Curtin University is offering two PhD scholarships in Psychology for Australian, New Zealand and International students. The successful applicant will work in a team on a topic related to an ARC funded project entitled ‘The emotional face: Effects on orienting, visual search, and categorization’. Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,849 per annum which will be indexed for the duration of the award. This scholarship will be for three years with a possible maximum extension of up to six months. The application deadline is 15 December, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of health sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research programme at the Curtin University.
Scholarship Provider: Curtin University, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
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-Essential: First class honours (or equivalent) in Psychology; Experience in experimental and quantitative methodology; Strong verbal and written communication skills; High level of motivation and ability to work in teams.
-Desirable: Experience with psycho-physiological methodologies (EEG, ERP, facial EMG) and experimental programming
Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen, Permanent Humanitarian visa and International students can apply for this scholarship.
The successful applicant will work in a team on a topic related to an ARC funded project entitled ‘The emotional face: Effects on orienting, visual search, and categorization’. Using a range of converging methodologies drawn from neuroscience, social, and cognitive psychology, the project will advance our understanding of the processing of the expressions of two central social emotions, happiness and anger, by delineating the conditions that support or limit it in the general population. This research will provide an invaluable knowledge base for subsequent applied research into deficits of emotional expression processing such as occur in autism, anxiety, or old age. The successful applicants will be based in the Emotion, Learning, and Psycho-physiology Laboratory led by Professor Ottmar Lipp and located in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. The laboratory facilities enable research using psycho-physiological (EEG, EMG, autonomic nervous system) and behavioral (eye movements, response time) methodologies. Applicants with experience using these methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply.
Number of award(s): There are two scholarships available.
Duration of award(s): This scholarship will be for three years with a possible maximum extension of up to six months. If the successful candidate is an international student, the scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the duration of the award.
What does it cover? The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $25,849 per annum which will be indexed for the duration of the award.
Selection Criteria: Scholarship is awarded on merit basis.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be sent by email.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 December, 2015.