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Name of Scholarship Eligible Program Status/Reference Closing Date
Research Pathway Scholarship
MRES2 CLOSED 30 SEPT 14

All full-time domestic candidates receive a stipend in Session 1 of $4,000. To receive a stipend of $4,000 in Session 2 candidates require an average Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG) of 65 or above at the end of Session 1. To be eligible to receive a stipend of $16,000 in Year 2 candidates require an overall average SNG of 75 or above in Year 1 of the program, or equivalent in the highest level of previous study.

In 2015, fulltime domestic candidates entering the second year of the program who have attained an average score over 85, in either the first year of the program or in the qualification they use for entry, will receive a stipend at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD (currently $25,392, subject to indexation). Fulltime domestic candidates who attain a score of 75 or more, but less than 85 will continue to receive $16,000.

From 2016, Macquarie will offer a significant number of scholarships at the APA rate for MRes Year 2 candidates, based on merit.

Further information can be found at the Research Pathway Scholarships webpage

Additionally, refer to scholarships listed below with an eligible program of MRES2 for further funding opportunities.

2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
MPHIL
PHD
CLOSED 31 OCT 14

2015 APA / MQRES
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarships/Macquarie University Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are for domestic higher degree research candidates who will commence their scholarship in Semester 1, 2015.

The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) is a Government funded scholarship offered to domestic higher degree research candidates of exceptional promise. Macquarie University has a number of APA scholarships available to offer newly commencing or currently enrolled suitably qualified higher degree research candidates for Semester One (1), 2015. Applicants applying for an APA may be automatically considered for a University funded Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) in the same round. No allocation reference numbers apply.

Who can apply?
Applicants must:

  • commence the APA in Semester One (1) 2015
  • be citizens of Australian or New Zealand or have been granted Australian Permanent Residency by the closing date
  • be eligible for entry into a PhD or MPhil program.

PLEASE NOTE: The Macquarie University Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/MRes) degree program is not a "research masters" degree for the purpose of applying for an APA.

Current MRES candidates do not need to apply for scholarships. They will be considered for scholarships automatically once their their examination outcomes are available. For more information, please refer to the MRES Examination FAQs

Information about eligibility requirements and the form to apply for PhD and MPhil programs is available at:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

All applications are competitively rated and ranked. Successful applicants will usually have:

  • an outstanding academic record
  • a history of scholarships and prizes at the undergraduate level, and
  • may have evidence of peer-reviewed research activity, such as publications and/or conference presentations

What do APA scholarship holders receive?

APA scholarship holders are awarded a scholarship for up to three years for a PhD candidate and for up to two years for a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) candidate. All successful APA applicants will receive a fortnightly living allowance stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend rate, $25,849 pa in 2015, tax exempt. APA holders in either a PhD or MPhil additionally receive Research Training Scheme (RTS) support to cover research degree tuition fee costs.

How do I apply?
Applicants need to:

  • complete a candidature/scholarship application form
  • arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

Important Note: Referee reports are checked for authenticity. Referees may be contacted to verify details. Once completed, referee reports should not be returned to the applicant. The referee is requested to mail, fax or email this report directly to the University at the address provided.

Refer to: HDR Applications for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

While currently enrolled higher degree research candidates are eligible to apply, any consumed enrolment will be counted as advanced standing and will reduce the scholarship duration.

Additional information for applicants (PDF)

When do I need to apply by?

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

We strongly recommend that all applicants submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date.

Incomplete applications can not be considered.

Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program
MRES2
MPHIL
PHD
OPEN (All Year)
Please refer to the following link for more information:
HDR Scholarships for Indigenous Australians

Faculty of Arts

ARTS: Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies - 'Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers'
PHD 2014081 30 NOV 14

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.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

ARTS: MMCS - Cultural Conversations: A History of ABC Radio National
PHD 2014130 30 NOV 14

The successful applicant will be working as part of a team to contribute to a qualitative and historical study of the ABC’s national radio network, Radio National (RN). This ARC funded project associated with Dr Virginia Madsen (Lead CI), CIs Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley and Prof. John Potts is mapping RN’s practices and programs to understand their changing contribution to Australian public life, media and culture. The project aims to investigate and assess RN’s singular role as a democratic polity and as a mix of dynamic cultures in conversation, exploring value and impacts of the network’s programming and ‘ideas culture’ on Australian debate and within the wider society over 80 years. It is addressing an underestimated area of Australian cultural history through foundational empirical, contextual and comparative research, examining policy and productions of a longstanding and respected media and cultural institution. The outcomes of this project will be significant for media, radio and public service broadcasting studies nationally and internationally, and offer a resource for policy makers here and abroad.

The successful applicant’s Doctoral study could focus on one of a range of topics relating to the history and impacts over time of this national ideas broadcaster and cultural institution. Possible areas of research could include: science broadcasting on Radio 2/RN (a prominent strand of RN’s programming); the important nexus between Australian literary cultures and the ABC’s cultural radio outlet over 80 years; qualitative audience studies relating to RN’s influence and impact on diverse communities and the public sphere including/or how it may have influenced public interest discourses, public affairs and policy formation; or, a study of RN’s contributions to the rural sphere and its impacts on regional Australia and/or education in those communities.

The successful candidate would be expected to produce research with a complementary yet stand-alone focus with respect to the research project outlined above.

Principal Supervisor: Dr Virginia Madsen.
Co-supervision: Professor John Potts.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Dr Virginia Madsen (virginia.madsen@mq.edu.au) or Phone: +61 (0)2 98502180 for further information.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

ARTS: Modern History, Politics and International Relations - Regional Politics in the Southwest Pacific: From Colonialism and Cold War to the Asia-Pacific Century
PHD 2014068 30 NOV 14

A full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations associated with successful ARC Discovery Project DP140101227 for the following project.

Project Name: Regional Politics in the Southwest Pacific: From Colonialism and Cold War to the Asia-Pacific Century

The principal aim is to investigate the development of regionalism in the Southwest Pacific from the early postwar period to the present with a particular focus on identity politics. For the purposes of the project, the region consists of the Pacific Island countries of Melanesia and Western Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand. Particular issues include colonial legacies and neocolonialism, the geopolitical legacy of the Cold War, panregionalism and the Polynesia/Melanesia divide, and the advent of other actors and interests in the region, especially since the end of the Cold War. It will examine the main drivers of regionalism and subregionalism (including the rise of the Melanesian Spearhead Group) and Australia and New Zealand’s record in regional relations and diplomacy. The conceptual framework incorporates insights from cultural theory and international relations theory.

Previous research experience in any aspect of Pacific Island politics is desirable but not essential.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Professor Stephanie Lawson (stephanie.lawson@mq.edu.au) or Phone: (02) 98508878 or 0410970447 for further information and before submitting an application form.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2014068 on your application

ARTS: Philosophy - Information and self-organisation in living systems
PHD 2014110 30 NOV 14

The PhD project is part of a larger collaborative project on the causal foundation of biological information funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and jointly hosted by Macquarie University and University of Sydney. The project aims to develop a conception of biological information general enough to capture information-processing in gene regulatory networks, epigenetics, and environmental inputs in development, and to incorporate the emergence of de novo information from processes of self-organisation. This unification will vindicate the idea that biological systems are distinctive amongst physical systems in being informed systems, without subscribing to a narrow gene-centric view of biological information. This PhD project will be under the supervision of Dr Karola Stotz, but the candidate will have access to the whole research team for additional expertise. It will focus on creation of de novo information in biological systems through processes of self-organisation. It may also look at the role of self-organisation in evolutionary processes. It will draw on recent developments in the philosophical literature on causation and information, as well as on the literature on self-organisation in philosophy of science and a range of sciences. The project has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the philosophical understanding of self-organising processes and their significance across the sciences.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Karola Stotz (Karola.stotz@mq.edu.au) or Phone: 0450 224 228 for further information.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

ARTS: Philosophy - Defining disease and the ethics of overdiagnosis
MRES2
PHD
2014091 30 NOV 14

Applications are invited to join Wendy Rogers on her Future Fellowship project about defining disease and preventing overdiagnosis. The broad aim of the project is to develop an account of disease which is better able to answer questions about when a presentation is a disease warranting intervention, and when it is simply a risk factor or mild condition; and to use this definition to address some of the problems of overdiagnosis.

The successful candidate will develop her/his own project in a related area. Potential topics include the ethics of disease definition; screening ethics, the disease/risk factor distinction; specific cases of overdiagnosis; or policy responses to overdiagnosis. Projects may be entirely theoretical or use qualitative methods.

The candidate will be affiliated with the Macquarie Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics and have full access to all of the Centre’s activities. S/he will have the opportunity to visit Australian and international collaborators on the project.

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience, a CV and an academic transcript to Prof Rogers (wendy.rogers@mq.edu.au), phone: +61 (0)2 9850 8858.

There are two scholarships available. 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:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $16,000 per annum, tax exempt, for 1 year.
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 per annum (in 2014) 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 reference number on your application.

ARTS: Philosophy - Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film
PHD 2014093 & 2014094 30 NOV 14

Two full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) are available for suitably qualified prospective PhD candidates in the Department of Philosophy associated with successful ARC Future Fellowship project FT130100334.

Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2014093 & 2014094 on your application form.

These two MQRES Scholarships are part of the ARC Future Fellowship project (FT130100334) on Cinematic Ethics awarded to Dr Robert Sinnerbrink. This project is a study of cinema as a medium of ethical experience and critical reflection. It brings together philosophy, film theory, aesthetics, and ethical theory, to understand how film can evoke ethical experience through images and narrative. Although recent work in philosophy of film has begun exploring the question of ethics, there is comparatively little theoretical reflection on what this means: how do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? How can they reveal the complexities of a moral or political situation? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? Can the aesthetic elements of film be ethically significant? The successful PhD candidates will contribute to exploring these and related questions in order to theorise how film, through its power of aesthetic presentation, can exercise our moral imaginations and enhance our ethical understanding.

The successful candidates would be expected to produce research with a complementary yet stand-alone focus with respect to the research project outlined above.

The scholarships must be taken up by second semester 2014.

Initial inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robert Sinnerbrink, email: robert.sinnerbrink@mq.edu.au, phone: +61 (0)2 9850 9935 before submitting an application.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2014093 & 2014094 on your application.

Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics: Department of Marketing and Management- Ethics and Organizations
PHD 2014182 & 2014183 31 OCT 14

Applications are invited for two PhD scholarships in the area of ethics and organizations. Successful applicants will join Professor Carl Rhodes in researching and theorizing the vexed relationship between ethics and politics as they relate to the everyday goings on in work organizations. The general direction of this research concerns the meaning of ethics in organizational practice, the ways that subjectivity in organisations is related to ethics, and how ethics informs political action in organizations.

The successful candidates will each develop their own projects within the areas outlined above. Proposals for either qualitative of purely theoretical projects will be considered.

Specific topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethics and justice in organizations
  • Ethics and resistance to organizations
  • Ethics and political activism
  • Ethics and organizational surveillance
  • Ethics and gender in organizations
  • Ethics, generosity and hospitality in organizations

It is expected that projects will be inter-disciplinary in nature, and applicants from any relevant disciplinary background will be considered. This includes organization studies, business ethics, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, political theory, gender studies and literary theory.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Professor Carl Rhodes(Carl.rhodes@mq.edu.au) or Phone: 02 9850 8588 for further information

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

Faculty of Human Sciences

HUMAN SCIENCES: Institute of Early Childhood - Investigating educator-infant talk and infant-peer interactions in Long Day Care
MRES2
PHD
2014072 21 SEPT 14

This ARC funded project comprises an in-depth investigation of the educator-infant and infant-peer interactions occurring naturally in long day care centres. It will use a range of innovative audio and visual recording to examine the linguistic and social-communicative features of these interactions. The project aims to:

  • investigate the quantity and qualities of language used by infant educators when interacting with infants,
  • investigate the qualities of the communicative interactions that are entered into by infants in long day care centres,
  • To determine relationships between (i) educators’ qualifications, adult-child ratios, group size and the availability of professional support and (ii) the language qualities of infant long day care programs, and
  • explore how infants and educators in long day care centres use their linguistic resources to initiate and sustain reciprocal interactions between infants, their educators and peers.

This project will be of interest to applicants with backgrounds in early childhood education, education, linguistics, psychology and associated disciplines. Opportunities exist for a HDR candidate to use existing and in-coming data to explore an area of interest within this project aims.

The successful candidate will commence studies before March, 2015.

The successful candidate will work within a supportive team environment to develop and implement a project of their choice. The Institute of Early Childhood is an international leader in research in early childhood education, and Dr Sheila Degotardi has published widely in the area of infant-toddler education and care. The successful candidate will join approximately 40 other HDR candidates in the institute of Early Childhood, and join a stimulating intellectual community of students and early childhood academics.

Depending on eligibility, prospective candidates can apply to enter the second year of the Masters of Research program, or to enter directly into a PhD program. Please see below for information on eligibility requirements.

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact Dr Sheila Degotardi (Sheila.degotardi@mq.edu.au) or phone: +61 (0)2 9850 9895

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:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $16,000 per annum for students achieving a GPA of 75-84% in the qualification used for entry, tax exempt, for 1 year. In 2015, MRES candidates who have attained a GPA over 85% will receive a stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate for PhD, $25,392 per annum (in 2014) tax exempt (indexed annually).
  • The MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 per annum (in 2014) 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.

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 webpage for more information.

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.

HUMAN SCIENCES: Education - Designing effective learning experiences: Investigating novice and expert teachers’ design processes
PHD 2014069 31 OCT 14

A full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Education associated with successful ARC Discovery Project DP140100970.

Project Name: Designing effective learning experiences: Investigating novice and expert teachers’ design processes

Primary school teachers are responsible for designing learning experiences for their students in an increasingly complex environment. This project will advance understanding by: characterising and identifying differences in how novice and expert teachers approach the design of learning experiences for their students; capturing expert design processes through practice examples; and investigating how expert practice examples stimulate novice teachers to design learning experiences. This new understanding of teachers' design processes is necessary if we are to enhance teacher preparation and continued professional learning.

We would like to attract a PhD student who is interested in researching teacher thinking and practices.

The successful candidate will join with an established collaborative research team including Lori Lockyer, Sue Bennett and Shirley Agostinho.

Interested prospective candidates should contact Prof Lori Lockyer (lori.lockyer@mq.edu.au) or Phone: 02 9850 9816 for further information and to discuss possible research directions within this project, and before submitting an application form.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2014069 on your application

HUMAN SCIENCES: Australian School of Advanced Medicine - CSF Physiology: Fluid flow in the spinal cord and subarachnoid space
PHD 2014079 30 NOV 14

A full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available for a suitably qualified prospective PhD candidate in the Australian School of Advanced Medicine associated with successful NHMRC APP1063628.

Project Name: CSF Physiology: Fluid flow in the spinal cord and subarachnoid space

Fluid homeostasis in the CNS is essential for normal neurological function. CSF circulation clears potentially toxic metabolites, proteins, neurotransmitters and pathogens, therefore, abnormalities in CSF homeostasis can lead to serious neurological conditions (eg. hydrocephalus, oedema, syringomyelia). There are numerous ways in which normal CSF flow can be disturbed, including meningitis, head injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. The financial and emotional cost of each of these conditions is substantial, and available treatments are unsatisfactory. Although a fundamental aspect of many of these conditions, the routes of fluid flow into and out of the CNS remain poorly defined.

We, and others, have recently demonstrated that fluid flows rapidly into the CNS parenchyma via peri-arterial spaces. In the brain, fluid flow has been shown to continue through the interstitum and exit via para-venular spaces. Whether this pathway is also present in the spinal cord has not been determined. In addition, important questions remain with regards to the role of aquaporins lining para-vascular spaces, and effect of obstructions on fluid flow in the CNS.

Our recently funded NHMRC grant aims to answer these questions by utilising advanced molecular imaging techniques, pharmacological modulation of aquaporins, and the use of experimentally-induced obstructions to CSF flow.

This project will involve working with research animals, tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and image analysis. Experience with any of these procedures would be a distinct advantage.

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact Prof Marcus Stoodley at marcus.stoodley@mq.edu.au or phone: (02) 9812 3800

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2014079 on your application.

HUMAN SCIENCES: Cognitive Science and Psychology - Beyond reading jumbled words: Bridging perception and language in the Noisy Channel model
PHD 2014067 30 NOV 14

A full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available for a suitably qualified prospective PhD candidate in the Departments of Cognitive Science and Psychology associated with successful DP140101199.

Project Name: Beyond reading jumbled words: Bridging perception and language in the Noisy Channel model

We have recently developed a model of visual word recognition, the Noisy Channel model (Norris & Kinoshita, 2012, Psychological Review). The model is unique in recognizing the role of noisy visual perception in human readers. The project aims to advance understanding of how the product of noisy perception interacts with language in reading.

Applicants should have research qualifications in a relevant discipline (eg, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics). We are paticularly interested in applicants with strong experimental background. Methods include, but are not limited to reaction time studies and there are opportunities to develop skills in neuroscience measures such as EEG and MEG.

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact A/Prof Sachiko Kinoshita at Sachiko.kinoshita@mq.edu.au or phone: (02) 9850 8004

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2014067 on your application.

HUMAN SCIENCES: Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM) - Developing new treatments for brain AVMs
PHD 2013085 30 NOV 14

A full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available for a suitably qualified prospective PhD candidate in the Australian School of Advanced Medicine associated with successful NHMRC project grant APP1047302.

Project Name: Developing new treatments for brain AVMs

The neurosurgery laboratory at The Australian School of Advanced Medicine is researching possible new treatments for brain arteriovenous malformations. Specifically, we are investigating radiation-induced endothelial changes in AVM vessels with a view to targeting those changes with novel biological therapies. We use animal models and cell cultures to study molecular changes.

Techniques include proteomics, immunohistochemistry, in vivo imaging, angiography, and study of endothelial microparticles using flow cytometry.

The current project focuses on characterising the radiation-induced molecular changes.

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact Professor Marcus Stoodley at marcus.stoodley@mq.edu.au or phone: (02) 9812 3822

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2013085 on your application.

HUMAN SCIENCES: Psychology - Preventing, treating and understanding the comorbidity between mental and substance use disorders
PHD 2014059 30 NOV 14

This PhD Scholarship presents the opportunity to work within the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS), a world first collaboration of national and international experts in preventing, treating and understanding the comorbidity between mental and substance use disorders. Funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council in 2012, the CREMS includes:

  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • Northwestern University Medical School, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, USA

The CREMS is committed to high-quality research, translating research into clinical outcomes and fostering collaborative research. More information about the exciting projects at the CREMS can be found at http://www.comorbidity.edu.au

The scholarship provides an opportunity to conduct advanced study on a range of topics within CREMS such as psychophysiological studies of the emotion regulation processes and cue reactivity underlying alcohol anxiety comorbidity, advanced analyses of epidemiological datasets to explore the structure of comorbidity, the early identification and prevention/ treatment of comorbidity in young people, or the dissemination of evidence based treatments.

Please contact A/Prof Andrew Baillie (Andrew.baillie@mq.edu.au) or Phone: +61 2 9850 9436 for further information.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.2013142

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

HUMAN SCIENCES: ASAM - Saving the Optic Nerve: Manipulating the Shp2-Caveolin axis
PHD 2014212 15 DEC 14

A fulltime Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available for a suitably qualified prospective PhD candidate in the Australian School of Advanced Medicine associated with successful NHMRC project grant APP1084767.

Project Name: Saving the Optic Nerve: Manipulating the Shp2Caveolin axis

The Vision science laboratory in The Australian School of Advanced Medicine is researching novel mechanisms underlying unresolved aspects of vision physiology and biochemistry, in particular neurodegenerative diseases. We use the retina and the higher visual system as a model to study molecular and cellular changes in the central nervous system under both normal and pathological conditions. We investigate possible cutting edge and innovative treatments including genetic engineering for various diseases of the eye.

Specifically, in this study we are investigating the role of various cellular signalling molecules in the retina and higher visual system with a view to targeting those changes with novel gene therapy approaches such as in vivo viral transductions and pharmacological means. We use several transgenic animal models, cell cultures techniques and human donor tissues to study molecular mechanisms of biological and disease processes.

Research covers a wide range of in vivo imaging, visual electrophysiology, surgical techniques, brain/ eye microinjections, genomics, proteomics, and cell culture techniques.

The current project focuses on characterizing and targeting the cellular signalling networks associated with retinal and nervous system pathologies.

Please contact Professor Stuart Graham (stuart.graham@mq.edu.au) or Phone: +61 2 9812 3542 for further information.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

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 the HDR Applications webpage 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

Faculty of Science

Joint Research Engagement - Engineering Cadetships
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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 $5,195 per annum in 2013 for currently enrolled MQ HDR 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.

    SCIENCE: Biological Sciences- Insect Evolution and Behaviour
    PHD 2014066 30 NOV 14

    We offer a PhD position to be aligned with a recently ARC-funded project into sexual antagonistic evolution. Sexual antagonism is conflict arising due to males and females having different reproductive interests and therefore exposing genomes to divergent selection. Our research program will use Eurema butterflies to explore the consequences of feminizing-versus-masculinising-selection on entire genomes. We will make use of a feminizing endosymbiont (Wolbachia) to force male genomes through bouts of female-limited selection to examine the impact on reproductive success, and will explore the consequences of sexual antagonistic selection in wild populations. This PhD project will be an integral part of this research, and involve (a) Fieldwork in tropical Australia, (b) Lab-based husbandry of butterflies, (c) Behavioural ecology and (d) Molecular genetics. You will be based in Sydney at Macquarie University, a vibrant and stimulating research environment, and interact with world-leaders in the study of evolutionary genetics, including the co-investigator Professor Nina Wedell (Exeter University)

    The applicant would ideally start in late November/early December, but must begin prior to the end of 2014.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact Dr. Darrell Kemp, email: darrell.kemp@mq.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9850 8355.

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Engineering- The creation and optimisation of highly efficient 3 µm class fibre lasers
    PHD 2014149 30 NOV 14

    This project will be concerned with the creation of high power light sources in the mid-infrared that display an unprecedented optical efficiency. New optical excitation and fibre arrangements will be developed using state-of-the-art diode lasers, fibre lasers and soft glass optical fibre compositions. The project will access Macquarie University’s direct-write facility for the creation of highly resonant fibre Bragg gratings in the soft glass optical fibres that will lead to robust all fibre mid-infrared fibre laser sources. Once developed, pioneering experiments in light-matter interactions using the generated high power mid-infrared light will be carried out. Experiments include studying the interaction of the focussed mid-infrared light with biological tissues and industrial materials. These experiments will involve collaborations with other universities within Australia and other departments within Macquarie University. The results from the project will be published in high ranking journals including Optics Letters and Applied Physics Letters and there will be opportunities to present the results at international conferences.

    The applicant will be highly motivated with a strong desire to carry out laboratory experiments and numerical modelling of the systems. Previous experience and knowledge of optics and photonics is essential. Experience in an experimental optics laboratory is also essential.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact A/Prof Stuart Jackson, email: stuart.jackson@mq.edu.au or phone: 9850 9137

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Engineering- Pushing up the peak: creating ultra-short pulses from a mid-infrared fibre laser
    PHD 2014150 30 NOV 14

    Creating highly efficient and compact light sources in the mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum is a growing area of research with opportunities for impact into numerous applications and the carrying out of pioneering experiments. To facilitate this growth, compact, efficient and high peak power sources of mid-infrared light are urgently required. This project will involve with the creation of mode-locked fibre lasers with emission wavelengths longer than 3 Ám. New rare earth dopants, optical fibres and diode laser systems will be employed for the creation of an optimised mode locked fibre laser system. The dispersion and nonlinearity of the entire system will be tailored for the generation of the shortest pulse widths and novel master oscillator power amplifier configurations will be developed to boost the peak power from the laser oscillator to the multi-kW regime. Once characterised and optimised, there will be opportunities to explore the use of these sources for applications in mid-infrared nonlinear optics, mid-infrared integrated photonics and fundamental light-matter interactions in biological and industrial materials. The results from the project will be published in high ranking journals including Optics Letters and Applied Physics Letters and there will be opportunities to present the results at international conferences.

    The applicant will be highly motivated with a strong desire to carry out laboratory experiments and numerical modelling of the systems. Previous experience and knowledge of optics and photonics is essential. Experience in an experimental optics laboratory is also essential.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact A/Prof Stuart Jackson, email: stuart.jackson@mq.edu.au or phone: 9850 9137

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Biological Sciences- PhD Scholarship: Biodiversity, functioning and health of groundwater ecosystems
    PHD 2014178 30 NOV 14

    Groundwater is an important resource that underpins the productivity of agricultural industries, including cotton, throughout inland NSW and QLD. Groundwater ecosystems provide valuable services such as maintaining the quantity and quality of groundwater. Consequently, healthy groundwater ecosystems are critical to the ongoing prosperity of many industries.

    This project will examine the health of groundwater ecosystems in western NSW and Queensland and will apply a novel framework to understand how environmental conditions shape the biodiversity and functioning of these ecosystems. As biodiversity within the region is largely unknown, the project will also involve building an inventory of groundwater microbes and stygofauna (invertebrates) with many likely to be new to science. The outcomes of this work will be a practical tools for on-ground use by farmers, catchment managers and consultants.

    The project will require extensive fieldwork to collect and analyse groundwater biota, with use of molecular to profile biotic assemblages. There is considerable scope within this project to explore particular aspects of microbial and invertebrate ecology or relationships between ecology and hydrology that are of interest to the candidate.

    This PhD project is part of a project supported by the CDRC. It will be an excellent opportunity for the PhD candidate to be exposed and contribute to an established groundwater ecology team, while being able to focus on a largely independent project with direct outcomes to improving environmental management and conservation. The project will require excellent communication skills to build relationships with landowners, cotton producers and other stakeholders. An excellent candidate will be able to build their research track record for a broad range of professional futures including academia, industry, non-government and government organisations.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact Dr Kathryn Korbel, email: Kathryn.Korbel@mq.edu.au 0407 954 488 or A/Prof Grant Hose, email: Grant.Hose@mq.edu.au  phone: +61 2 9850 6296, before submitting an application.

    International applicants will only be considered under a cotutelle agreement (See www.mq.edu.au/international/research/cotutelles/).

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    Candidates who have not completed an MRes and do not meet the above criteria may be asked to undertake the Master of Research as a research training pathway to the new Doctoral degree or the Master of Philosophy. Candidates with previous study at Bachelor Honours or Masters level may receive credit towards the MRes for a maximum of 50% of the program. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements for more information about this

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Physics and Astronomy- Solid-state light-matter interfaces in diamond
    PHD 2014107 30 NOV 14

    This project investigates colour centres in diamond coupled to the light field of an open, tuneable Fabry-Perot type fiber-cavity system with the goal of developing efficient diamond-based light-matter interfaces with applications in single-photon non-linear optics and quantum information processing. In particular, the candidate will investigate NV- and SiV-centres coupled to fiber cavities both with bulk and nanodiamond samples. The experiments will mainly be performed at liquid-helium temperatures, where little work with high finesse cavities and diamond colour centres has been done to date.

    The newly established Quantum Materials and Applications group at Macquarie University engineers and studies different material systems (mainly nanodiamonds and low-dimensional GaAs systems) for applications in quantum sensing at the nanoscale and quantum photonics. The group is well funded and part of the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS). For more information, please see http://www.qmappmq.com. The group has long-standing experience both with light-matter interfaces and with NV centres in nanodiamond and has access to liquid helium facilities through its low-temperature cavity lab.

    Applicants should show an enthusiasm for experimental research, should be self-driven and fully dedicated to work on an exciting project in a vibrant and stimulating environment. A solid theoretical background in quantum physics and solid-state physics is a must.

    This is an excellent opportunity to carry out cutting-edge experimental quantum research in a state-of-the art lab that is well-equipped and well-funded.

    The doctoral student will work under the joint supervision of Dr Carlo Bradac, Dr Benjamin Besga and Dr Thomas Volz.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact Dr Thomas Volz, email: thomas.volz@mq.edu.au or phone: 0061 2 9850 8261

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Environment and Geography - Closing other gaps: Yolngu perspectives on and proposals for two-ways learning to improve intercultural communication and policy
    PHD 2014109 30 NOV 14

    This PhD project is part of a long term research relationship between human geographers and Indigenous knowledge authorities from north east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Based on an ethics of reciprocity and mutual benefits our research works at the interface of Indigenous self-determination, the co-construction of knowledges and intercultural communication. We are currently working on an ARC funded project developing an intercultural communication framework drawing on concepts and practices of Yolngu mathematics.

    The successful candidate will develop a research project which compliments the above in one or more of the following ways:

    • Exploring the potential for Yolngu mathematics to inform transformational learning.
    • Looking at how intercultural learning can be contextualised in/with other places.
    • Engaging with more-than-human agency in intercultural communication.
    • Looking at how cultural tourism can contribute towards self-determination.
    • Examining how intercultural transformational learning and more-than-human agency contributes to theories and practices in one or more of the following areas: natural resource management, development studies, postcolonial studies, education.

    Applicants should have research qualifications in a relevant discipline (eg, Human Geography, Education, Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies, Development Studies etc.).

    The successful applicant must take up the scholarship by the end of Semester 2 2014.

    This is a unique opportunity to work with an innovative academic-Indigenous research collaborative whose publications and research have received key awards (e.g. their co-authored text Welcome to My Country was recently short-listed for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books) and their contributions around more-than-human agency, Indigenous knowledges and collaborative methodologies are recognized at being in the forefront of thinking in the area.

    The doctoral student will work under the supervision of by Dr Sandie Suchet-Pearson (Department of Environment and Geography ) and Dr Kate Lloyd (Senior Academic Developer (PACE) )

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact Dr Sandie Suchet-Pearson, email: sandie.suchet@mq.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9850 8393.

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Computing - More information for better utility; less information for better privacy
    PHD 2014070 30 NOV 14

    A full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Computing associated with successful ARC Discovery Project DP140101119 for the following project.

    Project Name: More information for better utility; less information for better privacy

    This project's aim is to develop new techniques and models to analyse information flows in security-sensitive computer systems where privacy, in particular, is an issue. Such systems include electronic-voting systems and other internet applications. The developed analysis techniques are expected to combine data mining with novel "security metrics" in order to measure how well security-sensitive computer systems can maintain the privacy of the data with which they interact.

    The project is part of an ARC-funded Discovery grant "More information for better utility; less information for better privacy", and it involves a collaboration between Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne.

    Applicants should have qualifications in a relevant disicpline (eg computer science and/or mathematics or statistics). We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in logic and/or the analysis of algorithms.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact A/Prof Annabelle McIver, email: annabelle.mciver@mq.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9850 9579, before submitting an application.

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number 2014070 on your application form..

    SCIENCE: Mathematics - Test-beds for the data-driven future: nonlinear dynamical systems and chaotic data analysis
    PHD 2013142 30 NOV 14

    A full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Mathematics associated with successful multi-disciplinary SIEF grant involving MQ researchers.

    Project Name: Test-beds for the data-driven future: nonlinear dynamical systems and chaotic data analysis

    The PhD scholarship is available to support a project in the areas of dynamical systems and chaotic data analysis. The aims are analysis of models underlying physical systems typified by chaotic semiconductor lasers and related systems, and the development of robust and reliable methods for analysing associated chaotic time series. Whilst particular systems motivate this study, the development of methods will be of strong mathematical and scientific interest in their own right and will also support the development of knowledge discovery using machine learning strategies. This project is in conjunction with a major, multi-disciplinary project involving mathematics, physics, computing and other disciplines

    This PhD project is set in the context of a multi-disciplinary project supported by a SIEF grant joint between NICTA, Macquarie University, Sydney University and Sirca entitled “Big Data Knowledge Discovery: Machine Learning Meets Natural Science”. It will be an excellent opportunity for the PhD candidate to be exposed and contribute to the functioning of such a team while being able to focus on a largely independent project. An excellent candidate will be able to build the research track record for a broad range of professional futures including academia, industry, non-government and government organisations.

    For further information and inquiries in the first instance, please contact Professor Paul Smith, email: Paul.smith@mq.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9850 8944, before submitting an application.

    The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa 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 webpage for more information.

    To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are 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 webpage for more information.

    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 the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

    Please quote the allocation number 2013142 on your application form..