Join the lab

Supervision of research projects on any aspect of ecology and/or evolutionary biology of reproduction and or conservation biology will be considered. Projects specific to current research interests are offered annually and interested students should contact Dr Robert directly.

Honours students

Prospective honours students should consult the Department’s  Honours website for a detailed outline of the course, and instructions for application.

PhD students

Prospective postgraduate students should consult the Department ‘s  website and the La Trobe Scholarships website for a detailed outline of the courses and funding available.

If you are an Australian or New Zealander with a 1st class honours you are eligible for a Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) or La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (LTUPRS). Your fees are paid and you get $27 000+ a year (tax free) for 3.5 years.  Applications close: 31st October

If you are a foreign student, you can apply for an La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarships (LTUFFRS). Applications close: 30th September

Post-doctoral fellows

There are no La Trobe post-doctoral fellowships currently available. You would need to source your own funding. Locally the main source of funding is the Australian Research Council (ARC) national competitive grants program. Researchers who have been awarded a PhD within five years can apply for a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). Any nationality can apply for these three year Awards of up to $125,000 per annum. They are highly competitive and most appropriate for those closer to five years post PhD with outstanding track records. Check your own countries funding schemes. Many governments fund overseas post-doctoral fellowships.