|Location||University of Queensland, Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences|
|App. deadline||Applications accepted year round/until filled|
|Eligibility||Australian residents only|
Optimising the spring in your step to enhance running performance
This scholarship is made available from Category 1 project grants. It is
funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living
costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. This is an
opportunity to work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research
independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of
Scholarship value: Living allowance of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually. Tuition fees do not apply.
Closing date: As these scholarships are offered in responsive mode, there is no closing date.
Commencement: Enrolment in the PhD program is in research quarters and commencement in a research quarter is fixed to a specific period. Recipients of these scholarships may commence in any research quarter.
Project Description: This project is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport and Asics. This project will incorporate the use of novel musculoskeletal imaging, biomechanical and neurophysiological research tools to explore ways to augment / enhance the function of the human foot during running, with specific emphasis on the plantar fascia. This research will have direct implications for management of running injury and athletic performance.
Preferred educational background: Exceptional candidates with a background in Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Bio/mechanical Engineering or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
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