Palaeontology PhD Scholarship for International Students at Griffith University in Australia

Country: Australia;

Deadline: 20.10.2017



About the scholarship

The PhD project will complement research on the ARC-funded Future Fellowship recently awarded to Dr Julien Louys (2017-20) investigating the environments of Pleistocene Sumatra, as preserved by its vertebrate fossil record.

There is scope for the PhD candidate to study any aspect of taphonomy and site formation processes related to the vertebrate fossils. Research will concentrate on the formation of vertebrate-bearing cemented deposits in Sumatran caves. Research may also focus on aspects of non-cave deposits found during the course of the research. Fieldwork will be an essential part of this research.

Working principally under the supervision of Dr Julien Louys, the PhD candidate will join the rapidly expanding Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at an exciting moment in its development.

Duration and Value

Stipend is A$26,682 per annum (indexed) for up to four years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants
  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with first class honours or equivalent in geology, palaeontology, archaeology or another discipline relevant to the project and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program


How to apply

Applicants should visit the Griffith University website and follow the process for applying for entry to the Griffith Higher Degree Research program, which includes a section for scholarship applications. When applying for entry, interested applicants should specify the ‘Palaeontology scholarship’ under ‘Other’ as the scholarship they wish to be considered for as part of their application.

Closing Date

Applications are open until midnight Friday 20 October 2017.

More information

For project related enquiries please contact:
Dr Julien Louys
Phone: (07) 3735 7908

For administration enquiries please contact:
Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: (07) 3735 3817