PhD Student Opportunities

The 1st Hokkaido University Sustainability Research Global Poster Contest

September 13, 2013
Hokkaido University is hosting a "Sustainability Research Poster Contest", which is designed to encourage students to review their current research from the viewpoint of its contribution toward the realization of a sustainable society. They are inviting students from all over the world to participate. The poster contest will be held in Japan, from 8-11 December, 2013.

Closing date: September 30th 2013
Entry Form (xls)
Entry Guidlines (pdf)


PhD project in Walpole-Nornalup Marine Park, WA

PhD opportunity in estuarine fish ecology and movement patterns in the Walpole-Nornalup Marine Park, south-western Australia.

The Centre for Fish, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Research at Murdoch University and the Western Australian Department of Fisheries are looking for a motivated PhD candidate to (i) examine key community and movement patterns of the fish fauna in the Walpole-Nornalup Marine Park on WA’s south coast and (ii) develop a monitoring plan for tracking the ecosystem health of this iconic estuary into the future.

Project start date between July 2013 and February 2014
More information


Two PhD student positions in The Swarm Lab

At least two PhD student positions are open in Dr Simon Garnier's lab at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Dr Garnier is looking for students with a background in biology, physics or mathematics and with a strong interest in studying collective phenomena in animal and human groups, using field and lab experiments and/or theoretical models.

The Swarm Lab


EMBL Australia Travel Grants

Train at one of EMBL’s five European facilities, go to a conference or take a short course
No closing date
EMBL Australia is providing up to 10 places for Australian PhD students to visit EMBL’s labs: in Heidelberg and Hamburg in Germany; Grenoble in France; Hinxton in Cambridgeshire, England; or Monterotondo in Rome, Italy.
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