Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in the Neurobiology of Language, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Degree:                                 PhD
Location:                               Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Funding for:                          UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Stipend:                                 QUT Postgraduate Award (QUTPRA) rate (AU$26,288pa in 2016; indexed annually)
Study Mode:                        Full Time
Applications close               30 September 2016, 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

PhD Scholarship Opportunities for projects with the Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences Laboratory (http://www.langcogbrain.net) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT),  Brisbane, Australia.

Research in our lab makes use of a range of methodologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiology (intracranial and scalp-recorded EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and behavioural paradigms, in both healthy and neurologically disordered populations. Current projects are funded by both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and involve research into the cognitive and neural mechanisms of healthy language production, and aphasia following stroke and surgery for brain tumours.

Applicants interested in the PhD scholarships should discuss potential projects with Prof Greig de Zubicaray (greig.dezubicaray@qut.edu.au) and Dr Hanna Gauvin (hanna.gauvin@qut.edu.au) before submitting an application.

QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) provide an interdisciplinary environment with access to world-class researchers and cutting-edge facilities, including the state-of-the-art 3 Tesla Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI system at the Herston Imaging Research Facility (http://www.hirf.com.au/cms/).

Scholarship Scheme and Application Process:
For information about available scholarships, eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit https://www.student.qut.edu.au/research/scholarships-and-grants.
You must meet the Honours Equivalence criteria to be considered for a scholarship. The Applicant Guide outlines what supporting documentation is required to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded in early December, with funding starting the next calendar year. QUTPRAs provide funding to assist with general living costs. We also have top-up scholarships to supplement living costs and sponsorships to cover tuition fees.

If you have any questions about the application process or eligibility criteria, please email health.research@qut.edu.au.

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