Current PhD scholarships

  1. Music Cognition and Action PhD Scholarship

  2. Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA)

  3. ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language - 3 PhD Scholarships available

  4. The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) - 3 PhD Scholarships available


 

PhD Scholarship - Music Cognition and Action

Potential applicants should contact Associate Professor Peter Keller (p.keller@uws.edu.au) to discuss their interests and to ensure their research proposal is relevant to the project.

Essential Criteria

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology, sensory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science and technology, music, or human movement science.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Click here to view UWS Academic Entry Requirements.

What does a Scholarship at MARCS provide?

All students receive:

  • Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional costs as appropriate.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

Domestic Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years, and a funded place in the doctoral program. Additional stipend of $10,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.

 International Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years. Additional stipend of $10,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.
  • Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship valued at approximately $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.
  • Up to $2,960 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy.

The next step?

  • For information about the application process, contact The MARCS Institute Manager Ms Darlene Williams, +61 2 9772 6726
  • Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: Ms Tracy Mills, +61 2 4736 0966
  • Submit the application form, CV and 500 word research proposal by the closing date.

Closing date

27 October 2014


 

 

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA)

The Australian Postgraduate Awards are Commonwealth Government funded scholarships. They are awarded to exceptional new candidates to assist with their general living costs while they undertake higher degree research

UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA) for internationals students are for full-time study towards higher degrees by research and are funded by the University of Western Sydney.

For further information on, please visit the UWS Scholarship website.

Closing Date

31 October 2014

 


 

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language - 3 PhD Scholarships available

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (COEDL) is a new 7-year, interdisciplinary Centre comprising researchers across four universities (Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and University of Western Sydney), plus leading partner institutions in Australia and internationally.

The Centre aims to revolutionise the science of language: how languages vary and how they are learned, processed and adapted, with a focus on our Indo-Pacific region. For details see the Dynamics of Language website.

We invite applications from highly motivated graduates to undertake a PhD within COEDL, enrolled at University of Western Sydney in the Speech and Language Research Program at MARCS.

Successful applicants will benefit from the rich academic environment of seminars, colloquia, workshops and interaction with academics, postdocs and doctoral students provided by (a) the other 3 nodes of the Dynamics of Excellence (ANU, UQ, UMelb), (b) the other 4 MARCS Research Programs (Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience, Multisensory Processing, Human-Machine Interaction, and Music Cognition & Action, and (c) MARCS links to UWS Schools (e.g., Humanities & Communication Arts; Social Sciences & Psychology; Computing, Engineering & Mathematics; Medicine).

Potential applicants should contact one of the three prospective primary supervisors below to discuss their interests and to ensure their research proposal is relevant to the Language Processing and/or Learning Programs within COEDL. Co-supervision can be arranged within MARCS, UWS Schools, and with other COEDL Chief Investigators and should also be discussed prior to application:

Essential Criteria

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, sensory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science and technology, or related field.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Click here to view UWS Academic Entry Requirements.

What does a Scholarship at MARCS provide?

All students receive:

  • Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional costs as appropriate.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

Domestic Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years, and a funded place in the doctoral program. Additional stipend of $10,000 per annum for up to 3 years may be awarded to outstanding students.

International Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years. Additional stipend of $10,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.
  • Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship valued at approximately $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.
  • Up to $2,960 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy.

The next step?

  • Please contact one or more of the UWS-based COEDL Chief Investigators (Cutler, Jones, Escudero) to discuss your proposed application.
  • For information about the application process, contact The MARCS Institute Manager Ms Darlene Williams, +61 2 9772 6726
  • Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: Ms Tracy Mills, +61 2 4736 0966
  • Submit the application form, CV and 500 word research proposal by the closing date.

Closing date

14 November 2014 

 


 

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) - 3 PhD Scholarships available

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARingCRC) is an internationally unique research, clinical and industry organisation, constituting five core and 21 support members.

The HEARing CRC was funded in 2007 through the Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centre Program and has recently received a five year funding extension to continue developing new devices, therapies and service delivery models to improve the prevention, detection and remediation of hearing disorders.

The MARCS Institute, who joined the HEARing CRC in 2014, invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD in this exciting project. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the following researchers to discuss their interests and to ensure their research proposal is relevant to the Language Processing Program within the MARCS-HEARing CRC collaboration:

Professor Denis Burnham | d.burnham@uws.edu.au (especially regarding research on hearing impairment and infant language development)

Professor Christopher Davis | chris.davis@uws.edu.au (especially regarding research on hearing and cognitive impairment in the elderly)

Essential Criteria

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology, speech & hearing science; audiology; cognitive neuroscience; sensory neuroscience; cognitive science and technology; linguistics; psycholinguistics.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Click here to view UWS Academic Entry Requirements.

What does a Scholarship at MARCS provide?

All students receive:

  • Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional costs as appropriate.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
  • Additional funding to support training and equipment purchases.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

In addition, the link with the HEARing CRC provides a unique opportunity for students to get to know other researchers and industry professionals across 25 research, clinical and commercial organisations and HEARing CRC student symposiums provide a supportive environment for candidates to share their research, receive additional training and explore career development opportunities.

Domestic students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years, a funded place in the doctoral program. Additional stipend of $6,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.

International Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years. Additional stipend of $6,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.
  • Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship valued at approximately $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.
  • Up to $2,960 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy.

The next step?

  • Please visit the people page and the research programs page on the MARCS website for more information about potential supervisors and projects.
  • For information about the application process, contact The MARCS Institute Manager Ms Darlene Williams, +61 2 9772 6726
  • Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: Ms Tracy Mills, +61 2 4736 0966

Applications Close

14 November 2014

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