PowerLab PhD Application 2018
PhD Scholarship Information
Up to 5 scholarships are available to support PhD studies on a range of topics related to social and environmental policy impacts on population health in Australia. These studies will take place in the Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (PowerLab: https://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/powerlab/index.html) under the supervision of A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt, A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng and co-supervisors related to the PhD topic. The scholarships offer a living allowance of $26,682 to $30,000 per year. Tuition fees can be waived. Scholarships and studies begin in the PowerLab in early 2019 and run for 3 years. Exceptional candidates with an Honours degree (HD or D grade) or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, social sciences, geography, statistics, data sciences) are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed upon submission, with excellent applications shortlisted for interview. There is no deadline for applications – scholarships will be allocated as and when high potential candidates are identified. Informal enquiries can be emailed to the PowerLab Co-Directors, A/Prof Thomas Astell-Burt (thomasab@uow.edu.au) and A/Prof Xiaoqi Feng (xfeng@uow.edu.au).
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About the PowerLab:
You will join a collegial, intellectually stimulating and warm environment of senior and early career epidemiologists, statisticians, geographic data scientists and quantitative social scientists as a member of the PowerLab (Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab): https://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/powerlab

About the University of Wollongong:
The University of Wollongong (UOW) is ranked number 16 in the world for the QS universities under 50 years old: https://www.uow.edu.au/about/awards/index.html

About Wollongong:
Wollongong is a coastal city in New South Wales (Australia), just over 1-hour travel south of Sydney. You will enjoy the benefits of living in a friendly community known for its work-life balance, cultural diversity, spectacular beaches and mountain range and excellent food: http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/

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If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the PowerLab within 2 weeks of submission. Due to a potentially large number of applicants, we will be unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. Thank you for your understanding.
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