Australian Catholic University: PhD Scholarship UniversityFebruary 25, 2015 by Shannon


Institute for Positive Psychology and Education


PhD Scholarship Opportunity

 Professor Richard Ryan and Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale are seeking to recruit a promising student to complete a PhD under their supervision at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE), AustralianCatholic University. The candidate will complete a doctoral thesis on a topic related to a randomised controlled trial of a web-based teacher professional development intervention. The intervention is grounded in self-determination theory principles and is designed to promote autonomous motivation towards physical activity in primary school-aged students. Thesis topics could include, but are not limited to, the effects of the intervention on students’ health, well-being, and engagement with academic lessons. We welcome applications from individuals with a background in psychology, education, sport science, or another discipline related to the project. Successful Candidate will Receive:
  • a tax free stipend of $30,000AUD per annum for three years;
  • funding for project costs;
  • a Commonwealth-funded place for domestic students;
  • a tuition fee waiver; and
  • Overseas Health Care Policy for international students.
A start date in 2015 is preferred. For more information about IPPE, please visit: How to Apply: Please complete the Postgraduate Scholarship Form  and send to [email protected]. Applicants should also include a cover letter of not more than two pages providing evidence of:
  • Academic excellence, including, but not limited to, academic awards or grants;
  • Skills in quantitative research methods and statistics;
  • Previous research experience;
  • Alignment of research experience and interests with the Physical Activity, Sport & Health Psychology research theme within IPPE;
  • Ability to contribute to a team; and
  • English language skills.
Applications Close: March 31, 2015 or until a suitable applicant is found. For specific information about this position: Please email Chris Lonsdale ([email protected]).