PhD scholarship in ecological statistics on joint species distribution modelling

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 30 Apr 2019

One PhD scholarship is available for a candidate interested in cutting edge research in developing a unified joint species distribution model and evaluate the model performance with a combination of simulated and real datasets.

This project is part of a successful Australian ARC Discovery Project grant working jointly between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of team members in the areas of statistics, applied probability, quantitative and conservation ecology.

Value and duration

For local student, the scholarship will include a $30,000 (tax free) stipend per year (pro-rata) for a period of three years.

For international students the scholarship will include a $30,000 (tax free) stipend per year (pro rata) and tuition fee waiver for three years.

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Have a first-class Honours Degree or Master degree (GPA at least 3.6) in statistics, mathematics, quantitative ecology or related discipline.
  • Have experience in Bayesian statistics and a strong background in computational statistics.
  • Have a strong interest in ecological modelling.
  • Meet the  entry requirements for PhD by research at RMIT University

How to apply

Applicants should send their CV, academic transcript and a Statement of Interest, detailing how your research experience and expertise fits with project, to Dr Yan Wang (

This document should be a maximum of FOUR pages in length. The project details can be found at

Successful candidates will be required to submit an application for admission to the PhD Mathematics Science(DR222) as per instructions available at

Scholarship applications will only be successful if prospective candidates are provided with an offer for admission from RMIT.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

30 April 2019

Terms and conditions

This Scholarship will be governed by RMIT's University Scholarship Terms and Conditions.


Dr. Yan Wang ( 

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