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 Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

SoCDMS: Computational Imaging

This PhD project will work with a group adapting event-driven cameras for neuromorphic space imaging.
Applications close 31 March 2020


SHCA: The Early History of the State Library of New South Wales

This PhD project will survey and analyse surviving materials in order to understand the place of the State Library and reading in the cultural and political life of colonial New South Wales.
Applications close 31 March 2020


SHCA: Libraries and Social Inclusion: Re-Reading the Past to Inform Future Policy

This PhD project will investigate the ways in which the social, physical and digital infrastructures of libraries mediate social inclusion.
Applications close 31 March 2020


MARCS: The Origins of Phonology and Lexicon (OPAL): Abstract Representations before 6 Months

This PhD project will investigate what early conditions predict language development in infants.
Applications close 31 March 2020


MARCS: 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 March 2020


MARCS: 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 March 2020


MARCS: Human Performance Research Network Scholarships

This PhD project will investigate the perceptual and cognitive demands of augmented reality displays on human performance.
Applications close 31 March 2020


ICS: Schooling, Parenting and Ethnicity: Asian Migration and Australian Education

This PhD project will investigate how parental influence extends into students’ choice of tertiary study, focusing on the impact of Asian migration at this level of education.
Applications close 31 March 2020


F.G. Swain Award

The F.G. Swain Award to Promote Excellence in Postgraduate Research at the Hawkesbury Campus provides support to help with travel, equipment and other research expenses.
Applications close 17 April 2020


School of Medicine

SoM: Place, Identity and Learning in Medical Education

This PhD project is suitable for candidate's who are passionate about building the evidence base on educating and training medical students and doctors.
Applications close 30 April 2020


School of Medicine

SoM: Neuroprotective Compounds from Australian Rainforest Plants

This PhD project is suitable for a candidate with a background in the pharmacology of drug targets and identification.
Applications close 30 April 2020


NICM: 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 May 2020


School of Science

SoSC: The Dawn of Extreme Gamma Ray Astronomy

This PhD project taps into the world's leading teams in high energy gamma ray astronomy to study extreme phenomena in outer space.
Applications close 30 April 2020


School of Social Sciences

SoSS: Mapping Diverse Heritage in Post-Disaster Nepal

This PhD will document culture-making among different ethnic groups in Nepal.
Applications close 30 June 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 open 5 October 2020


Yarramundi Master of Research Scholarship

Yarramundi scholarships are available to new Master of Research applicants who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Applications open 5 October 2020


School of Social Sciences

SoSS: 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

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