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:

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 close 27 November 2020


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


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biogeography of Plant Traits that Govern Bushfire Risk and Drought Vulnerability

The PhD project aims to model the spatial variation in plants traits that affect vegetation responses to drought and control temporal dynamics of forest flammability.
Applications close 30 November 2020



Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

National Tree Genomics – Functional Genetics in Horticulture using Viral Induced Gene Regulation

The PhD project aims to establish annotation, allelic diversity and functional characterisation of key genes involved in advancing plant productivity.
Applications close 30 November 2020


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Tree Mortality and Forest Recovery Following Unprecedented Drought and Bushfires

The PhD project aims to quantify variation in post-fire recovery across different forest types following the Black Summer fires.
Applications close 30 November 2020


Institute for Society and Culture

The Geopolitics of Automation

This PhD project will investigate how warehouses linked to Alibaba and Amazon and examine how automation changes labour conditions and modifies geopolitical tensions.
Applications close 30 November 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.


External Scholarships

External Scholarships

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