AIMS@JCU 4-year PhD Scholarships
Each year, AIMS@JCU awards 4 promising marine scientists a place on our supportive PhD programme
2019 Scolarship applications are now open.
The following projects have been proposed so far – keep an eye on this page in case more are added:
- Ecology of an important coral predator: eDNA as a novel tool to investigate different life-history stages of Crown of Thorns Seastars (Acanthaster cf. solaris)
- Modelling plastic pollution in the Great Barrier Reef
- Deep learning assisted underwater robot navigation
- Development of Artificial Intelligence Methods for Hyperspectral Image Analysis in Coral Reef Science Applications
- Biogeochemical modelling of tropical marine ecosystems in the context of climate change
- Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (DON) in Great Barrier Reef catchments
- Trophic transfer of microplastics in tropical marine environments
More details can be found here
Deadline is 30th September 2018
These competitive scholarships are open to domestic and international research applicants and have specific requirements, including the inclusion of an Advisor from both JCU and from AIMS.
AIMS@JCU scholarships provide the following:
Stipend for 4 years, plus tuition fees if applicable
Additional funding support for professional development in quantitative methods appropriate to the project
Additional $5,000 per year as stipend top-up or project costs (as agreed between student and supervisors)
How to apply
Apply through James Cook University’s Graduate Research School.
You must submit:
An application for candidature, following the steps identified by the Graduate Research School https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduate-research-school/candidates/prospective-students/how-to-apply
An application for scholarship https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduate-research-school/candidates/scholarships, being sure to include and follow any additional forms and procedures required for AIMS@JCU scholarship applications.
Note that your proposed supervisors from both AIMS and JCU must be consulted in the development of your project proposal and be named on and sign both your candidature and scholarship applications.
You must meet all candidature eligibility and scholarship competitiveness (merit score) criteria set by the JCU GRS
Your proposed team of advisors must include at least one staff member from both JCU and AIMS, who have agreed to supervise you in your proposed project. At least one staff member from each organisation must be named on and sign the candidature and scholarship application forms.
Your project should be closely aligned with AIMS research, as delivered through the AIMS Strategic Plan 2015-2025 and current Research Programs. You can download this plan here, and read more about the Research Programs here.
Project proposals that have quantitative outcomes as a central focus of at least one key research question, and,that will result in the advanced application and development of quantitative skills and tools, will be considered favourably (read more about our strategic focus on quantitative skill development).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in identifying potential supervisors for your project proposal.
How are AIMS@JCU scholarship recipients selected?
At JCU: A prospective candidate’s applications is assessed for eligibility and scholarship competitiveness, via policies and procedures managed by the GRS at JCU.
At AIMS: The project proposed by the applicant is assessed for alignment with the AIMS Strategic Plan, and endorsement for identified AIMS resources is confirmed. (This process has already occurred for the pre-approved projects)..
The GRS will advise AIMS@JCU which applicants have met both candidature and scholarship eligibility.
Applications that meet candidature and scholarship eligibility, and AIMS endorsement, are then considered further for an AIMS@JCU scholarship at a combined meeting of the AIMS@JCU Management Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee.
International applicants: are defined as applicants other than Australian citizens/New Zealand citizens/Australian permanent residents.
Domestic applicants: are defined as Australian citizens/New Zealand citizens/Australian permanent residents or Humanitarian Visa holders. Proof of citizenship is required on application