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:

School of Medicine

SOM: Analytical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics of Natural Compounds

This PhD project will investigate pharmacological parameters of traditional anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective compounds.
Applications close 30 November 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 November 2019


SSAP: The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia: A Social Science Perspective

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


MARCS: Do Cognitive Effects of Language Learning Depend Upon Language Typology?

This PhD project will use computer-assisted language training to teach older adults a foreign language.
Applications close 30 November 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 30 November 2019


HIE: Quantifying Ecosystem Services of Forest Fragments

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