NICTA Scholarship - Smart Cities Historic Urban Landscapes

NICTA Scholarship - Smart Cities Historic Urban Landscapes

In recognising the role that urban heritage plays as a social, cultural and economic asset in the development of cities, Ballarat was the first Australian city to join an international pilot program to implement UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in September 2013. The HUL program vision is to help Ballarat grow without compromising its heritage. Working within the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation at Federation University Australia the project will build on the existing interoperable technologies to federate HUL information, data and databases for the City of Ballarat. The research will focus on developing visualisation tools capable of dynamically modelling data in international open standards format, being consumed from interoperable systems. The tools will be built upon software projects fostered and supported by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and use open data standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 

Scholarship Details:

·        NICTA Stipend (at the 2016 rate for APA equivalent - $26,288)

·        Other top-up scholarship may apply.

Scholarship Conditions:

Please refer to NICTA guidelines


NICTA scholarships are available to local and international students who are:

  • Eligible for admission (and ultimately hold an offer to enrol) as a full-time PhD research candidate within a School or Department that offers postgraduate research programs related to NICTA's areas of interest, at an Australian University that has partnered with NICTA.
  • Undertaking or proposing research that is aligned with NICTA's Research Groups, Business Teams and supervisory capabilities.
  • Supervised by a University-appointed panel which includes at least one NICTA- employed researcher (co-supervisor of the student) and one academic in the University School of enrolment.
  • Deemed competitive, in the joint NICTA-University selection process, as an applicant (or potential applicant) for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) award.

Normally NICTA scholarships are only available to full-time candidates whose NICTA-supported research can be undertaken without third-party encumbrances that could affect the (resolution of) ownership of any resulting intellectual property. Students in receipt of an APA or similar award should be mindful of this condition. 

Expressions of Interest:

Please send all expressions of interest to Dr Peter Dahlhaus 

Closing Date:

Closing date for this scholarship is 30th November 2015

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