[visionlist] Scholarships for study in New Zealand (Motion perception and eye movements)

John Perrone JPNZ at waikato.ac.nz
Tue Feb 13 22:39:16 GMT 2007

Masters and PhD Scholarships are available to study in the Psychology
Department of the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Applications are invited from suitable graduate students who would like
to be involved in a research project that is tackling the age-old
question of why the world appears still when we move our eyes.  The
project is funded by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden fund grant
to Associate Professors John Perrone (New Zealand) and Rich Krauzlis
(Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, U.S.A).

Background information concerning the researchers and the project can be
found at:
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/staff/psyc/jpnz (see research/Research
Overview pages).

Scholarships are available to support a 1 year Masters thesis program at
Waikato University (NZ$12,000 + $4000 to cover fees) and a PhD program
(NZ$25,000 + $4000 towards fees per annum over 3 years.)  PhD candidates
would also have the opportunity to visit and work in Dr Krauzlis's lab
at the Salk Institute.

Potential Masters thesis students should meet the entry requirements for
the degree (see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/qualifications/msocsc/)
and have a general background in experimental psychology or neuroscience
and some knowledge of motion perception and eye movements.  PhD students
would be expected to have a similar background but candidates with
computer modelling experience will also be considered since the project
involves both psychophysical testing and computer simulations.  They
also need to meet the requirements for entry into a PhD program at
Waikato (see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/qualifications/phd-mphil/).

Enquires:  Associate Professor John Perrone, jpnz at waikato.ac.nz
	     or Associate Professor Rich Krauzlis, rich at salk.edu

Closing date: April 30th, 2007.

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