Early Start PhD Scholarship (Closing 16th November 2018)

Early Start at the University of Wollongong is currently offering a PhD scholarship as part of the funding they receive from the NSW Health Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP).

The PhD candidate would be working across two projects with the PRSP research.

The aim of this PhD position is to translate the findings from the initial phase of the research into policy and practice within our partner Local Health Districts (Illawarra/Shoalhaven and
South Western Sydney) and the Office of Preventive Health. The two projects that comprise the first phase of the research are:

1. Promoting healthy eating and active play in the early childhood settings, with a specific focus on family day care settings (Family Child Care).

2. Healthy eating and active living within the out of school hours space (OOSH).

To be eligible, a student must have completed a Bachelor Degree in public health, kinesiology, education, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, or a related discipline with First Class Honours or equivalent (masters and/or relevant work/research experience).
Closing date: 16th November 2018
Commencement date: For commencement in early 2019

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Early Start PhD Scholarship (Closing: 12 December 2018)

A PhD Scholarship is available for an innovative project on the development of children's learning and cognition as a result of guided and unguided play-based activities in the Early Start Discovery Space. The main goal of the project is to determine the longer-term effectiveness of the Discovery Space for children's learning, and think about ways to further improve its effectiveness.

The Scholarship is open to Australian and International applicants who meet UOW PhD entry requirements (Hons I or Masters) in the following fields: education (eg specific domains such as language and literacy, curriculum, policy, technology), health, psychology, child development, or language and linguistics.

Closing date: 12 December 2018
Commencement date: Autumn Session 2019 (Must commence by 30 March 2019)

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School of Psychology PhD Scholarship

The University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Social Sciences is offering a PhD scholarship in connection with the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project ‘Ready, steady, go: Infant motor development and cognition.’ The aim of the project is to examine the dramatic changes in cognition and motoric abilities occurring during infancy, utilising well-established and innovative measures of memory flexibility, motor development, and parent-infant communication. 

Both domestic and international prospective students are encouraged to apply. This project would suit a candidate with:
• Honours degree or equivalent in Psychology or related discipline
• An interest in early child development and parent-child interactions
• Some experience handling experimental and observational data
• English language proficiency: IELTS of 6.5 or above or equivalent.

Closing date: Open until the position is filled.
Commencement date: Available for commencement in early 2019

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Last reviewed: 20 November, 2018