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La Trobe Cricket Australia PhD Scholarship

Important Dates

Opening date

18 November 2019

Closing date

29 February 2020

See also: Knee Injury Scholarship

Who is it for?

Future graduate researchers, Future PhD candidates, Graduate researchers

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Australia

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $28,092 per annum, to support your living costs (2020 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship for up to four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers in sport science, medicine and analytics, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Background

This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Cricket Australia, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant interested in how best to use sport and data science to manage the health, wellbeing and performance of professional cricketers.

The aim of the project is to use advanced analytics techniques to interrogate player data to identify relationships between measures of training and competition load and self-reported adaptive responses with player outcomes such as injury, illness and performance.

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Applicants should have a strong background in data science and analysis (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, analytics, mathematics, programming). Qualifications and/or experience in sport and sport science are highly desirable, including the application of data science in sport. A high level of academic achievement is expected, including excellent research, analytical, project management, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to disseminate research findings (e.g., peer-reviewed publication) preferred.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

(1) a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above; or

(2) an Honours degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects; AND any of the following assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above:

  • a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or
  • the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or
  • you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years.

How to apply

  • Email cover letter (max 1-page detailing your interest and suitability for the project), a short CV (max four pages), and a list of publications/presentations (if applicable) directly to Professor Paul Gastin at p.gastin@latrobe.edu.au on or before 1 December 2019.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by mid-December 2019 for interview.
  • The selected applicant will be required to apply formally for the scholarship and candidature in December and expected to commence in February 2020.

Who to contact for further information

Paul Gastin: p.gastin@latrobe.edu.au

More information: Official announcement