Postgraduate Research Scholarship at University of Sydney Australia 2021

Postgraduate Research Scholarship at University of Sydney Australia

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Research Scholarship in Deep-Sea Sediments and Paleoclimate:

University of Sydney is offering Research Scholarship in Deep-Sea Sediments and Paleoclimate. This scholarship aims to support a student undertaking a PhD within the EarthByte Group in the School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, with a focus on applying spatio-temporal data analysis for reconstructing the sedimentary evolution of the ocean basins. Deep-sea sediments record changes in climate, paleogeography, surface environments and biogeochemical cycles through geological time. In this project, ocean drilling data will be used in combination with paleobathymetric maps, paleoclimate models and machine learning tools to reconstruct the accumulation rates of key components of deep-sea sediments, with a focus on deep-sea carbonates, organic carbon and the global carbon cycle.


The University of Sydney, Australia

Degree level:

PhD / Postgraduate

Field of Study:

Research in deep-sea sedimentology.

Scholarship Award:

This scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $28,092 per annum (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to six months.


International Students.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must:

  • be currently enrolled or have an unconditional offer of admission to study a full-time PhD, at the university.
  • be willing to conduct research into deep-sea sedimentology and spatio-temporal data analysis
  • hold an honors degree (first class or second class upper) in geosciences, or a master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component
  • be willing to travel to remote field areas such as the Great Barrier Reef.

International student applicants must hold a scholarship that provides tuition fees or is able to meet the costs of tuition. Applicants must also be able to meet the costs of any travel or quarantine arrangements required by the University of Sydney or any Australian State or Federal Government Agency.

Application procedure:

To apply for the research scholarship at University of Sydney department of Geo-Sciences, click on the link below.

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Application Deadline:

03 February 2021

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