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:

MARCS: Event Based Imaging for Space Situation Awareness

This PhD project in collaboration with the Defence Innovation Network for domestic candidates will explore performance bounds on event-based imaging for space situational awareness.
Applications close 31 March 2019


MARCS: Research Theme PhD Scholarship - Health and Wellbeing

This PhD project provides an exciting opportunity to test new approaches for music learning for the older adult population.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SONM: Future Problem Solvers: A Child-led Initiative to Improve Children's Outcomes

This PhD project will investigate innovative participatory approaches to supporting children and families in disadvantaged communities.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SONM: The Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting (MECSH) Project

This PhD project will investigate innovative participatory approaches to supporting children and families in disadvantaged communities.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SCEM: Advanced Signal Techniques for Applied Construction Management

This PhD project involves mathematical modelling, optimisation, and programming under different concepts of wireless communications and construction management.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SCEM: Development of a Dynamic Green Building Model

This PhD project involves mathematical modelling, optimisation, and programming under different concepts of wireless communications and construction management.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SCEM: Real-Time Tracking of Eye Movements Using Mobile Device Cameras to Capture Attention Hot-Spots

This PhD project aims to use mobile device cameras combined with mathematical calculations to capture eye movements.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SCEM: Interactions Between Volumetric Units in Modular Structures

This PhD project will develop an understanding of the interactions between volumetric units in modular buildings.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SSH: Protected Cropping in Warm Climates

This PhD project will evaluate and identify suitable greenhouse designs and its climate control requirements for key greenhouse vegetables.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SSH: Examining Clinical Outcomes in Low Back Pain

This Master of Research (MRes) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) scholarship will support research examining clinical outcomes in people with low back pain.
Applications close 31 March 2019


ICS: Youth Mobilities and Digital Lives: Understanding Transnational Mobility's Impacts Through Social Media

This PhD project provides the opportunity to understand the impacts of transnational mobility on young people’s lives.
Applications close 31 March 2019


SSH: NMR Studies of Designer Solvents to Control Reaction Outcome

This PhD project will seek to address how the nature and dynamics of primarily ionic liquid solvents can control and be modified to control reaction outcomes.
Applications close 31 March 2019


HIE: Plant and Soil Microbiome Interactions

This PhD project will investigate plant and soil microbiomes and the consequences for crop productivity and soil health.
Applications close 31 March 2019


HIE: Urban Forest: Testing Tree Performance to Future Hotter and Drier Conditions

This PhD project aims to test fundamental ecological principles to inform the selection of trees in urban areas across Australia.
Applications close 31 March 2019


HIE: Causes and Consequences of Biogeochemical Mismatches During Drought

These two PhD scholarships will investigate aboveground and belowground effects of drought, with a focus on identifying causes and consequences of shifts in carbon and nutrient cycling.
Applications close 31 March 2019


HIE: Searching for Meaningful Belowground Indicators of Health in Threatened Ecological Communities

This PhD project will test soil biodiversity and functional variables for the management of threatened ecological communities.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

This Robert and Norma Ingham PhD Scholarship aims to address the global health issue of antimicrobial resistance.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Educating and Training Doctors for the Future

This PhD project suits a candidate with interests in trends, innovation and interdisciplinary approaches in medical education.
Applications close 31 March 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 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Placenta and Liver Stiffness in Pregnancies Complicated by Pre-existing Diabetes

This PhD project will evaluate the clinical and biochemical relationships between placenta stiffness, liver stiffness, metabolic control and obsteric outcomes.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Interventions to Improve Outcomes in Pregnancies Complicated by Pre-existing Diabetes

This PhD project will research interventions to improve outcomes in pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Understanding Immune Dysregulation in Obesity

This PhD project will examine the effects of bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss on systemic, as well as liver and intestinal immune activity and dysregulation.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Using Organoid Models to Better Understand Liver Immunology

This PhD project will investigate the interaction between intestinal immunity and permeability with liver inflammation in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: The Role of Interferon Lambdas in Liver Inflammation and Fibrosis

This PhD project will focus on the role of interferon lambdas on the progression of liver inflammation and fibrosis.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Drivers of Advanced Liver Disease

This PhD project will investigate how chronic inflammation and altered protein metabolism contribute to liver disease progression.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Achieving Sustainable Outcomes in Obesity

This PhD project will examine the role of nutrition, lifestyle, mental health or metabolic interventions to achieve sustainable outcomes for obese patients.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Investigating the Physiological Role of Protein Aggregation in Microbial Model Organisms and their Impact on Host Proteins

This PhD project will investigate physiological molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation in bacterial model organisms.
Applications close 31 March 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Immune Related Memory in Liver Disease

This PhD project will examine the role memory-like NK cells in acute and chronic infection.
Applications close 31 March 2019


F.G. Swain Award

The F.G. Swain Award to Promote Excellence in Postgraduate Research at the Hawkesbury Campus provides support to help with travel, equipment and other research expenses.
Applications close 12 April 2019


SSH: Australian Wildlife Society Research Scholarship

This scholarship will support a current candidate undertaking a project relevant to the conservation of Australian native wildlife (flora or fauna)
Applications close 31 May 2019


SOE: Gender Matters: Changing Gender Equity Policies and Practices in Australian Secondary Schooling

This PhD project will examine how young people understand gender and how school policies and practices impact their experiences.
Applications close 30 April 2019


SCEM: Sewer Corrosion Control Investigations

This PhD project within the Water Research Group will address corrosion control in sewer systems through chemical and microbiological means.
Applications close 31 May 2019


SCEM: Investigation of Advanced Composite Fire Retardant Material and Building Elements

This PhD project is part of an Australian Research Council funded Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies.
Applications close 31 May 2019


SCEM: Fire Performance of Geopolymer Concrete-filled Steel Columns

This PhD project will investigate using novel construction materials to significantly increase the fire safety of structural columns.
Applications close 31 May 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 31 May 2019


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