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:

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function Relationships

This PhD project will suit an ambitious early career scientist who is willing to take advantage of a truly inspiring time in plant biology.
Applications close 31 July 2021


School of Science

Investigating the Role of MAM and CLIC1 in Relation to the Mitochondria-ER Membrane Juxtaposition in Sensory Neuropathies

This PhD project is funded by a Private Anonymous Philanthropic Foundation.
Applications close 31 July 2021


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 July 2021


Yarramundi Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship

Yarramundi PhD scholarships are available to new applicants and current HDR candidates who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Applications close 01 August 2021


Translational Health Research Institute

Evaluating Aftercare-services in Preventing Suicidal Behaviour in Western Sydney

This PhD project will involve epidemiological analyses of a range of linked administrative datasets to address project objectives.
Applications close 31 August 2021



School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Libraries and Social Inclusion: Re-Reading the Past to Inform Future Policy

This PhD project will investigate the ways in which the social, physical and digital infrastructures of libraries mediate social inclusion.
Applications close 31 August 2021


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Pushing the Envelope: Does Range Size Limit Eucalypt Tolerance to Warming?

The PhD project will generate new knowledge on the physiological responses of eucalypts to warming and heat waves in a higher CO2 world.
Applications close 31 August 2021


Ageing and Social Decision-making

This PhD project aims to develop and test a model of the influence of advice on decision making in healthy ageing.
Applications close 31 August 2021


School of Science

Physiological and Molecular Study on Vegetable Fertigation in Protected Cropping

This PhD project forms part of a three-year project “Enhancing vegetable production and quality in greenhouse and open field conditions in Qatar".
Applications close 31 August 2021


Reusable Fire-Resistant Column Rehabilitation Scheme for Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

This PhD project aims to provide significant benefits to the construction industry via sustainable construction.
Applications close 31 August 2021


External Scholarships

External Scholarships

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