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:

Yarramundi Master of Research Scholarship

The scholarship is available to new Master of Research applicants who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Applications close 26 January 2020


School of Engineering

SoEN: Averaging Method of Particulate Systems

This PhD project involves developing new methods to improve the efficiency of industrial processes involving particulate systems.
Applications close 31 January 2020


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 January 2020


School of Engineering

SoEN: Advanced Signal Techniques for Applied Construction Management

This PhD project involves mathematical modelling, optimisation, and programming under different concepts of wireless communications and construction management.
Applications close 31 January 2020


School of Medicine

SoM: 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 January 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 31 January 2020


School of Medicine

SoM: Analytical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics of Natural Compounds

This PhD project will investigate pharmacological parameters of traditional anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective compounds.
Applications close 31 January 2019


HIE: Mycorrhizal Adaptations to Aridity and Drought in Australian Environments

The PhD project will investigate partnerships in arid environments where water is limiting to both plants and fungi.
Applications close 31 January 2020


HIE: 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 31 January 2020


HIE: The Behavioural Ecology and Conservation of Australian Alpine Insects

The PhD project aims to unravel the complex and often extraordinary life history of Australian alpine animals with the view of ensuring they are conserved into the future.
Applications close 31 January 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 January 2020


MARCS: Do Cognitive Effects of Language Learning Depend Upon Language Typology?

This PhD project will use computer-assisted language training to teach older adults a foreign language.
Applications close 31 January 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 January 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 January 2020


School of Social Sciences

SoSS: The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia: A Social Science Perspective

This PhD project project will investigate the new African Diaspora in Australia and its embrace of Pentecostalism, particularly after arrival.
Applications close 29 February 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 29 February 2020


NICM: PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Integrative Medicine (Jacka Foundation)

The PhD project aims to expand the evidence base in integrative medicine through rigorous research.
Applications close 29 February 2020


NICM: PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Integrative Medicine (Blackmores Institute)

The PhD project will provide an opportunity to develop a research project in a NICM research stream.
Applications close 29 February 2020


School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

SoCDMS: Diagram Categories and Transformation Semigroups

This PhD project will explore the connection between diagram categories and transformation semigroups, using a variety of techniques from abstract algebra.
Applications close 29 February 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.


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