PhD Student Opportunities

New PhD scholarships for USYD OTI research on the Great Barrier Reef.

March 19, 2015

One Tree Island Research Station is pleased to announce new scholarships for outstanding PhD students undertaking coral reef research at the University of Sydney’s Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef.

The scholarships will support field-intensive coral reef research at One Tree Island for PhD students from the University of Sydney. The maximum value of the award is $2,500. Award funds will be used to support expenses associated with research at One Tree Island, including assistant bench fee costs and for travel from Gladstone.

One Tree Reef has been a Scientific Research Zone since 1981 and long-term studies have been conducted for decades at sites free of human disturbance. One Tree lagoon is completely surrounded by rim of reef and ponds each low tide affording great protection to facilitate research progress. One Tree Island is important on the land as a major sanctuary for sea birds and in the marine realm as a pristine coral reef. Island based studies and marine research are both encouraged for this award.

All PhD students in an appropriate discipline from across the University are eligible. We encourage applicants that are interested in starting new research at the Station. Funds will be available to successful candidates for entire duration of their PhD candidature.

Information on research and accommodation facilities at One Tree Island Research Station and logistics of travel to the station and costs to assist with budget details are provided on the One Tree Island web site:

To apply, please send the following to the Director of One Tree Island Research Station, Dr. Ana Vila Concejo:

1) A brief 1-2 page research proposal including a section on significance and feasibility; a detailed methodology; and, expected publications.

2) Curriculum vitae.

3) Budget for the research project.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.

Dr. Ana Vila Concejo:

Director One Tree Island Research Station

Geocoastal Research Group

School of Geosciences



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Train at one of EMBL’s five European facilities, go to a conference or take a short course
No closing date
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You can apply for $3500 for a short visit (up to six weeks), or $7500 for a long-term visit (up to six months).
Information on how to apply