PhD Scholarships

The Antarctic Gateway Partnership is seeking applications from suitably qualified graduates to undertake PhD projects related to its four research themes:

  • Cryosphere-Ocean Interaction
  • Open Water and Under Ice Food Webs
  • Solid Earth-Cryosphere Interaction
  • Marine Technology and Polar Environments

Potential PhD topics are briefly listed and described here.Topics should be discussed with the relevant lead advisor/supervisor before applying. The list of projects is not exhaustive and potential candidates are encouraged to contact research staff to develop alternative PhD project proposals.

For Australian and NZ permanent residents, Antarctic Gateway Partnership Scholarships at the University of Tasmania are offered at an annual living allowance of $26,682 per year (2018), income tax free.  A top-up of $5,000 per year may also be awarded to outstanding applicants.  Scholarship awards will be decided on merit in competition with other applicants.

The Antarctic Gateway Partnership living allowance scholarships are also available to international students. Tuition fees also apply to all international candidates. Tuition fee scholarships are available on a competitive basis to appropriate candidates undertaking research projects closely aligned with the Gateway Partnership’s research objectives. Tuition fee scholarships are extremely competitive and students should consider their track record before applying (notably the need for published international peer-reviewed journal papers in the proposed area of study). International students must also comply with University English language criteria. Applicants are encouraged to also investigate funding opportunities in their home countries.

Applications are welcome at any time. The Graduate Research Office provides detailed information about scholarships including eligibility, award conditions and application processes. Where appropriate, students will be enrolled within the University’s Quantitative Antarctic Science or Quantitative Marine Science PhD programs. For more information contact the IMAS Graduate Research Administration Officer

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
August 22, 2018