Macquarie University is glad to foster the education of highly motivated and intelligent students who wish to earn their PhD degree in Australia. The PhD International Scholarships in Evolution of Cognition.
This project is synergistic with Barron’s newly proposed framework of major transitions in cognition by comparing the cognitive mechanisms of two vastly different taxa, laying the foundation for a structural shift in how we understand animal intelligence.
Description of Macquarie University
Macquarie University, created in 1964, has continuously been ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and the top 10 in Australia. It offers a diverse range of degree-level programmes to students from throughout the world.
Why study at Macquarie University? The candidate will work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research team at Macquarie University, conducting independent scientific investigations and completing associated activities under the supervision of senior researchers and academics.
Brief Details of the Macquarie University PhD International Scholarships in Evolution of Cognition 2022-2023
- Institution: Macquarie University
- Department: NA
- Degree Level: PhD Degree
- Mode of Applying: Online
- Number of Scholarships: Not Given
- To be Taken at: Australia
- Application Deadline: April 14, 2022
- Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world
- Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in Evolution of cognition: the birds and bees.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
- This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry to PhD program.
- Candidates will enroll at both institutions from the outset.
- Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements of the chosen program.
- Language Requirement: If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. For more information, go through the English language requirements.
Value/Tenure of Scholarship
The funding comprises a scholarship equivalent of a full-fees award and stipends for up to 3.5 years. It is expected that the candidate will spend half of the scholarship term at the University of St Andrews and a half at Macquarie University:
- For the period spent at the University of St Andrews, the scholarship will comprise a total fees award and a stipend paid at the current UK Research Council rate (£15,609 each year in 2021–2022).
- For the period spent at Macquarie University, the scholarship will comprise a stipend (tax-exempt and indexed annually), paid pro-rata. The rates can be found on the Australian Government website. A tuition fee scholarship will be granted for the period of joint enrollment. Macquarie University will also pay for one return economy airfare between Scotland and Australia up to a maximum value of AUD 2,500 to be arranged by the Graduate Research Academy.
- How to Apply: If you want to be enlisted in this educational program, you are recommended to take admission in the PhD degree coursework at Macquarie University.
- Supporting Documents: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the supervisors at [email protected]. Expressions of interest should include the following documents:
- CV including information about publications
- Transcripts of most relevant/recent degrees
- Information about thesis components (thesis mark, word count, weight/length in comparison to the degree overall)
- Statement of suitability as a candidate for the project (max 500 words).
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