Scholarship details

Funding Body:

The University of Sydney

Title:

Postgraduate Scholarship in Contaminant Hydrology

Research Areas:

Sciences & Engineering

Type

Postgraduate Research

Description:

A full time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Environmental Engineering within the School of Civil Engineering.  The project is broadly covering contaminant hydrology, but emphasises hydrological and biogeochemical reactive flows within the area of environmental modeling. The aim of the project is to develop computational capabilities to track contaminants (e.g., from various sources including agrochemicals) and to assess bioremediation and phytoremediation potentials in soils. 

 

Eligibility:

Applicants should have a background in theoretical and applied hydrology, eco-hydrology, and soil physics and be willing to learn mathematical concepts needed to implement advanced computational tools. Applicants must also be interested in multidisciplinary approaches to environmental engineering, which may include chemistry, biology, and computational sciences. Consideration will be given in order of priority to applicants who: (1) have a Master’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Science, Biology; (2) can demonstrate a potential for research excellence; and (3) have relevant past experience and training. Applications are open to domestic and international students. 

 

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $25,849 per annum (tax exempt and indexed annually) and may be renewed for up to three years, with a possible further extension of 6 months, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international candidates although exceptional international applicants will be considered for a Fee Award.

 

Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from Dr Federico Maggi, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: 61 2 9351 2115; E-mail: federico.maggi@sydney.edu.au). Applications should be emailed directly in one single PDF file with the subject title ‘Applicaton for PhD scholarship – Contaminant Hydrology’ to Dr Maggi at the above email address, and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. Applications that do not satisfy this format will not be considered. 

 

Closing date:

26 September 2015

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