April 30, 2020.
Macqaurie university in Australia offers a PhD studentship on social/ cognitive neuroscience for the 2020/21 academic year.
The university was established in 1964 as a verdant university, Macquarie has five faculties, as well as the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, which are located on the university’s main campus in suburban Sydney.
A key aim of the project will be to address novel questions in social and cognitive neuroscience using a combination of behavioral measures and state-of-the-art human neuroscience techniques whilst fully embracing open science best practice and the reform agenda from the credibility revolution. Using these methods, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a theme of research that examines how neural circuits in the human brain make sense of the dynamic and complex social information that we experience in everyday life. Example research topics include: person perception, loneliness, real-life neuroscience and open science. Applicants with research interests in other areas of social and cognitive neuroscience are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The project is part of ongoing research in the Social Brain in Action Laboratory (SoBA Lab), which explores the cognitive and brain systems that underpin our ability to understand the actions and mental states of other people. The SoBA Lab is an international research group housed in the Schools of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), which offers access to outstanding facilities for Social / Cognitive Neuroscience. Furthermore, as well as being a thriving global city, Sydney has many tremendous beaches, which provides a wonderful natural backdrop to professional activities. For more information on SoBA lab research, please take a look at the lab website.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Cognitive Neuroscience.
- Social Neuroscience.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake an MRes Year 2 (1-year) + PhD (3-year) program.
- A two-year Masters degree with a major research component at Distinction level (75% or greater).
- Including a detailed research proposal.
- Providing evidence of the required level of English language proficiency.
- The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend.
- The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $28,092 per annum (in 2020 tax exempt – indexed annually).
Make sure to meet the entry requirements we listed above.
Find a senior researcher to support your candidacy who is also interested in your research question. Macquarie University has a searchable HDR supervisor database. You can browse it to find staff who are have completed mandatory training in HDR Supervision. This means they may be eligible to supervise. You can search the Macquarie University Research Portal here for potential supervisors.
MQ staff have to meet a number of criteria every time they are appointed as an HDR Supervisor. If you make contact with a staff member it’s important to ask if they are eligible to supervise the research degree you are hoping to do.
Prepare a research proposal, Research proposal requirements vary according to the discipline, department or degree. Check with your proposed supervisor and department about their specific requirements.
You can also find some details here.
Complete and submit the HDR Application for Scholarship Only form (available on the HDRO forms website) and include supporting documentation, such as:
- any additional information or research output since original application and commencement.
- updated CV.
- offer letter and/or research student profile.
- Indicate two reference under the scholarship details question.
You will find all the needed documents in details here.
Email the application to [email protected] in ONE pdf document and must indicate in the subject line the MQ ID, full name and reference.
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