Codan & Playford Trust higher degree by research (PhD) scholarships

Codan, in partnership with The Playford Trust, is offering PhD scholarships valued at $35,000 in following technologies:

  • application of machine learning to inertial navigation
  • RF digital signal processing for wireless ranging and localisation
  • application of computer vision technologies for simultaneous location and tracking.

The scholarships are valued at $35,000 and will be paid at the rate of $10,000 per annum for three-and-a-half years.

Codan has formed a Research & Technology group to focus on core and emerging technologies related to the field of Situational Awareness. Initial focus for this group will be the development of dissimilar technologies to support GPS-denied ranging, location, tracking and navigation.

The research is likely to be conducted at Codan’s facility at Mawson Lakes, and Codan will consider making provision for equipment used in this research.

The scholarships are intended to supplement an existing Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (RTPS) or similar institutional PhD stipend scholarship.

Selection criteria

The Playford Trust will consider nominations from students studying at one of the three South Australian universities. Codan and the Playford Trust will jointly make the final selection. The decision will be based on the following selection criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • ready to commence a PhD in the following technologies: application of machine learning to inertial navigation, RF digital signal processing for wireless ranging and localisation, and application of computer vision technologies for simultaneous location and tracking
  • primarily supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (RTPS) or similar institutional PhD stipend scholarship. A copy of the letter of confirmation is required by the Trust before the scholarship can be awarded
  • an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and resident in South Australia
  • intending to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are likely to provide a benefit to the State
  • a high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record
  • of good character. Preference will be given to students who display leadership potential

It is essential that the applicant’s supervisor or an academic referee (e.g. dean of school/faculty, or lecturer) provides a supporting comment about the student’s achievements, character and leadership potential.

Disclosure of any other awards or scholarships held by the student is required as part of the application process

Applications close 22 January 2021.

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