QAS logo large image 2About the scholarship

The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and QUT Centre for Data Science are partners in a world leading program of research in data science in sports. The mission is to tackle key challenges and support day-to-day decisions in sports and athletic training through innovations at the intersection of data science and the sports, and sports science and sports medicine.  Projects will be undertaken with the core partners and organisations for specific sports, including close interaction with the ‘decision support’ needs of coaches.

What’s in it for you?

Opportunity to work closely with real-world data, end-users (including coaches) and sports scientists / sports medicine practitioners in Australia’s high-performance sports network to assist with athlete preparation for World Championships and the Olympics / Paralympics.
Opportunity to work with leading researchers in statistics and data science.
Access to a community of like-minded data science researchers and practitioners nationally and internationally.

Research projects

Applicants will be invited to apply for one of the following projects:

  1. Predictive modelling of injuries and subsequent injuries given training and competition.

  2. Whole-of-systems modelling for multi-criteria, risk-reward based management of athlete training.

  3. Predictive models of adaptation to training: effects of performance versus fatigue.

Each of these projects will have opportunities to develop new statistical and/or machine learning methods, computational algorithms, and visualisations.

For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact Dr Paul Wu.

The successful applicant will receive a living allowance of AU$30,000 per annum (full-time, fixed rate) for 3 years.
The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs.
A successful international student will be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship, if successful in receiving the scholarship.


Meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Be able to commence the PhD course by 30 June 2021
Applicants will be assessed against the faculty's Doctor of Philosophy eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to Dr Paul Wu.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview once the applications have close:

  • CV
  • a cover letter
  • a summary (up to two pages) of your career outlining your experience in data science practice or research
  • contact details of three referees (full name, email, and phone number)
  • full academic transcripts
  • English language results (if required)
  • proof of citizenship

Please review the eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application.
Applications will close 11:59pm (AEST) on the 23 May 2021.

What happens next?

Successful applicants will be invited to apply and must be accepted into QUT’s Doctor of Philosophy program to receive this scholarship.