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Tectonic evolution of the Borborema Province in NE Brazil, PhD project based at Monash University, Australia

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

This project focuses on structural geology and tectonic evolution of the Borborema Province in NE Brazil using structural geology, sediment provenance through zircon studies and metamorphic petrology in collaboration with the Brazilian Geological Survey.

Applicants will typically hold:
- a bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in the field of geology, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year (thesis), leading to a first-class honours (high final marks) in one of the fields of structural geology, geochronology, geochemistry or igneous/metamorphic petrology,

- a master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component (thesis), at least equivalent to an Honours degree in one of the fields of structural geology, geochronology, geochemistry or igneous/metamorphic petrology.
Monash scholarships are highly competitive and successful applicants generally have relevant additional research experience, awards and/or research publications in international journals. Scholarships are available for immediate start for applicants with exceptional Tertiary qualifications.

Applicants for whom English is not first language, you must aware of the need to meet the English Language Requirements of the University.

If you fit the requirements, please send your informal enquiry to with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. Interviews will be conducted to assess research potential with shortlisted candidates.

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University is ranked 51 - 100 in the world. The University is continually ranked in the World’s top 100

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