Scholarship details

Funding Body:

The University of Sydney Business School


PhD Scholarships in Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences


Postgraduate Research


The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) is offering up to two full time PhD scholarships (one in transport and one in logistics and supply chain management) to develop a modelling capability in support of policy on the siting and design of inter-modal container terminals in metropolitan areas.

The transport scholarship is for a research student interested in transport network models, with a specific focus on freight, inter-modal networks, and network design. It is essential that the recipient has a strong background in network models and object-oriented computer programming, with an interest in applying these skills to the design of metropolitan inter-modal freight networks.

The logistics and supply chain scholarship is for a research student interested in freight modelling and supply chains, with a specific focus on organisational structures and processes. It is essential that the recipient has skills in areas such as statistical modelling, and is interested in developing a background in logistics, discrete choice techniques or a cognate field as well as a demonstrated interest in case study, interviewing or survey methodologies. The student should have experience of data analysis using standard statistical software, for example, SPSS or LIMDEP/NLOGIT.


Although any disciplinary background is in principle acceptable for either scholarship, we encourage applications from graduates in economics, econometrics, operations research, mathematics, engineering, physics or geography. It is expected that applicants will have strong quantitative skills in their respective discipline areas. Successful applicants for both scholarships must have good written and oral communication skills. There will be opportunities to assist in tutorial work with graduate students.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship value will be the APA rate of AU$ 24,653 per annum (tax exempt), for up to three years. International candidates may apply and if successful a scholarship to cover tuition fees will also be provided.

Application guide:

For further information contact Professor Michael Bell on +61 2 9351 0051 or e-mail To apply, please email Professor Michael Bell an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two referees.

Closing date:

08 February 2013