2022: Exercise, Cognition And Healthy Ageing Scholarship – University Of The Sunshine Coast, Australia

2022: Exercise, Cognition And Healthy Ageing Scholarship – University Of The Sunshine Coast, Australia

Scholarship Description:
Under 2022: Exercise, Cognition And Healthy Ageing Scholarship – University Of The Sunshine Coast, Australia applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Cognitive Science, Exercise Sciences, Healthy Ageing taught at University of the Sunshine Coast . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is Accepted until position filled.

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for Cognitive Science, Exercise Sciences, Healthy Ageing taught at University of the Sunshine Coast

Funded by: University of the Sunshine Coast.

In examining the role of muscle mass in maintaining brain health during ageing, several physiological measures will be monitored over a period of 12 months, including body composition, blood biomarkers, muscle strength and cognitive performance. The successful applicant will be involved in participant recruitment, testing and training of older individuals in a clinical exercise intervention and will have the opportunity to develop a wide research skill set in exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry and applied neuroscience.

For more information contact Dr Mia Schaumberg – [email protected].

Sponsor Value

The successfully selected applicant will be awarded $28,597 per annum tax-free (2021 rate), indexed annually for the duration of his/her PhD study at USC.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Domestic Applicant
  • Approved for admission to the USC PhD Program
  • Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Not hold a PhD
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing
  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the Research Training Program rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account
  • Satisfactory progress must be maintained throughout the PhD program
Selection criteria
  • Minimum academic qualifications as outlined in the USC HDR Candidature – Procedures eligibility requirements for PhD program admission
  • Has an Honours or Research Masters degree in an area of allied health, for example Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Science, or Nursing (or equivalent) or will have by mid-2020
  • Relevant research experience and publications (very highly desirable)
  • Is willing to become dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and phlebotomy qualified
  • Is a highly motivated individual who possesses a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has the ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to think laterally
  • Has demonstrated organisational ability and good record-keeping skills
  • Has an interest in working with the older adult population
  • Laboratory skills are desirable but not essential.
Application Procedure

Apply for the scholarship:
Complete the HDR Scholarship Application & Response to Selection Criteria
Provide any additional documentation that demonstrates your research capabilities and experience
Submit to the Graduate Research School via [email protected]
Additional information on the scholarship application process can be found on the Applying for a HDR Scholarship page.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and the preferred applicant will be provided with information on how to apply for HDR program admission.