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University of the Sunshine Coast Scholarships

There are 9 scholarships available at University of the Sunshine Coast.

PhD Scholarship in Cancer Genomics Data Analysis

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree with either First class or 2A Honours in:
  1. computer science
  2. data science
  3. physics
  4. biostatistics
  5. bioinformatics
  6. computational biology
  7. mathematics
  8. signaling processing
  9. quantitative chemistry
  • or an equivalent computational discipline
  • or have an equivalent level of attainment via previous study, work experience, research publications, and other research experience;
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for
  • some experience in at least one programming language (Perl, Python, Java, or C/C++, R)
  • a good understanding of molecular biology and familiarity with genomics are a plus

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate achievement; and
  • Research alignment; and
  • Publications; and
  • most recent or relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the APA rate, Tuition fee and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

PhD Scholarship in Anti-Cancer, Natural Product Transcriptomics

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree with a minimum 2A Honours in a relevant discipline area e.g. molecular biology or plant biochemistry OR have an equivalent level of attainment via previous study, work experience, research publications, referee's reports and other research experience; and
  • demonstrated ability to conduct basic research, for example:
  • 1. execution of research experiments
  • 2. maintenance of accurate laboratory notebooks
  • 3. use of databases and other software
  • 4. data analysis and report writing
  • 5. compliance with laboratory WH&S guidelines.
  • demonstrated ability and willingness to learn and develop new research techniques.
  • demonstrated ability to organise and safely undertake laboratory research with minimal supervision.
  • experience in molecular biology,  plant biochemistry and/or natural products chemistry are desirable
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for
  • not be receiving an equivalent scholarship, or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate academic achievement
  • Research alignment
  • Publications

and one of:

  • Most recent and relevant degree
  • Relevant research experience

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

Stipend commensurate to the APA (2016 rate is AUD $26,288 per anum pro rata). Additional funds available for the operating costs of the project. Scholarship will also include International Tuition Fees and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

Financial and Economic Performance of Silviculture Treatments in Subtropical Private Native Forests of Australia

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree in economics, forestry, natural resources management, or a related field with First Class honours, or be assessed by USC as having an equivalent level of attainment;
  • have strong written and oral communication skills
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for;
  • not be receiving an equivalent scholarship, or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate achievement; and
  • Research alignment; and
  • Publications; and
  • Most recent or relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website.

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the APA rate (2016 rate - AUD $26,288), Tuition Fees and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

USC Indigenous Scholarship - Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:

  • a commencing student (ie. existing students are not eligible)
  • must have completed an undergraduate qualification in any discipline
  • applicants will be considered ineligible if currently in receipt of another major USC or external scholarship (this does not include bursaries)

Selection criteria:
Applicants will be assessed based on:

  • financial need
  • demonstrated involvement within or for indigenous communities
  • evidence of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (unless criterion has previously been met)

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

The scholarship is valued at $4000 for full-time study, to be paid in instalments over 2 semesters (pro-rata for part-time and sessional study). In addition, all course fees and the Student Services and Amenities fee for the relevant semester(s) will be waived.

Economic Efficiency of Prescribed Fire for Bushfire Risk Mitigation

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree in forestry, natural resources management, economics or spatial analysis with First Class honours, or be assessed by USC as having an equivalent level of attainment;
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for;
  • not be receiving an equivalent scholarship, or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate achievement; and
  • Research alignment; and
  • Publications; and
  • Most recent or relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC  Qld   4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the APA rate (2016 rate - AUD $26,288), Tuition Fees and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

Visual Attention in Driving – PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor degree with First Class Honours or be assessed by USC as having an equivalent level of attainment;
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for;
  • not be receiving an equivalent scholarship, or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

International applicants are welcome to apply.
Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Research alignment
  • Publications
  • Most recent and relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC  Qld   4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the APA rate (2016 rate - AUD $26,288), Tuition Fees and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

USC Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor degree with First Class Honours or be assessed by USC as having an equivalent level of attainment;
  • not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for;
  • not be receiving an equivalent scholarship, or salary providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the APA stipend rate to undertake the HDR
  • recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time higher degree by research candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

International applicants are welcome to apply.
Selection criteria:

  1. Undergraduate degree in Engineering
  2. Research alignment
  3. Publications
  4. Most recent and relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC Qld 4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the APA rate (2016 rate - AUD $26,288), and tuition fees (Overseas Health Cover for an international applicant) for the standard duration of the program.

Chlamydia Vaccine Development PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:  

hold a Bachelor degree with First Class honours, or have an equivalent level of attainment via previous study, work experience, research publications, and other research experience;
not hold an equivalent HDR qualification to that being applied for
Recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time PhD candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Selection criteria:

Undergraduate achievement; and
Research alignment; and
Publications;
Most recent or relevant degree

Application details

Students must send the completed application along with the supporting documents to Postgraduate Research Scholarships Officer; Office of Research; University of the Sunshine Coast, ML 26; Maroochydore DC  Qld   4558. For further details please visit university website .

Value of scholarship

13,35,515 a year

Value details

Stipend commensurate with the Australian Postgraduate Award, Tuition Fees and Overseas Health Cover for the standard duration of the program.

History of Rugby Union Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the Masters Scholarship, applicants must

  • hold a Bachelor degree of at least 5.0 or higher on a seven point scale or a Bachelor degree with Honours Class 2B; or equivalent level of attainment via previous study, work experience, research publications, referee's reports and other research experience. Prior study must be in the area of study relevant to the discipline area of this Masters Degree.
  • Recipients must maintain satisfactory progress as a full-time Masters candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Selection criteria:
Priority will be given to highly motivated applicants who have completed honours in history, sports history and / or oral history; or appropriate postgraduate research training. Applications will be assessed on the following selection criteria: 

  • undergraduate academic achievement
  • research alignment
  • publications
  • most recent or relevant degree

Value of scholarship

6,09,638 total value

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