Longitudinal Data Conference 2016 Scholarship for full-time PhD students

@JCU Longitudinal Data Conference 2016 Scholarship for full-time PhD students

Longitudinal Data Conference 2016 Scholarship for full-time PhD students

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The National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) is presenting for the first time the Longitudinal Data Conference 2016. The conference will showcase how survey and administrative longitudinal data provide a powerful evidence-base for the development and assessment of national policy.

Dates of the conference

The conference is being held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra,
25-27 October 2016.

The first day of the conference (25 October) is dedicated to delivering workshops that focus on survey and administrative longitudinal data and how this powerful evidence-base can assist in the development and assessment of national policy. The following two days  (26 and 27 October) will include a series of keynote addresses and presentations from leading national and international speakers who are paving the way in longitudinal data and policy.

Scholarship details

The NCLD is offering two scholarships per Australian university for a fulltime PhD student to attend the conference. The scholarship includes free registration to attend the conference on 26 and 27 October.

Not included in the scholarship are the conference workshops which are being held on 25 October. Students will need to pay their own travel and accommodation costs to attend the conference.

Eligibility

To be eligible candidates must:

  • Be a full-time PhD student with an excellent academic record in Honours, a Masters by Research or Masters by Coursework degree.
  • This scholarship is available to Australian and international candidates.

Application procedure

Interested applicants should email the following materials to the Graduate Research School grs@jcu.edu.au.

A cover letter (500 word) indicating the applicant's research interests in one or more of the following conference themes.

Powerful data — Methods for collection, design, linkage and analysis
Strong evidence — Policy relevant research and analysis
Informed policy — Australia’s challenges and translation of evidence to policy

  • List of publications (if any)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • Thesis topics (Honours and/or Master's degree)

Applications close 1 August 2016.

Confirmation of scholarship

The university will notify the NCLD of the PhD student nominated to receive the conference scholarship. The NCLD will then notify the student in writing of the scholarship arrangements and the process to register their details with the conference organiser.

For more information visit the Longitudinal Data Conference 2016 website.