The Playford Trust, is thrilled to partner with Codan to offer PhD scholarships in the 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.
Information about this research is available from the relevant faculty/college at each of the three South Australian universities – The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.
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.
The Trust will accept an application for an extension of time, subject to satisfactory progress and appropriate support from the university and the PhD supervisor. Approval of such an extension is not automatic.
Applications for the 2021 scholarships are still being accepted.
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 with The University of Adelaide, Flinders University or University of South Australia in the 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.
- 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.