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Aberdeen Curtin Alliance PhD Scholarship

Status: Open
Applications open: 15/11/2017
Applications close: 19/01/2018

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance was established in early 2017, combining 500 years of academic strength, history and tradition at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen with the ambition and innovation of the rapidly growing Curtin University, based in Perth, Western Australia.   The alliance offers students the opportunity to undertake a collaborative PhD in projects across a broad range of focus areas including energy and engineering, health and medicine, and business.   The five available academic PhD placements for 2018 are:

Theme: Energy
Area of Research: Geoscience (Seismic and Petrophysics)
Project: The velocity structure of complex overburden on the NW Shelf of Australia
Curtin Supervisor: Professor Chris Elders
Aberdeen Supervisor: Dr Vittorio Maselli 

Theme: Energy 
Research Area: Smart Grids
Project: Multiple agent based hierarchical control of smart grid using IEC 61850 protocol 
Curtin Supervisor: Professor Syed Islam
Aberdeen Supervisor: Prof Murilo Da Silva Baptista 

Theme: Energy
Project: Development of reversible fuel cells for effective energy storage and electricity generation
Curtin Supervisor: Professor San Ping Jiang
Aberdeen Supervisor: Professor Abbie McLaughlin 

Theme: Business 
Research Area: Housing Economics
Project: Analysis of micro level property data 
Curtin Supervisor: A/ Prof Greg Costello 
Aberdeen Supervisor: Dr Rainer Schulz

Theme: Health
Research Area: Cell and Molecular Endocrinology
Project: Reprogramming of pancreatic cells towards an insulin secretory phenotype
Curtin Supervisor: Professor Philip Newsholme
Aberdeen Supervisor: Professor Kevin Docherty

Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Engineering
  • Curtin Business School
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • International students
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

5

Value

Students undertaking a collaborative PhD under the alliance are offered a seamless international experience aswell as a fully funded scholarship with living stipend. You will spend time at each institution and will be supervised by both Aberdeen and Curtin research staff.

Living stipends will be awarded to the successful applicants. The living stipend is paid by the home institution when the student is studying at the home institution, and then by the host when the student is offshore at the host institution. The stipend rates are payable at the rate for each country. Curtin University will pay it’s stipend at the Australian Government RTP scholarship base rate of AU$27, 082.00 (2018) per annum.

Further information about the Curtin/Aberdeen scholarship entitlements will be made available through the Aberdeen and Curtin Alliance website http://aberdeencurtinalliance.org/

Eligible courses

PhD programs only

Eligibility criteria

Meet the standard PhD course entry requirements for both institutions.

How to apply

Application process

Provide a submission of your interest and/or academic background in the area of study, and why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this field. In the submission please name your project of interest in addition to your full academic background and qualifications.

Students will be expected to commence by April 2018.

Submissions should be a maximum of 500 words and emailed to ac-alliance@curtin.edu.au

Need more information?

Enquiries

For specific project/research information please contact the Curtin supervisor for your project of interest:

Curtin Supervisor: Professor Chris Elders
Email: Chris.Elders@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Professor Syed Islam
Email: S.Islam@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Professor San Ping Jiang
Email: S.Jiang@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: A/ Prof Greg Costello
Email: G.Costello@curtin.edu.au

Curtin Supervisor: Professor Philip Newsholme
Email: Philip.Newsholme@curtin.edu.au

For general information contact ac-alliance@curtin.edu.au

Further information

Please see the Aberdeen-Curtin webpage for more information: http://aberdeencurtinalliance.org/

Theme: Energy
Area of Research: Geoscience (Seismic and Petrophysics)
Project: The velocity structure of complex overburden on the NW Shelf of Australia
Project details

Theme: Energy
Research Area: Smart Grids
Project: Multiple agent based hierarchical control of smart grid using IEC 61850 protocol
Project details

Theme: Energy
Project: Development of reversible fuel cells for effective energy storage and electricity generation
Project details

Theme: Business
Research Area: Housing Economics
Project: Analysis of micro level property data
Project details

Theme: Health
Research Area: Cell and Molecular Endocrinology
Project: Reprogramming of pancreatic cells towards an insulin secretory phenotype
Project details

 

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Aberdeen-Curtin 2018 PhD Projects.pdf

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