PhD Scholarship @Griffith

School of Environment and Science – Applied Mathematics, Griffith University
and Australian Rivers Institute

Duration: 3 years full time (domestic or international)

Closing Date: 4 December 2023

Griffith University are seeking PhD candidate to develop novel mathematical models that will contribute to decision support tools for erosion control. The primary focus of this role is to support on-ground management of erosion through the development of novel mathematical solutions to quantify the potential benefit of interventions on erosion. Application is via an EOI process (see link below for details). Deadline has been extended until Monday 4 December 2023.

The successful candidate will study under the supervision of ARC Industry Fellow Dr Melanie Roberts, based on the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University, and will work closely with the Queensland Department of Environment and Sciences. Scholarship is open to both domestic and international candidates. The 2023 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $32,192 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. An additional fixed top-up of $7,000 per annum (fixed for up to three years full time) is available to the successful candidate.

This opportunity is part of a broader Australian Research Council Industry Fellowship ‘A new catchment gully erosion model for a healthier Great Barrier Reef’ led by Dr Melanie Roberts and in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Science and the Queensland Water Modelling Network.

This project will provide the opportunity to work closely with industry, gaining critical skills in engagement and outreach while honing your skills as an application specialist. Collaboration with Queensland Government and the applied focus of this project provides an avenue for lasting impact and genuine change as a result of your research. Through engagement with the Queensland Water Modelling Network, you will be connected to a state-wide network of PhD candidates, early career researchers, and practitioners working at all levels across research, consulting, government and related industries. You will have access to targeted professional development programs through Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute and the Queensland Water Modelling Network and will collaborate with leading experts in this field.

Further details on the project and scholarship are available at

PhD scholarship: Mathematical Optimization @Sydney

Closing date: 31 May 2023
Campus: University of Sydney, Discipline of Business Analytics
Remuneration: $37,207 (indexed yearly) per annum
Status: 3.5 years with possible 6 month extension 

The PhD Scholarship in Mathematical Optimization within the Discipline of Business Analytics at the University of Sydney will support an outstanding research student to undertake doctoral studies in mathematical optimization.

Potential research topics will be on mathematical optimization broadly defined, and could include theory and algorithms for continuous optimization, stochastic programming, robust/distributionally robust optimization and data-driven optimization, with applications to machine learning, statistics, finance and economics.

The scholarship includes tuition and a living allowance of up to $37,207 (indexed yearly) for up to 3.5 years, with the possibility of a six-month extension subject to approval.


You must:

  • be a domestic or international student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission to undertake PhD on a full-time basis at the University of Sydney Business School
  • hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a First Class Honours Equivalent Degree or a Master’s degree with a substantial research component in a relevant area of study
  • be willing to conduct research under the supervision of Dr Nam Ho-Nguyen.

How to apply

We invite applicants to send the following material via email to:
Dr Nam Ho-Nguyen (

  • An up-to-date CV/resume.
  • Copies of academic transcripts.
  • Name, affiliation and email of two academic referees. We will notify applicants before contacting referees.
  • (Optional) A short (2 page maximum) statement of purpose.


PhD opportunity in multi-scale models in immuno-epidemiology

La Trobe University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing Date: 30th June 2021

We seek expressions of interest from prospective students to undertake a PhD in the research area: multi-scale models in immuno-epidemiology. The spread of a pathogen (for example, a virus or bacteria) through a population is a multi-scale phenomena, influenced by factors acting at both the population and within-host scales. At the population scale, transmission is influenced by how infectious an infected host is. Infectiousness in turn depends on the balance between pathogen replication within the host and immune/drug control mechanisms.  This project aims to develop new mathematical frameworks for simultaneously modelling these two scales. This will provide a platform for the rigorous study of complex biological interactions – such as the emergence and combat of drug-resistance – that shape society’s ability to control infectious diseases in human, animal and plant systems.

This PhD is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project led by Prof James McCaw and A/Prof Nic Geard at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Rebecca Chisholm at La Trobe University. The successful applicant will be based at La Trobe Bundoora Campus and work closely with all investigators.

Graduates with a strong background in applied mathematics and with strong programming skills in either Python, Matlab, or R are encouraged to apply. Experience in infectious disease modelling is preferred, but not essential.

Further details:

How to apply

  • review details on how to apply for candidature at La Trobe University
  • contact Dr Rebecca Chisholm (, with any enquiries or to express an interest in the project.
  • when you have received in-principle agreement for supervision, complete and submit your application by 30 June 2021 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for this scholarship on the application.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in July 2021.

OPTIMA PhD with industry placement

Monash University and University of Melbourne

We offer PhD opportunities with generous top-up scholarships at OPTIMA‘s two nodes, The University of Melbourne, Parkville and Monash University, Clayton. Our PhDs are 3.5 years that includes a minimum one year of industry placement, ensuring that our graduates are industry-ready upon conclusion.

We invite potential PhD candidates to submit an expression of interest. Through our application process, we determine which project best matches your skillset; you then may be offered a PhD at either of our nodes. Before applying, please familiarise yourself with each nodes’ admission requirements, as a PhD cannot be offered if you do not meet the universities’ stringent requirements, Monash University and The University of Melbourne. The universities will only process applications for OPTIMA students after you have completed this EOI, attended an industry interview and have been provided with an OPTIMA letter of acceptance.

Please note: International students are invited to apply but we cannot guarantee that a project will be available if you are restricted in travelling to Australia. This is a hurdle that OPTIMA can try help you overcome if you are the preferred candidate but we cannot guarantee a visa or a place at our nodes.

Please submit and expression of interest here.

Two mathematics PhD scholarships: University of Western Sydney and University of Western Australia

James East is advertising a PhD scholarship on diagram monoids/categories and transformation semigroups.  Applicants with related backgrounds are welcome to apply.  Closing date is 28 Feb.  Please pass this on to any students who might be interested.

John Bamberg, Michael Giudici and Gordon Royle are advertising a PhD scholarship on the “synchronisation hierarchy of permutation groups” – link is below. Applicants with related backgrounds are welcome to apply.  Closing date is 28 Feb.  Please pass this on to any students who might be interested.

PhD scholarship on ‘the synchronisation hierarchy of permutation groups’

Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation
University of Western Australia

Closing Date: 28 February 2021

We are advertising a PhD scholarship on the “synchronisation hierarchy of permutation groups” – link is below.

Applicants with related backgrounds are welcome to apply.
Closing date is 28 Feb.

Please pass this on to any students who might be interested.

Best wishes,

John Bamberg (UWA)
Michael Giudici (UWA) and
Gordon Royle (UWA)