - Optimising computerised decision support to transform medication safety and reduce prescriber burden

Australian Institute of Health Innovation - Optimising computerised decision support to transform medication safety and reduce prescriber burden
MRES + PhD / PhD

2019013

30 April 2019

Department

Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Project Name

Optimising computerised decision support to transform medication safety and reduce prescriber burden

Project Description

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research was recently awarded an NHMRC Partnership Grant on optimising computerised alerts for prescribers.

In Australian hospitals, paper medication charts are increasingly being replaced by electronic systems – in the next few years, all doctors will order medications electronically. One benefit of electronic prescribing is that you can warn doctors at the point of prescribing about potential errors in their orders (e.g. this dose is too high, this patient is allergic to penicillin, drug X interacts with drug Y). Although alerts sound promising in principle, in reality doctors are often bombarded with too many alerts. As a result, doctors stop reading them.

This project will investigate whether alerts align well with prescriber workflow, are effective in reducing errors and result in reduced patient harm. This research will make significant contributions nationally and internationally in delivering critical new evidence which will translate into more effective computerised alerts to support doctors in making the best decisions for their patients.

Contact name

A/Prof. Melissa Baysari

Contact email

Melissa.baysari@mq.edu.au

Contact phone

+61 2 9850 2416

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’.

OR

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

This scholarship will be for commencement in 2019.

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES MRES” Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

OR

  • Direct entry into a PhD: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES” full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

HOW TO APPLY:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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

Biological Sciences - Antibiotic resistant bacteria in Australian wildlife

Biological Sciences - Antibiotic resistant bacteria in Australian wildlife
PHD 2017726 1 June 2018
Department

Biological Sciences

Project Name

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in Australian wildlife

Project Description

This project will investigate the dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria to terrestrial wildlife species. The successful applicant will use molecular and microbiological methodologies to examine the epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria in urban wildlife, specifically possums.

The emergence of antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing issues. Combatting resistance requires a One Health approach. One Health recognises that disease spread and control spans human, domesticated animal, wildlife and environmental health. This project aims to address the wildlife health aspect of antibiotic resistance by characterising resistant bacteria in possums and the outcome of colonisation by resistant bacteria to possum health.

This PhD project is aligned with a Citizen Science project (Scoop a Poop) funded through Inspiring Australia. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the citizen science component that provides a large number of samples for analyses

Other important information

This project may include fieldwork in NSW and other states of Australia. The successful candidate will need to lead fieldwork activities and travel for short periods of time. The candidate may also need to participate in capture and sampling of possums.

The supervisory team includes Associate Professor Michelle Power (Macquarie University) Professor Michael Gillings (Macquarie University) and Associate Professor Clare McArthur (University of Sydney).

Contact

Michelle Power
michelle.power@mq.edu.au
02 9850 6974

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

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

HOW TO APPLY:

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

  • MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents to hdrschol@mq.edu.au.
  • Include any additional documentation/research output
  • MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
  • MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)

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 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.

Computing - Privacy Preserving Edge Computing in the IoT era

Computing - Privacy Preserving Edge Computing in the IoT era
Bundle MRES YR 2 + PHD (MQRES MRES) 2018423 30 April 2019
Department

Computing

Project Name

Privacy Preserving Edge Computing in the IoT era

Project Description

The highly distributed nature of IoT, along with its’ sheer scale and many interacting systems, poses significant challenges in 1.) Providing timely processing and exchange of large amounts of data in a scalable manner; and 2.) Enabling security and privacy when connecting, collecting and exchanging data. The approach of edge computing – pushing the network-computation towards the data-source, the IoT devices at edge of the network – is a key method for simultaneously achieving these two significant challenges for IoT. There are however some significant challenges in modelling and design to effectively implement such privacy-preserving edge computing at scale for many real-world scenarios.

In this research it is anticipated that candidates will be modelling and optimizing edge computing schemes for IoT with a view to (i) preserving user privacy and/or (ii) providing secure connection and data exchanges. Research can also address the physical, network access and application-challenges of privacy-preserving edge computing at large scale, to give adequate utility and privacy/security to users, with low network delay and large-scale data-collection and exchange. Hence research would provide effective models for such edge computing, and make analytically-robust recommendations for system-designs. Finally, research can also address privacy-preserving edge-computing modelling suitable to particular IoT cyber-physical systems type, such as, data collection by networks-of-drones; smart-metering in smart electricity grid-systems; and car-vehicle control systems.

Other important information

Successful candidates are expected to have expertise and or prior experience in one or many of the following areas: Machine Learning, Web and Mobile systems Measurement, Data science, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Statistics.

Contact

Prof. Dali Kaafar
Dali.kaafar@mq.edu.au
+61294905635

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’.
    OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES MRES” Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).
    OR
  • Direct entry into a PhD: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES” full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply 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 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.

Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway

Name of Scholarship Eligible ProgramStatus/Reference Closing Date
Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program
BPHIL/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 Bachelor of Philosophy/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:

  • Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil)/Master of Research (MRes)
    For candidates enrolling in the BPhil (Year 1), a stipend of AUD$8,000 in Session 1. Students who achieve a minimum overall weighted average of 65 at the end of Session 1 may also be eligible for a stipend of AUD$8,000 in Session 2. Enrolment in Session 3 units will not be considered when determining a domestic Year 1 candidate’s eligibility for the stipend payment in Session 2.

    For candidates enrolling in MRes Year 2, the scholarship stipend is valued at $35,082 per annum (2018 rate), tax exempt, for 1 year. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government minimum scholarship funding rate, plus an additional $8,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend).

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    For candidates enrolling in an MPhil, the scholarship stipend is valued at $37,082 per annum (2018 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 $37,082 per annum (2018 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 Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (ie 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: click to open Indigenous Research Pathway Scholarship conditions of award 2018

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.

Contact: For application queries, contact the HDRO Scholarships Officers at hdrschol@mq.edu.au. For other queries, contact :
Professor Bronwyn Carlson
Head of Department, Indigenous Studies
Building W3A Room 411, Faculty of Arts
T: +61 2 9850 8891 | arts.mq.edu.au

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

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