Postgraduate Opportunities

An important dimension of the growth of the Institute is the development of an extensive and interdisciplinary research capacity. We aspire to offer the very best facilities and support to attract the brightest and most innovative researchers.

A key component of this are the post graduate opportunities offered by the Institute in the form of the new SIMS Masters Program in Marine Science and Management and the annual Doctoral Fellowships generously funded by SIMS Foundation supporters.

 

SIMS Masters Program in Marine Science and Management 

The SIMS Masters Program now has a dedicated page on the website.  Take a look at our new Education menu.


SIMS Doctoral Fellowships

SIMS Doctoral Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis and play a significant role in encouraging students to undertake research at PhD level.

A panel of highly qualified scientists assess the applications.  Criteria for awarding the fellowships include the track record of the applicant, the quality of the project, and the relevance of the project  to SIMS and its research themes. Recipients are listed below. 

Recipient Doctoral Fellowships 2014

2014 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship 

Awarded to Lincoln Critchley from Macquarie University who is investigating the ecological consequences of seawalls to assist developers and managers in their efforts to maintain ecosystem services when planning for future population growth.

 

Recipients Doctoral Fellowships 2012

The 2012 Thyne Reid Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Aroon Melwani from Macquarie University who is studying “The biology of environmental stress: Genetic and physiological adaptation in Sydney rock oysters with prolonged exposure to contaminants.” 

 

2012 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Shawna Foo from the University of Sydney who is studying “The molecular response of sea urchin development to ocean acidification and ocean warming “ 

 

2012 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Sonia Brazao from the University of Sydney who is studying “The ecology of limpets on NSW rocky shores:interaction between food intake and biochemical profiles in natural and artificial habitat”. 

 

Recipients Doctoral Fellowships 2011

The 2011 Thyne Reid Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Rebecca Neumann from the University of New South Wales who is studying “Environmental stress, chemical defences and disease in the habitat forming kelp, Ecklonia Radiata”.

At right: Jill Reid (R) congratulating Rebecca Neumann

 

 

 

 

The 2011 Horizon Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Hannah Lloyd from the University of Technology, Sydney who is studying “The importance of habitat-forming species for conserving coastal biodiversity”.

At right: Professor Peter Steinberg (R), Hannah Lloyd

 

 

 

 

The 2011 Trust Company Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Natalie Soars from the University of Sydney, who is studying “Sounds of the Sea”.

At right: Natalie Soars at SIMS jetty

 

 

 

 

2011 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Hayden Beck from the University of Technology, Sydney who is studying “Climate induced range shifts of tropical fish in south-eastern Australia: survivorship and implications for local fish communities”.

At right: Professor David Booth (L), Hayden Beck

 

 

 

Recipients Doctoral Fellowships 2010

The 2010 Thyne Reid Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Gwenael Cadiou from the University of Technology, Sydney who is studying “Fish movements and habitat use – implications for conservation and coastal ecosystems management”.

 

2010 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Ana Bugnot from the University of Sydney who is studying “Marine invasions in Australia”.

 

2010 SIMS Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded to Osmar Luiz from Macquarie University who is studying “Changes in rocky reef fish communities caused by global warming”.