$33,300 Flinders University 2023 Australia France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE Program)

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  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
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    Sturt Rd, Bedford Park South Australia 5042

DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE ON A GROUP OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS UNDER RESOURCE AND COMMUNICATION CONSTRAINTS is the title of the project for which we are looking for exceptional candidates to award PhD scholarships. The project is being sponsored by the European Union. Flinders University and the Institut Mines Telecom Atlantique (IMT), which is located in France, are collaborating on this exciting initiative together.

This project will investigate efficient reasoning processes, communication strategies, and underlying low-level control mechanisms essential to coordinate heterogeneous teams of autonomous marine vehicles, in environments that are dynamic and uncertain. These will all be investigated in this project. In this particular piece of work, the autonomous agents need to reach a consensus through a process of communication in order for them to successfully collaborate on the solution of difficult problems. Each participant will bring their own unique set of resources, capabilities, points of view, and top objectives when working within this collaborative structure. We anticipate that this solution will be sufficiently general to support heterogeneous teams functioning across air, surface, and underwater domains, as well as between artificial and human agents. This is something that we can do with this solution. As a result, the creation of a mixed-initiative system is our primary objective. In this system, the interaction and negotiation that takes place between the agents will maximize the agents’ resources in order to maximize the successful completion of a shared mission.


About the Scholarship Provider:

Flinders University exemplifies the type of forward-thinking, alumni- and student-focused institution that has come to define today’s top universities. Flinders University teaches its students to “seize the day” whenever they have the chance to do so. You’ll find all the resources you need for scholastic achievement here on campus. Flinders University stands its own against the world’s other top schools. Successfully completed studies at a world-class university. If you’re looking for a group of people who share your love of learning and insatiable curiosity, look no further than Flinders University. To be able to think creatively and take initiative, you need to be curious, creative, and bold. The outcomes of your study will be factored into assessments of Flinders University. We’re thrilled to receive this recognition as Australia’s biggest employer of recent college graduates.

Our degrees are highly regarded in the academic world, giving our graduates access to prestigious internships, practica, and mentorship programs that help them advance their careers. Flinders University is rated #43 in Asia/Pacific by Times Higher Education, and #271 overall. (THE World University Rankings 2020). We plan to increase our beneficial impact by strengthening ties to the local community and promoting international cooperation in areas such as science and education as we expand.


The degree programs at Flinders University regularly rank near the top of international rankings. These recent college graduates appear to have promising careers ahead of them. Flinders University may have been the starting point for several successful corporations, including CISCO and BAE Systems. Interning at one of these companies will teach you a great deal about today’s business world. The main site of Flinders University is located in the heart of Adelaide. Greater Bedford Park’s neighboring community. It’s easy to get to the beach, the best shopping, and the bustling business area from this contemporary hotel’s central location. The cost of the Student Hub and Plaza are factored into these estimates. This structure will host a variety of functions, from classrooms to shops to restaurants to bars. Flinders Village is poised to become a thriving urban hub thanks to its array of one-of-a-kind stores, thrilling cultural events, and cutting-edge research facilities. The academic success of Flinders University students is directly linked to the quality and breadth of the university’s academic resources.

International students at Flinders University have access to numerous introduction programs and other support services designed to ease their transition to life in Adelaide and Australia. Our international students receive comprehensive assistance beginning with orientation and continuing long after they finish. Our foreign students are overwhelmingly positive about our institution; 90% would recommend it to a friend. Our university hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, will have much better accessibility after a new railway station and route open in 2020 as part of the Flinders Village development. Locals, students, and workers will enjoy a daily 22-minute reduction in their time spent traveling to and from the central business area. You’ll save a ton of time and energy in the long run. Bedford Park, about 12 kilometers south of Adelaide’s city center, is home to Flinders University’s main site. The beauty of the harbor and city as a whole can be appreciated from this vantage point.


Stunning natural features, such as a lake and Australian native flora, enhance the modern architecture. Bedford Park is a lovely and functional area, and Flinders University is located there. Adelaide is universally acknowledged as a world-class metropolis that won’t empty your financial account. The city’s proximity to renowned wine-producing regions, its abundance of green space, its variety of superb restaurants, and its distinctively urban culture all contribute to the city’s appeal. (Global Liveability Study 2016). Flinders University is dedicated to providing its students with a supportive and stimulating learning environment in which they can develop both intellectually and personally.

Flinders University is dedicated to improving many areas that are meaningful to our students. Financial aid, academic advising for major choice and budgeting, and a plethora of extracurricular activities are just some of the many tools available to students at Flinders University. There will be a direct rail line between the main campus, the Tonsley innovation zone, and the heart of Adelaide once the New Flinders Rail Station opens in 2020. The business heart of Flinders Village has grown substantially over the past year as a result of new building.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University

Scholarship Country:  Australia

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level: $33,300

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • In your role as a researcher for AUFRANDE, you will:
  • Participate in graduate studies offered by two institutions, one in France and one in Australia, with the potential to earn degrees from both countries.
  • Focus your efforts on creative endeavors that have significant economic and social worth.
  • Be hired on the basis of a French employment contract, which should include covering for social security
  • Maintain a full-time job for at least the prior three years in order to qualify.
  • Earn an income that is higher than the average salary in France.
  • Travel the globe and participate in once-in-a-lifetime activities, such as spending at least six to twelve months at a residence in Australia and at least six to twelve months at a residence in France.
  • Participate in an extensive multidisciplinary research network consisting of researchers and supervisors who get together once a year during the fall at training institutions in France and Australia
  • Collaborate directly with the AUFRANDE’s network of established professionals and learn from their expertise. The proposer is responsible for advising whether or not an expansion is feasible.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • AUFRANDE is a PhD training program that is co-funded by the European Union as part of the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions. The program is open to exceptional researchers of any age, nationality, culture, gender, and sexual orientation. (MSCA). Candidates who are interested in filling a vacant position are required to meet all of the following prerequisite criteria:
  • Be able to meet the prerequisites for admission to a PhD program Admission requirements for a PhD program
  • Not have received a graduate degree in their field. Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet been officially awarded the doctoral degree will NOT be considered qualified to apply; and
  • Not already be permanently employed by the research host for the position you are applying to; Fulfill the requirements to enrol in a doctoral program at both PhD-awarding institutions in France and Australia (as described in each position description); and Meet the English language requirements of the University. Not having resided in France for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call’s deadline* (i.e. from 11 April 2020). Time spent as part of a procedure for acquiring refugee status in accordance with the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), time spent performing mandatory national service, and/or time spent on brief stays such as vacations are not counted toward the total amount of time spent in the country.
  • Please note that your registration will be denied if you do not fulfill all of the requirements. Check out the Guide for applicants for full information on eligibility, including any special circumstances that may apply as well as evidence that must be submitted.



The Flinders University 2023 Australia France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE Program)   is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Academic merit, scientific quality and research potential, the applicant’s capacity to carry out a research project, and the applicant’s ability to work in an international setting will all be taken into consideration during the evaluation process.
  • The initial registration and any additional information must be submitted through the AUFRANDE website, which can be found at https://aufrande.eu/.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for  the Flinders University 2023 Australia France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE Program)   is April 11, 2023.

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