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 School of Agriculture, Biomedicine & Environment honours co-ordinator for a detailed outline of the course, and instructions for application.

PhD & Masters students

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

If you meet the entrance requirements you are eligible for an Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) or La Trobe University Graduate Research Scholarships (LTGRS). Your fees are paid and you get $32, 500 a year (tax free) for 3.5 years (PhD) or 22 months (Masters).  Applications close: 31st October each year but mid-year rounds may occur with July 31 deadlines

If you are an Indigenous student, you can apply for a Dennis McDermott Research Scholarship valued at $42, 500 a year (tax free) for 3.5 years. Applications close: 30th September each year

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.