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

Mycorrhizal Ecological Strategies Along Gradients of Nutrient Limitation

The PhD project will investigate partnerships in arid environments where nitrogen and phosphorus are limiting.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Understanding the Survival of Forests Under Extreme Drought

Drought has a defining impact on plant performance, including the productivity of agricultural systems and the health of native forests and woodlands.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Enhancing Cultural, Conservation and Restoration Outcomes in the Cumberland Plain' of Western Sydney

Four PhD scholarships are available to support the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Harnessing Microbes to Boost Drought Tolerance in Grasses

Soil microbes offer an untapped opportunity to enhance drought survival in grasses.
Applications close 30 June 2022


MARCS Institute

Neuromorphic Hardware for Epileptic Seizure Prediction

This PhD project involves the development of novel hardware for epileptic seizure prediction.
Applications close 30 June 2022


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 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Green or Crispy: Which Plants Use Transpiration to Survive Heatwaves?

This PhD project aims to generate new knowledge on the heat tolerance and cooling capacity of diverse horticultural plant species.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Behaviour of Steel Columns Filled with Concrete Incorporating High Volume Waste Glass

This PhD project will study the behaviour of concrete columns under both ambient and fire conditions.
Applications close 30 June 2022


MARCS Institute

The Musical Escape: Algorithmic Music Generation for Music Induced Imagination

This PhD project will empirically explore how musical features affect imagination.
Applications close 30 June 2022


School of Science

Linking Salinity Tolerance to Molecular Evolution of Grass Stomata

This PhD project will involve laboratory analysis, greenhouse and field trials to validate of salinity tolerance of grass.
Applications close 30 June 2022


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 June 2022


MARCS Institute

Scaffolding Cognition Across the Lifespan

This PhD project will examine the impact of different stimuli, prompts, tools, and programs on the cognitive performance and wellbeing of older adults.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Multi Modal Condition Assessment of Bridges Using Video-based Identification Approach

This PhD project will investigate various types of engineering infrastructures using video-based identification approach.
Applications close 15 July 2022


Translational Health Research Institute

Primary health-care interventions to reduce preventable hospitalisation in areas of social disadvantage

This PhD project will investigate health-care interventions to reduce preventable hospitalisation in areas of social disadvantage.
Applications close 8 July 2022


School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

Edge Intelligence for Smart Home Healthcare

This PhD project will investigate a new edge intelligence framework which aims to develop AI solutions for smart home healthcare.
Applications close 31 July 2022


School of Medicine

Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Compounds in Restoring K+ Homeostasis During Neurodegeneration

This PhD project will investigate the mechanisms by which neuroinflammation impact motor neuron hyperexcitability.
Applications close 31 July 2022


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