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:

NICM: An Integrative Lifestyle Approach for the Treatment of Depression

This PhD project will involve the design and study of an integrative model to treat depression (involving multiple aspects of lifestyle medicine.
Applications close 26 August 2018


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 2018


SSAP: Developing Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis: Western Sydney Airport and Place-Making

These two PhD projects will investigate aspects of the development of the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis in Western Sydney.
Applications close 31 August 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Breath Test Screening for the Early Detection of Oesophageal Cancer

This PhD project involves developing and optimising a breath test analyser to detect oesophageal microbiome and metabolites associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Applications close 9 September 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: 3D-printing of Lower Oesophageal Valve for Implantation in Oesophagectomy Patients

This PhD project will investigate combining cutting-edge 3D oesophageal imaging with implant-grade silicon printing technology to create 3D models of the lower oesophageal sphincter.
Applications close 9 September 2018


SCEM: Simulations of Galaxy Formation in Alternative Universes

This PhD project will use supercomputer simulations of galaxy formation to investigate the effect of fundamental cosmological parameters on structure in the universe.
Applications close 16 September 2018


GRS: Human Rights, Society and Multi-Level Governance Scholarship

The successful candidate will be based at Western Sydney University, and will have the opportunity to study for at least one semester in Croatia, Cyprus or Italy.
Applications close 30 September 2018


SSAP: Settlement Service Literacy Among Migrants in Two States: Victoria and NSW

This PhD project aims to assess the level of and need for settlement service literacy among newly-arrived migrants.
Applications close 30 September 2018


THRI: Out with Cancer: LGBTI Experiences of Cancer Survivorship and Care

These two research scholarships involve working on a project with an experienced team of researchers addressing LGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care.
Applications close 31 October 2018


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 19 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Identifying Biomarkers to Predict Cancer Patient Response to Immunotherapy

This Robert and Norma Ingham PhD Scholarship will focus on Cancer Immunotherapy.
Applications close 19 December 2018


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 will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


SCEM: Australian Consortium for Classification Development (ACCD) PhD Scholarship

This research is focused on involving machine learning techniques for the purpose extracting relevant ICD, ICHI and ICF codes, based on terms found in free text data related to an episode of care.
Applications will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


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 will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


SCEM: Smart Management of Disinfectant in the Chloraminated Water Distribution System

The objective of this PhD is to investigate chloramine decay mechanisms and their role in water distribution systems.
Applications will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


SNM: Digital Health for Chronic Disease Management

CMCRC research is about providing a better understanding of the efficiency of the health care system and conducting research that can inform both policy makers and industry stakeholders.
Applications will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


SCEM: Bushfire-enhanced Wind and its Effects on Buildings

Centre for Infrastructure Engineering is seeking two PhD candidates to participate in this ARC funded project.
Applications will be accepted until the scholarship is awarded.


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