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

Discovery of Novel Anti-inflammatory Molecules from Australian Rainforest Plants

This PhD project will investigate the structural identification of Australian rainforest plants that can explain their therapeutic effects.
Applications close 31 December 2022


Innovation in Nursing: Ageing and Aged Care

This PhD project aims to facilitate research that will make a significant contribution to Australians as they age and to the way in which primary health care services are provided in the future.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Rebuilding Meaningful, Productive Life Roles Following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

This PhD project will involve working with the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) organisation that provides services and support for people living with spinal cord injury and neurological conditions.
Applications close 31 January 2023


School of Medicine

Discovery of Novel Nrf2 Activators from Australian Indigenous Plants

This PhD project will involve screening Australian plants followed by strategic isolation and structural identification of molecules from the bioactive extracts.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Sustainable Approaches to Improve Cotton Productivity

These two PhD projects will investigate how emerging plant, microbial, soil and molecular approaches can sustainably enhance cotton productivity.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

A Unified Dynamic Vegetation Model for Australia

These two MRes projects will help to develop a quantitative, process-based model predicting Australian vegetation under a changing climate.
Applications close 31 January 2023


NICM Health Research Institute

Improving the Analysis and Pharmacological Characterisation of Phytomelatonin

This PhD project will focus on medical science, researching phytomelatonin and its potential health benefits across many different aspects of health.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Urban Tree Tolerance to Heat Extremes

This MRes project will help to address how improving soil resources enhances plant and ecosystem function under abiotic stress.
Applications close 31 January 2023


School of Science

Efficient Fertigation for Sustainable Production of Eggplant in Protected Cropping

This PhD project aims to identify better fertiliser and water management for eggplant in greenhouses.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Low Embodied Energy and Carbon in Residential Buildings and Precincts

This PhD project will focus on the area of Net Zero ambitions in the building industry and built environment.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Consumer Energy Resources for Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings and Precincts

This PhD project will research renewable energy systems, with a starting point in the recent phenomenon of Distributed Energy Systems which includes solar rooftop systems and storage.
Applications close 31 January 2023


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Enhancing Aboriginal Practice to Support the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

This PhD project is available to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate and is designed to inform cultural, conservation and restoration outcomes across Western Sydney.
Applications close 31 March 2023


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