PhD Scholarship on Multimodal Public Transport Systems at University of Sydney in Australia, 2016

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The University of Sydney Business School and MetroTrains, in collaboration, are offering a Ph.D. scholarship at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS). The successful applicant will work on a project focused on Multimodal Public Transport systems.

The University of Sydney Fellowships aims to attract outstanding early career researchers to the university to contribute to and enhance the research strengths and culture of the university.

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), a centre of the University of Sydney, located at the University of Sydney Business School, is a renowned international centre of thought leadership in the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management.

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing Ph.D. programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to work on a joint Ph.D. project focused on Multimodal Public Transport systems.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by candidates although exceptional international applicants may be considered for a fee award. There are also funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the Ph.D. program. ITLS offers opportunities to engage in research with academics in ITLS.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines

  • The scholarship is for a research student interested in a public transport focussed topic that addresses key challenges in the sector. In particular, we are interested in a research area that investigates the multimodal connectivity between metropolitan rail and means of transport to serve rail stations. Innovative solutions using smart technology such as Uber-style booking system are of special interest.
  • The applicant should have a strong Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters-level degree. Although any disciplinary background is in principal acceptable for this scholarship, we encourage applications from graduates in economics, applied mathematics, civil engineering, quantitative geography, transport planning and engineering. The research work will require skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Candidates will receive research training through the Business School’s research training program.
  • The successful applicant will also need to meet the academic entry requirements and follow the procedures for enrolment in the University of Sydney Business School Higher degree by Research program. Candidates must commence by 1 March 2017 (Research Period 2). The award cannot be deferred.

Nationality: Applicants from Australia can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The applicant should have a strong Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters-level degree.

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How to Apply: Applications should be emailed directly to Professor David Hensher david.hensher-at-sydney.edu.au. To apply, please include:

  • Academic transcripts,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Details of two academic referees familiar with your studies, and
  • A cover letter indicating your interests in this research area and why you consider yourself suitable for the scholarship.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 4 September 2016.

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