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

Vulnerability of Australian Bats to White-nose Syndrome

This PhD project will investigate the behavioural ecology, energetics and thermal physiology of winter hibernation by Australian cave-roosting bats.
Applications close 30 September 2021


Multiscale Study of an Innovative Personal Air Purifying Device for Aged People

This PhD project involves working on an innovative air purification device for personal usage, particularly for aged people.
Applications close 30 September 2021


Indigenous Experiences of Sport Leadership Roles: A Qualitative Inquiry into High Performance Sport in Australia

This PhD project will inform new perspectives about sport leadership that previously failed to include Indigenous worldviews.
Applications close 30 September 2021


MARCS Institute

Neuromorphic Cyber Security at the Edge

This PhD project involves the design of a Neuromorphic processor that dynamically learns the operating states of a device and detects, prevents and reports anomalous behaviour and communications.
Applications close 31 October 2021


MARCS Institute

Neuromorphic Hardware for Epileptic Seizure Prediction

This PhD project involves the development of novel hardware for epileptic seizure prediction.
Applications close 31 October 2021


MARCS Institute

Research on Older Adults’ Multisensory Communication

This PhD project aims to investigate changes in perception and production of social behaviours that occur in old age.
Applications close 31 October 2021


MARCS Institute

Developing and Assessing Musicker, a Deep Net Partner for Music Making

This PhD project project aims to develop and assess a deep learning generative model for adventurous keyboard music.
Applications close 31 October 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 December 2021


External Scholarships

External Scholarships

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