The MARCS Institute PhD scholarships
Discovery Postgraduate Research Award
The MARCS Institute is inviting applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project on the formation and modulation of automatic affective responses.
This PhD project, under the supervision of Dr Gabrielle Weidemann and Professor Kate Stevens, will focus on the time course of explicit evaluative decisions using motion tracking technologies. This will involve the continuous sampling of explicit decision trajectories under circumstances where there is a conflict between automatic affective responses and explicit evaluative ratings in order to determine the relative contribution of associative and reasoning processes to choice behaviour under different circumstances.
Applicants should hold a First Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology or cognitive science, have demonstrated interest in decision making processes and attitude formation, have a good understanding of quantitative methods and statistics, and an aptitude for computer programming. International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to the UWS website for information about English language requirements.
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Applications close Sunday, 6 April 2014
UWS Higher Degree Research Scholarships - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
UWS offers APA awards for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. Australian Postgraduate Awards are funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). Competition for the APA scheme is intense; only applicants with a first-class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience will be offered an award.
To hold this scholarship, you must be a domestic applicant (Australian Citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand Citizen), be enrolled or eligible for entry into a research degree, not already hold an academic qualification equivalent to or at a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking, have or expect to attain a first Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience, not have previously held a research higher degree scholarship funded by the Australian government (other than IPRS) for three months or more, unless seeking to transfer.
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