Project Scholarships

Western Sydney University offers a range of project-based scholarships to support higher degree students in undertaking their research. Scholarships are available to support both current and new postgraduate research candidates. You may also be eligible for scholarships offered by other organisations.

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The following scholarships are now open for applications:

HIE: Understanding and Mapping How Thermal and Dietary Constraints Combine to Restrict Koala Habitat and Determine Refugia

The PhD project has been designed to address research gaps identified by the Koala Research Plan.
Applications close 30 September 2019


SCEM: Algorithms for Event-Driven Camera Analysis

This PhD project will work with a group adapting event-driven cameras for neuromorphic space imaging.
Applications close 30 September 2019


SCEM: Numerical Analysis and Optimisation for High-level Thermal Dimensional Stability of Meta-composites

This PhD project will investigate mechanistic models to define structure–property relationships of manufactured composites.
Applications close 30 September 2019


SSAP: The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia

This PhD project project will investigate the new African Diaspora in Australia and its embrace of Pentecostalism, particularly after arrival.
Applications close 30 September 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Evaluation of the Therapeutic Potential of Meriva Curcumin in the Rodent Brain – Early Intervention for Alzheimer’s Disease

This PhD project will investigate interventions for Alzheimer's Disease.
Applications close 30 September 2019


MARCS: Developing and Assessing Musicker, a Deep Net Partner for Music Making

This PhD project project aims to develop and assess a deep learning generative model for adventurous keyboard music.
Applications close 30 September 2019


SONM: Promoting Resilience and Healthy Ageing Post an Acute Hospital Admission

This PhD project aims to explore risk and resilience factors in older adults after an acute hospital admission.
Applications close 30 September 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Lifestyle Programmes in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Sydney

This PhD project will research the relationship between lifestyle, lifestyle change and the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Applications close 30 September 2019


Yarramundi Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The scholarship is available to current or new higher degree research students who identify as being Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander.
Applications close 6 October 2019


SHCA: A Grammar of Mawng

The ARC project focuses on three languages of northern Australia: Iwaidja, Mawng, Ritharrngu.
Applications close 31 October 2019


SHCA: A Grammar of Iwaidja

The ARC project focuses on three languages of northern Australia: Iwaidja, Mawng, Ritharrngu.
Applications close 31 October 2019


SSAP: Music as Heritage: Mapping Diversity in Nepal

This PhD will conceptualise the notion of 'music as heritage' and apply this to the Nepalese context.
Applications close 30 November 2019


SSAP: Migration and Return Migration of Skilled Health Workers from Fiji

This PhD project will focus on Fijian skilled healthcare migration to Australia.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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