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Supervision Opportunities

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle.There are no restrictions on the area or discipline of research.


Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle examining an important aspect of Protection/Welfare Board history – the transition from the Protection Board era (1883 - 1940) to that of the Welfare Board (1940 - 1969).


PhD Scholarship in gastrointestinal disorders

PhD Scholarship in gastrointestinal disorders

Closing date: 25 August 2014

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD as part of a NHMRC-funded project grant on Functional Dyspepsia: characterisation of the immunopathology and testing a novel therapeutic strategy, under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Talley.


PhD Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition opportunity

PhD Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition opportunity

Closing date: 30 August 2014

A unique opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake a human research project in the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, under the supervision of Professor Peter Howe, Professor Manohar Garg and Dr Rachel Wong.


PhD Scholarship in Error Correction Coding

PhD Scholarship in Error Correction Coding

Closing date: 30 August 2014

The recipient of this PhD scholarship is to conduct research in the area of error correction coding, with a focus on quantum key distribution systems and will be supervised by Associate Professor Sarah Johnson.


PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

Closing date: 1 September 2014

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. As the successful applicant you will undertake your doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle.


PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

Closing date: 31 October 2014

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.


PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

PhD Scholarship in Nanopositioning

Closing date: 31 December 2014

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to join the Precision and Nanopositioning project at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Dr Yuen Yong


PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Closing date: 1 December 2015

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD in Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (MRS) under the supervision of Dr Saadallah Ramadan