Job Position: 
Graduate Opportunities
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

About the award

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is currently seeking exceptional candidates for a limited number of PhD research opportunities available throughout Australia.  Bringing together Australia’s top federal and state water management and research agencies and 12 Australian universities, the Centre is recognised as Australia’s leading groundwater research and training institution.

We are now recruiting the best minds who are passionate about undertaking a PhD and becoming part of the next generation of groundwater specialists.  You will conduct innovative research addressing the most pressing contemporary issues in groundwater science, management and policy.  You will be enrolled at one of our partner universities and will be an NCGRT affiliated researcher, giving you access to the full range of expertise across this unique partnership. 

Available groundwater projects which are currently accepting applications can be viewed here.

Selection criteria

Awards will normally only be available to those who:

  • Are Australian citizens; or permanent residents of Australia; or New Zealand citizens; 
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and have an appropriate Honours 1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • Are enrolling as full-time students (part-time awards are available in certain circumstances); 
  • Will commence or are continuing a Master’s degree by research or Doctorate by research; 
  • Have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies.

This award will not be available to students who have held a Commonwealth Government-funded postgraduate research award previously unless it was terminated within three months of it being awarded. Holders of a Flinders University Research Scholarship (FURS) will not be considered for the award of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship to continue study in the degree for which the FURS is held.

How to apply

Further details on the projects available and application process can be viewed here.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is COB Friday 4th August, 2017.

Applications close: 
4 August 2017
Before you apply:
  • You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.
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