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

The Role of Innate Immunity in Colorectal Cancer Response to Therapy

This PhD project will focus on the role of innate immune pathways in determining colorectal cancer patient responses to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Applications close 13 September 2020


School of Medicine

Evaluating the Effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Pregnant Women and Assessing the Benefits of Intervention

This PhD project will coordinate a clinical project investigating the role of sleep related disorders in pregnancy.
Applications close 30 September 2020


School of Medicine

Neuroprotective Compounds from Australian Rainforest Plants

This PhD project is suitable for a candidate with a background in the pharmacology of drug targets and identification.
Applications close 30 September 2020


School of Social Sciences

Transforming Communities

This PhD project will involve undertaking in-depth qualitative research comparing existing, newly built and planned housing developments across Western Sydney.
Applications close 30 September 2020


MARCS Institute

Effects of Cognitive Load and Stress in Virtual and Augmented Reality

This PhD project will investigate the perceptual and cognitive demands of augmented reality displays on human performance.
Applications close 30 September 2020


MARCS Institute

Trusted Autonomous Systems in Command and Control

This PhD project will focus on how a single operator can effectively supervise many autonomous vehicles in a dynamic and uncertain environment.
Applications close 30 September 2020


MARCS Institute

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 30 September 2020


MARCS Institute

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 September 2020


School of Science

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 30 September 2020


School of Social Sciences

Religion, Materiality and the African Diaspora in Australia

This PhD project project will investigate how churches support African communities and their translocal and transnational mobility and sense of belonging.
Applications close 30 September 2020


Institute for Society and Culture

New Chinese Migrants and Everyday Citizenship in Sydney Suburbs

This PhD project examines everyday, local civic participation in three Sydney suburbs with a high proportion of China-born residents.
Applications close 30 September 2020


Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours Professor Kai Yip Cho’s lifelong work and research in microbiology and mushrooms.
Applications close 30 September 2020


NICM Health Research Institute

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarship

The PhD project will provide an opportunity to develop a research project in a NICM research stream.
Applications close 30 September 2020


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Develop Crop-based Sensors for Real-time Monitoring and Control Under Protected Cropping

This PhD project aims to develop a suite of low-cost crop-based sensors for smart indoor farming.
Applications close 31 October 2020


Yarramundi Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship

Yarramundi scholarships are available to current or new higher degree research students who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Applications open 5 October 2020


School of Social Sciences

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.


School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

Computational Imaging

This PhD project will work with a group adapting event-driven cameras for neuromorphic space imaging.
Applications close 30 November 2020


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Mechanisms of Heat and Drought Tolerance in C4 Crops

The PhD project will investigate how photosynthesis determines yield and water use efficiency responses to climate extremes such as heat and drought stress.
Applications close 30 November 2020


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