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UNSW seeking applications for PhD scholarships

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.