This PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools will investigate and will explore different interventions such as air filtration technologies for enhancing indoor air quality.
Children are helpless too poor air quality as pollutant exposure during developmental stages may produce lifelong issues, some of which may become clear only later in life.
The Covid -19 pandemic has brought about an increased emphasis on air quality in schools. In addition, extreme weather events such as heat waves, thunderstorms, and bushfires, as well as planned burning before the fire season, are evolving more common due to climate change, leading to phenomena such as increased smoke vapor that affect IAQ in classrooms.
There is little knowledge about the effects of such events on IAQ.
It will concentrate on schools located in a range of environments such as those influenced by traffic pollution, residential wood burning, and bushfire smoke.
RMIT University, officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1887 by Francis Ormond, the university began as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia.
However, the university was a private college for more than a hundred years before connecting with the Phillip Institute of Technology to become a public university in 1992.
RMIT University has an enrolment of around 95,000 higher and vocational education students, making it the biggest dual-sector education institution in Australia.
With annual revenue of around A$1.5 billion, the university is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia. RMIT University is rated a five-star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is rated 15th in the World for art and design subjects in the QS World University Rankings, making it the top art and design university in Australia and Oceania.
In addition, the main campus of RMIT University is situated on the northern edge of the historic Hoddle Grid in the city center of Melbourne.
RMIT University also has a training site at Bendigo Airport in the Victorian city of Bendigo and a research site in Hamilton near the Grampians National Park.
Furthermore, in Asia, the university has two branch campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and a training center in Da Nang in Vietnam as well as teaching collaborations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.
In Europe, the university has a research and collaboration center in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
The value of the PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools is equivalent to an RMIT full Scholarship. The Scholarship will be available for 3 years.
Eligibility for PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools
To be qualified for PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools, you must:
- Satisfy RMIT University’s Doctor of Philosophy entry prerequisites
- Have first-class Honours or equivalent in an applicable discipline
- International applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements
Applicants with excellent written and communication skills displayed the capacity to work independently and as a part of a team, experience in research, and a track record of published (or at least submitted) research articles.
How to Apply for PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools
To apply for PhD Scholarship in Indoor Air Quality in Schools, please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover letter summarizing interest and alignment with the proposed research, and addressing the eligibility criteria
- A copy of academic transcripts
- CV (including the names of two referees)
- Copy of Honours/Masters thesis or a first authored published peer-reviewed journal paper.
For further details, visit the RMIT University website.
Application Deadline: Not Specified
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