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Mathematical models of human brain tissue heterogeneity using MRI data PhD Scholarship

Future and current student scholarship
A PhD scholarship for domestic or international students studying in the areas of mathematics or physics.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Science and mathematics


Australian or New Zealand and International

What you'll receive

You'll receive assistance to apply for either of:

The current RTP scholarship rate is $27,082 per year (2018 rate), indexed annually, tax-free for three years with a possible six month extension in approved circumstances. A top-up scholarship ($5,000 per annum) may also be available.

If successful, you will have the opportunity to participate in an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) project, ‘New mathematical models for capturing heterogeneity of human brain tissue', under the supervision of DECRA Fellow, Dr Qianqian Yang.

The aim of the project is to identify novel biomarkers to characterise normal and diseased brain tissue using fractional calculus and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. You will receive training in development and validation of new mathematical models for MRI signal diffusion.


We are seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic science graduate, ideally with a major in mathematics or physics.

You must:

  • fulfil our PhD admission criteria, including English language requirements
  • demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research.

Evidence of your research ability through publication output in peer-reviewed international journals is desirable.

China Scholarship Council Scholarship holders are welcome to apply.

How to apply

Submit your application to the project supervisor, Dr Qianqian Yang.

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • full academic transcript
  • a summary (up to 2 pages) of your scientific career, including details of your:
    • honours or masters project
    • research interests
  • contact details of 3 referees (email, address and phone numbers).

What happens next?

This scholarship will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information about the application process, contact Higher Degree Research Scholarships Officer, David Kabelele.

To discuss the research project further, contact Dr Qianqian Yang.

About the scholarship

Why research with us?

Our School of Mathematical Sciences is a leader in mathematical sciences research in Australia. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, we received a rating of ‘above world standard’ in our research areas.

QUT is also a node of the new ARC Centre of Excellence (2014-2020) for mathematical and statistical frontiers of big data, big models and new Insights. This wealth of expertise across many fields of mathematics creates a strong research culture at QUT in the mathematical sciences.

We offer excellent research facilities, including administrative support, extensive library resources, and advanced visualisation and high performance computing facilities.

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