Co-funded industry scholarships

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

BCIA - Brown Coal Innovation Australia / FedUni

Enhanced yield and quality of humic products from lignites

Scholarship value: $27,596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate, indexed) - 3 year duration - no extension permitted

BCIA Scholarship Top Up: $5,000 per year in addition to the stipend - 3 year duration - no extension permitted

Project Support: $6,500 per year to support the cost of the project

Eligibility: Honours 1 or equivalence, or Masters graduate wishing to gain research and industry experience in areas such as agronomy, process engineering and quality assurance testing. Domestic and permanent residents only.

Location: Gippsland campus of Federation University Australia, Churchill, Postcode 3842

Conditions of scholarship:. Full-time over 3 years, with no possibility of being undertaken as part-time candidature. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents and will require the candidate to be domiciled in the Latrobe Valley region. Standard leave entitlements apply. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in industry placement with Omnia for 6 months equivalent at various times during the term of their candidature..

Background:This research project will partner Omnia Specialities, the Australian and global leader in the development and manufacture of speciality fertilisers and biostimulants including humates, fulvates and kelp products. Omnia has developed a successful and growing manufacturing business in the Latrobe Valley based on humic products, and there is now a research opportunity to chemically upgrade run-of-mine (ROM) coal into a tailored, humic-rich feedstock.  Omnia collaborates with Federation University and other Australian research institutions to develop new products and tools locally for use in Australia and worldwide; with the bounty of Australian talent and exceptional raw materials, their contribution to agriculture and research is significant.

Closing date: Thursday 31 January, 2019

Commencement date: 1 April 2019

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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 till Friday 15 February 2019.

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Precision Agriculture / Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) FedUni

Realising the value proposition for precision agriculture in different landscapes

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 till Friday 14 December 2018.

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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 first-class or Upper Second Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Aquatic ecology, aquatic ecology and 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 and 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:   Fri 7 December 2018

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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 valued at $27,800 per annum.
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 valued at $30600 per annum

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, 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:   Monday 28 January 2019.

Commencement date: 1 March 2019

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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