At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens
International student

Seeking applicants with a degree in statistics, engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics, with relevant research experience.

Award value:
$27,082 per annum (2018 rate), indexed annually with an additional $14,150 per annum top up.
Applications open: 
1 June 2018
Applications close: 
22 July 2018
  • Eligibility

    This project would suit someone who has shown high achievement in a degree including a thesis in a quantitative area. The candidate should have a strong mathematical background, some knowledge of probability, computational statistics, machine learning and optimisation, programming skills, such as in R, Matlab or python. The candidate should be keen to do research in this area, including developing suitable models and algorithms, and applying them to challenging practical problems. They should also have strong written and oral English communication skills.

    To be eligible you must:

    • be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ;
    • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission into the PhD program;
    • not already hold a PhD;
    • not already be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the PhD; 

    Students applying for this scholarship should plan to commence in October (Research Quarter 4), 2018.

    For more information about the project, please contact Dr Ian Wood at

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.