New South Wales Department of Industry - Primary Industries
DPI is recruiting
Applications close 6 August 2017.
Centre of Coastal Management, Griffith University
We have been advised that there is an upgrade to the offer below whereby a three-year postgraduate scholarship is now being offered with the top-up and operational amount. The project and other circumstances are the same. People who applied previously do not need to reapply, but can notify the Griffith University contacts of their continued interest.
More information can be found here.
A PhD scholarship is available to work on a major externally funded project within the Centre of Coastal Management at Griffith University (GCCM).
The National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) project
‘Reducing Sediment and Nutrient Loads to the Great Barrier Reef –Developing optimal approaches for treating Alluvial Gully Erosion’
operates in partnership the Queensland State Government Office of the Great Barrier Reef, and the Department of Science, Information Technology, and Innovation.
The project aims to investigate the character and dynamics of large alluvial gully systems on the lower Burdekin River/Bowen River, and Normanby River catchments in North Queensland that are active in highly sodic and dispersive soils and sediments. Measuring of sediment and nutrient loads over time will help to evaluate the effectiveness of a suite of eroded land rehabilitation trials employing the methods of mined-land rehabilitation of sensitive earth materials.
The top-up scholarship is available to domestic and international candidates who:
Scholarship value and duration:
The PhD scholarship is a top-up to an APA scholarship, or equivalent, valued at $10,000 per annum for three (3) years. An additional $10,000 per annum is available for operating costs for the three years of the candidature.
How to apply:
Applicants should provide to the GCCM
• their Curriculum Vitae
• their academic record and current scholarship status
• an outline of their career interests, and
• the names and contact details of two academic referees.
Potential applicants should first contact Dr Andrew Brooks (email@example.com) or Dr Robin Thwaites (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss their interests and to shape a research proposal that is relevant to the project and to APA requirements.