Western Sydney University Graduate Research School Scholarship 2021

Western Sydney University Graduate Research School Scholarship: Western Sydney University is welcoming applications from suitably qualified current and new students for higher degree research scholarships. All domestic and international students are invited to apply.

PhD student projects will focus on one aspect of this overall problem. They could, for example, focus on a particular vegetation process and how it affects different vegetation types; explore the dynamics of a specific ecotone (e.g rainforest/savanna ecotone, shrublands/drylands ecotone); or concentrate on meta-analysis and model development.

Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Western Sydney University, Australia

Scholarships to be taken at:  Western Sydney University, Australia

Scholarships level:  PhD

Scholarship Worth:  $ 30,000(AUD)

Subject Eligibility: Dynamic Vegetation Model for Australia.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Domestic & International students


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Western Sydney University Graduate Research School Scholarship | DETAILS

Three PhD scholarships are available as part of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project. The goal of the project as a whole is to synthesise the existing theory and data to develop a quantitative, process-based model of the distribution and function of Australian vegetation. The PhD students will form part of the project team, but will have the opportunity to develop their own programs of research within the overarching project according to their interests and background.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Candidates are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria for the Western Sydney University Graduate Research School Scholarship 2021

  • Applicants must be domestic or international students
  • Applicants must be admitted into PhD degree program.
  • Have completed their qualifying Masters program of study;
  • The award is available for courses in PhD Dynamic Vegetation Model for Australia program offered at the University.
  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) a Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance in an area related to the project, such as environmental science (e.g. plant ecology, biogeography, remote sensing) or a quantitative science (e.g. mathematics, computer science, data analysis).
  • Have strong quantitative skills with some knowledge of computer programming (relevant languages include R, Python, C, and Fortran), and we would be pleased to have applicants with experience in vegetation modelling, maching learning, remote sensing, data assimilation, etc.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate being able to work well as part of a team
  • Have completed their qualifying Masters program of study;
  • Applicants not have already completed a PhD or equivalent degree.
  • Have completed some research experience
  • Have completed an approved university degree and
  • Can meet the English language requirements.

Scholarship Benefits                              

The benefits for the Western Sydney University Graduate Research School Scholarship 2021 include;

  • The scholarship is up to $30,000 for the standard duration of a PhD research in Dynamic Vegetation Model for Australia program.


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply:  All applicants are to follow the step-by-step instructions on the how to apply for a project scholarship (opens in new window) page. Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

For questions and advice about the research project, please contact the Lead Researcher;
Professor Belinda Medlyn: b.medlyn@westernsydney.edu.au.

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2021

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