ARC funded PhD studentship
Title: ‘Funding on the Line’ is the ARC Linkage Project under which this PhD studentship is located. Title of the PhD topic is to be related to this project (ARC-Linkage Project -LP150100078)
Humanities & Social Sciences; Sciences & Engineering
The University of Sydney Business School is offering a PhD scholarship to work on the ARC funded project ‘Funding on the Line’. This project is a collaboration between The University of Sydney, Griffith University, and the University of Queensland with partners Gold Coast City Council, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) Transport for NSW and Queensland Airports Limited. The PhD topic area will be related to the funded research which is investigating innovative funding for public transport infrastructure. This will include value capture or value sharing schemes and, in part providing industry and government with new methods to visualise the shape and timing of increases in land values surrounding new infrastructure deployment. The overall research will be looking at light rail, busway, ferry and commuter rail systems in Australian cities. This project has the potential to revolutionalise the way in which transport systems are financed in Australia, significantly reducing the burden on government and making our cities more productive, efficient and liveable.
The candidate will be based in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) within the University of Sydney Business School. ITLS is a renowned international centre of thought leadership in the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management. ITLS focuses on providing impartial, evidence based research on these key facets of Australia’s economic competitiveness, environmental prosperity and social wellbeing, with a view to informing the management and policy directions of industry and government. Recognised as an Australian Key Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Research since 1995 (in collaboration with the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University) and with a partner institute, ITLS Africa, at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa (established 2008), we hold the Australian government’s highest possible rating (ERA 5) for a research institute – well above world standards.
The scholarship is for a research student interested in a public transport focused topic that addresses the key challenge of funding in the sector. The topic area will be developed in conjunction with Professor Corinne Mulley, Professor of Public Transport.
The applicant should have a strong Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters-level degree. Although any disciplinary background is in principal acceptable for this scholarship, we encourage applications from graduates in economics, applied mathematics, civil engineering, quantitative geography, transport planning and engineering. The research work will require skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Candidates will receive research training through the Business School’s research training program.
The successful applicant will also need to meet the academic entry requirements and follow the procedures for enrolment in the University of Sydney Business School Higher degree by Research program (http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/research/entry_requirements). The award cannot be deferred once offered.
The scholarship is valued at $26,288 per annum (tax exempt; adjusted for inflation) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by candidates although exceptional candidates may be eligible for supplementary scholarships (seehttp://sydney.edu.au/business/study/research/research_scholarships ). There are also funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the PhD program. ITLS offers opportunities to engage in research with academics in ITLS.
For further information, contact Professor Corinne Mulley on +61 2 9114 1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be emailed direct to Professor Corinne Mulley and must include:
1) Academic transcripts,
2) Curriculum Vitae,
3) Details of two academic referees familiar with your studies, and
4) A cover letter indicating your interests in this research area and why you consider yourself suitable for the scholarship.
Closing date: 25th July 2016