Cycling PhD Scholarship opportunities - University of Sydney

Two PhD Scholarships Exploring Transport, Health and Economic Impacts of Cycling Infrastructure 

Scholarship Details

Two full-time postgraduate scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates with a good honours or masters degree to undertake research focused on the transport, health, environmental and economic impacts of new cycling infrastructure. The scholarship research will be part of a new bicycle research project funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant, and jointly administered by the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney. Applicant#1 will be based in the School of Public Health and will make contributions to the assessment of health benefits from cycling, links between quality of life and transport behaviours, and also community connectedness and liveability leading towards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Applicant #2 will be based at ITLS and will be expected to make major contributions to the transport, environmental, and economic components of the evaluation framework leading towards a PhD. Both students will benefit from access to the expertise of industry partners involved in the project and the research environment at both the School of Public Health and ITLS.


The successful applicants will receive $30,000pa (tax free) plus funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the PhD program plus opportunities to supplement this through provision of research assistance to academic staff at School of Public Health or ITLS. Successful scholarship applicants will also need to enrol in a PhD program through the University of Sydney admissions process. More information about the Public Health degree can be found at and the transport degree at

Who Should Apply?

Applicant#1 should have either an undergraduate Honours 1 or 2A degree or a credit average Masters degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Exercise Physiology or equivalent.

Applicant#2 should have an Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters level degree in transport, civil engineering, economics, or disciplines with a strong behavioural focus such as psychology and human geography.

Both applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Application Process

For further information, contact Dr Stephen Greaves, Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies (C37), The University of Sydney Business School (Phone: 9351-0078; e-mail: or Professor Chris Rissel, School of Public Health, University of Sydney (Phone 9036-3133; e-mail:

Applications should be e-mailed direct to both Prof Greaves and Prof Rissel at the above addresses by 9th September, 2012 and should 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 for Scholarship Applications: 9th September, 2012**


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