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Every year Southern Cross University offers many PhD scholarships to come and study in our beautiful region.

Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus occupies 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds including landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways that are home to a variety of native wildlife. Lismore campus is within striking distance of Byron Bay and less than three hours drive to Brisbane, in the vibrant Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Talk to one of GARG researchers to discuss potential projects for a PhD, Master degree or Honours with us.




Yearly round of scholarship at GARG starts around end of August with a submission deadline for the application in late October. Contact us if you want to discuss current projects or if you have a project in mind.

Make sure to look here after ARC announcement of Discovery projects around mid-November, as we will post all scholarships available around Australia in the discipline.

Flinders University, Australia - 2xPhD scholarships in Geoarchaeology (deadline March 1st, 2019): There are 2 fully-funded (fee waiver and living stipend) PhD scholarships in Geoarchaeology to work on an Australian Research Council (ARC) project at Flinders University Archaeology with Dr Mike Morley and collaborators. The doctoral candidates will be integral to a 4-year project examining environmental drivers of human (and hominin) dispersals into and out of Southeast Asia during the Late Pleistocene (MIS 5–2). The research will involve fieldwork at various sites across Southeast Asia, examining stratigraphic sequences both at cave and open-air sites. The primary aim of the project will be to generate data enabling the reconstruction of environment change occurring on-site and in the local catchment, and correlating these data with periods of site occupation and abandonment. Candidates will be encouraged to employ a range of geoarchaeological techniques suited to their particular skills and experience, but there will be emphasis on analysing sediments and stratigraphy at the micro-scale (e.g., micromorphology/microstratigraphy, spatially-constrained geochemical and elemental mapping, plant biomarkers, stable isotopes).

The positions will start in around mid 2019 and the deadline for applications is 1 March 2019. Please see official website HERE for more details and apply through the portal only using the contact details provided.


Every year GARG is seeking to support strong applicants for a ARC DECRA proposal, talk to us if you are interested to apply with us.

November-2018 Postdoctorate Researcher at UOW
The Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory (WIGL) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher. WIGL is an isotope geochemistry research group at the University of Wollongong (Wollongong, NSW, Australia). The candidate will have access to world-class cleanroom facilities, automated chromatography (ESI prepFAST), a laser ablation system (NWR193), 2 quadrupole ICP-MS (Agilent 7500cs and Thermo iCAP-Q) and a multi-collector ICP-MS (Thermo Neptune Plus). Click here for more info and how to apply