PhD Opportunities within the CIE

Are you an intelligent and creative PhD candidate who wants to work at the forefront of ecological sciences? Besides the current PhD positions listed under Current Vacancies there may be opportunities for you in the CIE! We also encourage candidates to develop their own projects within CIE’s framework. Browse the Members page to find a potential supervisor.

All candidates should contact their putative supervisor in the CIE, before lodging a HDR Scholarship application with Deakin University. In your communication, please include a brief CV and a statement on your research interests.

Deakin University offers PhD studentships to outstanding candidates. Australian Honours graduates with an H1A and score above 85%, and international applicants with several first-authored papers in peer-reviewed Q1 journals are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on RTP and DUPRS application criteria, process and deadlines click HERE.

Deakin’s Research Scholarships are valued at approximately AU $28,600 per annum tax exempt and the program will not incur any tuition fees if completed within the 3 year time frame. In addition, Deakin University covers relocation costs for HDR students for up to AU$1,500 and overseas health cover for international students.

Alternatively, outstanding applicants may be eligible for Deakin’s Industry PhD scholarships, to work on a particular research project in the CIE, in collaboration with a partner in the public or private sector, local councils and government agencies. These opportunities will be advertised, or you can create your own opportunity by bringing along your industry partner and matching your interest with the interest of a supervisor in the CIE.  Industry partners need to provide cash support to cover half of the PhD scholarship and contribute to research costs.

Students from overseas may also have the opportunity to join the CIE for part of their PhD research project, and receive support from Deakin University through a number of schemes.

Those are available to high ranking students, working on particular projects at partner overseas institutions, and include cotutelle and in-country programs. Students considering this option must have first author papers in high impact international journals.

Funding and awards for CIE PhD students

The CIE and Deakin University endeavour to enable high quality research by providing a range of internal funding opportunities, including for collaborations and workshops. CIE fosters a stimulating research environment through a regular seminar series and discussion groups.

PhD scholars in the CIE are also part of the School and Life and Environmental Sciences, which provides cash support for PhD projects, support to present at international conferences, and a range of prizes and awards.