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UNSW seeking applications for PhD scholarships

12/06/2019By Callum Glennen
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The University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Optometry and Vision Science is currently seeking applications for 10 different Scientia PhD scholarships in eye health.

The scholarships include a $40,000 per annum stipend (tax free), as well as full coverage of tuition fees for the full four-year period. Also included are coaching and mentoring as part of a personalised career development plan, and up to $10,000 each year to build careers and support international research collaborations.

The titles of the available scholarships are:

  • Myopia management strategies and their impact on the anterior eye
  • Controlling myopia (short-sightedness) by developing a drug-releasing contact lens
  • Seeing through the haze: developing optimal stimulation for bionic eyes
  • Reconciling real-world visual functioning and clinically measured visual function indices
  • Ocular surface biomarkers for the progression of impaired glucose tolerance
  • Sex hormone regulation of tear-film production by human meibomian glands
  • Sex hormone synthesis at the ocular surface and in tear film
  • Understanding aesthetic experience using multisensory extended reality
  • Improving the compliance of contact lens wearers to save vision
  • Hyperspectral imaging oxidative stress in glaucoma

The closing date for all applications is 12 July 2019. Applications, as well as more information, can be found on the UNSW website.

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