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:

Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours Professor Kai Yip Cho’s lifelong work and research in microbiology and mushrooms.
Applications close 31 January 2021


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 January 2021


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 31 January 2021


Institute for Society and Culture

ARC Centre of Excellence in Automated Decision-Making and Society: Diverse Experiences of ADM

This PhD project will undertake ethnographic or qualitative research on the emergence and use of automated decision-making systems in diverse communities.
Applications close 31 January 2021


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

A Unified Dynamic Vegetation Model for Australia

Three PhD scholarships are available as part of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project.
Applications close 31 January 2021


School of Medicine

Ethnic Differences in Diabetes in New Zealand

This project will utilise historical data and samples to provide new insights into ethnic differences in diabetes and its complications in New Zealand.
Applications close 31 January 2021


School of Engineering

Water Disinfection or Wastewater Transport

This PhD project will work to address the transport of wastewater or water disinfection.
Applications close 31 January 2021


Institute for Society and Culture

Autonomy, Disability, Diversity: Everyday Practices of Technology

This PhD project will investigate how autonomous technologies can work to strengthen or impede inclusive participation for culturally and linguistically diverse communities living with disability.
Applications close 31 January 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 January 2021


School of Medicine

Peter Zelas Postgraduate Research Scholarship: Place, Identity and Learning in Medicine

This project will investigate relationships between sense of place and medical education, and how they lead to professional identity, competence and careers in medicine.
Applications close 28 February 2021


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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