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:

SSH: Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources

This PhD project will examine aspects of participatory groundwater monitoring and management at the village level within the selected catchments.
Applications close 31 July 2019


SCEM: Springs and their Management to Mitigate Anthropogenic and Climate Change Impacts

This PhD project will focus on the recharging processes of springs in the Himalayan region and their management from a range of perspectives (hydrologic, social, economic and cultural).
Applications close 31 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 2019


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 July 2019


MARCS: Event Based Imaging for Space Situation Awareness

This PhD project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in event-based sensors applied to the fields of space situational awareness and related aerospace applications
Applications close 31 July 2019


MARCS: The ICNS PhD Scholarship on Neuromorphic Models of Auditory Perception

The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a leading research group focussed on the development of neuromorphic sensors, processors, and algorithms.
Applications close 31 July 2019


MARCS: The ICNS PhD Scholarship on Neuromorphic Systems

The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a leading research group focussed on the development of neuromorphic sensors, processors, and algorithms.
Applications close 31 July 2019


MARCS: The ICNS MPhil Scholarship on Neuromorphic Perception for Green House Technology

The ICNS is a leading research group focussed on the development of neuromorphic sensors, processors, and algorithms.
Applications close 31 July 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 July 2019


HIE: Improved Modelling of Plant Competition Through Traits

This PhD project is part of a strategic collaboration with Lund University in Sweden with the aim to improve ecosystem and Earth system (climate) models.
Applications close 7 August 2019


HIE: Flies as Crop Pollinators

This PhD project will study the potential of flies (Diptera) as pollinators of tropical and glasshouse crops.
Applications close 7 August 2019


HIE: Identifying Drivers and Mechanisms of Climate-related Tree Mortality

The goal of this PhD project is to establish links between climate and tree mortality.
Applications close 7 August 2019


HIE: How Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Drives Invertebrate Interactions and Community Change in Grasses

This PhD project offers an exciting opportunity to work at Australia’s largest climate change experiment EucFACE.
Applications close 7 August 2019


E.A. Southee Scholarship to Promote Excellence in Agriculture or Agriculture-related Research

The E.A. Southee Scholarship Award is open to research candidates and alumnus from Hawkesbury Campus.
Applications close 31 August 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 August 2019


School of Medicine

SOM: Discovery of Novel Anti-inflammatory Molecules from Australian Rainforest Plants

This PhD project will investigate the structural identification of Australian rainforest plants that can explain their therapeutic effects.
Applications close 31 August 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


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