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:

SCEM: Sergey Kharkovski Memorial Scholarship

This PhD project aims to study active, semi-active and passive control systems to control building motion.
Applications close 31 December 2018


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 January 2019


ICS: India's Changing Cities and Informal Work

The PhD project will study rapidly changing Indian cities and seek to address contemporary debates in urban anthropology, informal economies and environment.
Applications for invited applicants close 9 December 2018


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SSH: Human Performance Science and Sports Analytics

This PhD project will explore aspects of human performance science in athletes.
Applications close 31 December 2018


ICS: Socio-cultural Perspectives and Possibilities of Adolescent Health in the Digital Age

This PhD project has a focus on the ways in which gender, ethnicity, sexuality, time, and place inform young people’s perceptions of health, health literacy, help-seeking and access to services.
Applications close 31 January 2019


ICS: Data, Technology and Ethics in Adolescent Health Research

This PhD project will explore young people’s views on how their health data is currently collected and applied, as well as their visions for the future of health in a digital world.
Applications close 31 December 2018


NICM: Anti-inflammatory, Neuroprotective and Neuromodulatory Effects of Traditional Plant Medicines

This PhD project will investigate the therapeutic effects of Aboriginal traditional plant medicines.
Applications close 29 January 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 Janurary 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 December 2018


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 December 2018


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 December 2018


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 December 2018


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 December 2018


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 December 2018


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 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Investigating Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis

The aim of this PhD project is to investigate the role of specific protein aggregates in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis.
Applications close 31 December 2018


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 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Sensory Function in Health and Disease

This PhD project will correlate changes in sensory nerve function and blood borne markers with disease progression.
Applications close 31 December 2018


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 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: The Relationship between Severe Obesity and Liver Disease

This PhD project will research the relationship between severe obesity and liver disease.
Applications close 31 December 2018


SCEM: Novel Engineered Fibre of Mitigating Fire-Induced Spalling of Concrete

This PhD project will investigate strategies for mitigating fire-induced spalling of concrete.
Applications close 31 December 2018


SONM: Transitioning Children with Spinal Cord Injury and Disease to Adult Services Using a Peer Support Model

This PhD project will investigate transitioning children with spinal cord injury to adult services using a peer support model.
Applications close 28 February 2018


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 1 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 December 2018


SCEM: Numerical Study on Cloud Air Purifying Technology for PM2.5 Removal

This PhD project aims to develop numerical model to simulate and investigate the dust collection in cloud air purifying cyclone.
Applications close 31 December 2018


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 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Threshold Concepts Guided Approach to Teaching, Learning and Assessment of the Discipline of Pharmacology

This PhD project will inform curriculum design and planning of the intellectual journey for medical students.
Applications close 31 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Sensory and Affective Touch in Health and Disease

This PhD project will investigate whether functional and molecular markers in neurology patients can predict disease remission, relapse and progression.
Applications close 31 December 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 31 December 2018


School of Medicine

SOM: Retinal Insights into the Onset and Management of Multiple Sclerosis

This PhD project will investigate using the retina as a model for predicting the onset of Multiple Sclerosis.
Applications close 31 December 2018


MARCS: Trust in Human-Machine Interaction

This PhD project will investigate the psychological processes related to trust during human-autonomy teaming, to facilitate best practice design of human-machine interfaces.
Applications close 31 December 2018


SSH: Examining Clinical Outcomes in Low Back Pain

This Master of Research scholarship is designed to support a researcher examining clinical outcomes in people with low back pain.
Applications close 20 January 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 December 2018


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


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.


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.


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