Co-funded industry scholarships

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation (DVCRI) is pleased to present a number of HDR scholarship opportunities partnering with local, Victorian-based industries.

GHERG: Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group

Masters by Research Project Title: Horizontal Bore Hole Project

Scholarship value: $27596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate, indexed) - 18mth Duration and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship for a successful domestic candidate or a FedUni Research Tuition Fee Scholarship for a successful International candidate,

Eligibility:Honours 1 or equivalent is preferred.  Open to both domestic and international applicants, with the specification that international applicants must hold current IELTS test results that meet minimum University English Language proficiency requirements.

Conditions of Scholarship: Scholarship is for a period of 18mths, This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Student will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week and may be required to participate in occasional industry placement/visits at key times during the term of their candidature.

Location: Gippsland campus, FedUni, Churchill 3842

Closing date: 29 March, 2019

Project details: The Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG) at Federation University Australia, located in Gippsland is seeking a motivated student for a Masters by Research project. The project addresses the topic of stability of brown coal batters created from open-cut mining and the role water and pore water pressures play as a potential contributor for failure. Horizontal bore holes are used to drain excess water and improve stability. The research project will investigate the longevity of these horizontal bore holes using observational tools. The project is linked to an operating coal mine in the Latrobe Valley and provides and excellent opportunity to gain experience in working in a mining environment.

How to apply: Complete the Application for candidature admission form, available on the FedUni HDR Apply page. All applicants should check their eligibility prior to applying. Prospective candidates should indicate on the Application for Admission Form that they are applying for the GHERG Masters by Research Scholarship. Supporting documentation must include a copy of your academic record and curriculum vitae. Applications may be submitted via mail, in person, or email to research.degrees@federation.edu.au

DeBortoli wines / Collective Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) FedUni

Project title: Resource History of the Murray River Industry

Scholarship value: $27596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate, indexed) - 3 year duration - no extension permitted

Project support: $1000 per year to support costs directly related to the project, in addition to funds available via RTP funding (variable each year) through the School of Health and Life Sciences. Field trip vehicle support is also available.

Eligibility: Honours 1 or Honours IIA in history (or an allied discipline).or have completed a degree in a relevant discipline and have an outstanding record of professional or research achievements since graduation. Applicants must have a history or heritage background (strengths in environmental management or regional studies is desirable) as well as an abiding interest in the Murray Darling Basin region.  Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens only.

Location: Ballarat campus of FedUni.Postcode 3350, or may be off-campus if the successful candidate is Mildura based.

Conditions of scholarship: Scholarships are for a period of three years, This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week and may be required to participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Project details:The water resources of the Murray Darling Basin are highly contested and the Basin Plan seeks to redirect large volumes of water allocated to irrigators for environmental purposes. There is an emerging dialogue that the Murray River is a naturally perennial system and that even early evidence for low flows are attributable to water abstraction for the fledgling irrigation industry. The paleoecological record suggests that the floodplains were much less irregularly inundated than this perennial state suggests. This narrative would be informed by a comprehensive evaluation of the documentary evidence of settlement and water use from the 1840s across the southern basin in association with an evaluation of the modelled and documented variability in climate and water yields. There lies in the regions a rich history of past interactions between the variable climate, a challenging environment and a resilient and industrious community and how they have managed, and exploited, the available water resources from the time of first European settlement through to today.

Closing date: Friday 29 March 2019

Commencement date: 1st May 2019, or negotiable by the successful applicant

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Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) / Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) FedUni

Exploring digital agriculture: discoveries in Australian grains trial data

Scholarship value: $27,596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate) - 3 year duration

Eligibility: Honours 1 or equivalence. Domestic and permanent residents only.

Location: Mt Helen campus, Ballarat. Postcode 3350

Conditions of Scholarship: this scholarships is for a period of three years. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents only. Standard leave entitlements apply. This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Closing date: extended

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City of Ballarat / FedUni

Optimising submersed aquatic vegetation coverage in shallow lakes to maintain amenities for multiple users

  • PhD project 1: Impact of submersed aquatic vegetation and submersed aquatic vegetation management techniques on physiochemical features of shallow amenity lakes
  • PhD project 2: Impact of submersed aquatic vegetation, and submersed aquatic vegetation management techniques, on ecological features of shallow amenity lakes

Scholarship value: $27,596 (2019 rate) per year over 3 years. Stipend to support living costs

Eligibility: Applicants must have Honours First-Class or Upper Second Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Aquatic ecology management, Limnology, or ecotoxicology).

Location: Mt Helen campus, Ballarat. Postcode 3350

Conditions of scholarship:. Full-time over 3 years, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Application is open to domestic, permanent residents. International applicants may apply, however a fee waiver scholarship is required in addition to the stipend award for international candidate. Fee waiver scholarships are dependent upon limited funding availability, so this type of scholarship cannot be assured. Standard leave entitlements apply. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Closing date:   Fr1 29 March 2019

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Safetech

Development of an advanced diagnostic and data gathering capability in collaboration with Safetech

Scholarship value: $30,000 per year stipend to support living costs and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship for a successful domestic candidate or a FedUni Research Tuition Fee Scholarship for a successful International candidate,
Project support: $2000 per year

Eligibility: Honours 1 or equivalence. Domestic, permanent residents and International candidates may apply. Scholarships are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in an industry placement at Safetech Moe, during the term of the candidature. Scholarships are for a period of three years. Extensions to scholarships will not be granted.

Location: Gippsland campus, Churchill. Postcode 3842

Closing date:extended

Application form and project details: Safetech Application Form

This research project will partner Safetech, a leading manufacturer of custom lifting solutions based in Moe, Latrobe Valley 3825,  with FedUni's research priority area in information forensics and security.

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Bass Coast Health PhD Scholarship

Partnering in Healthcare – Health Care Transformation across the Gippsland South Coast

Scholarship value: $30,000 per year stipend to support living costs and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship for a successful domestic candidate or a FedUni Research Tuition Fee Scholarship for an International candidate,

Project support: $2000 per year to support the cost of the project

Conditions of scholarship:. Full-time over 3 years, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents, and international applicants.  Standard leave entitlements apply. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Location: Successful candidate may elect to be located at either Berwick, postcode 3806 or Gippsland campus. Postcode 3842

Closing date extended until:   Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Commencement date: Monday 3 June 2019, or negotiable by the successful applicant

Application form: Bass Coast Health Application Form

Project details

Background

There are many references within the health literature about the need for health agencies to work together. Health partnerships provide a platform for improved and systemic collaboration between health services. The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) cite the need to establish formal partnership approaches to overcome challenges faced by rural health services. In response, Rural and Regional Health Partnerships Guidelines 2018-2019 emphasise a more connected approach to health service planning, delivery and coordination. Furthermore, the needs of local communities are often best addressed by the provision of local platforms for collaboration and decision making.

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