Some Faculties and Schools have a range of full or top up scholarships available to candidates.

Donor Funded Scholarships

In addition to Faculty/School funded scholarships, UNSW offer top-up scholarships funded by UNSW benefactors: opportunities will be added as they arise, please check regularly.

Anita B. Lawrence PhD Scholarship in Acoustics

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The Scholarship will be paid as a stipend for general living costs at $30,000 per annum and a research allowance of $5,000 per annum. It will be payable for 3.5 years. The scholarship will be held in conjunction with a Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) if the recipient is international.

Associate Professor Anita Lawrence graduated as the University’s first female architect in 1955. She was the first woman to receive a University Medal from UNSW, she was granted a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours, before beginning a 32-year teaching career at UNSW, where she specialised in acoustics and design. She was also one of the founding members of the Australian Acoustical Society.

As cities become denser, so too the noise impacts of living and working nearby magnify. The operations of a 24/7 city encroach on the amenity of our urban environments daily. While regulation can go some way to manage the urban noise impacts of heavy traffic, noise from building plant and equipment or noisy neighbours in our urban environment, good design is also critical to the management of unwanted noise externally as well as within our building interiors, in co-working spaces, restaurants and between neighbouring apartments for example.

Candidates with significant industry experience are encouraged to apply. In addition to the below, other topics are also welcome.

            

Potential areas of focus:

Impacts of noise on human health and well-being

  • Environmental noise – external and internal noise sources

  • Policy impacts of noise in built environment

Amelioration and mitigation of noise impacts

  • Policy impacts of noise in built environment

  • Planning

  • Design eg soundscapes

  • Construction

Soundscapes

  • Implications for the design of the future workspaces

  • Externally creation of sound to enliven spaces that people like – curated soundscapes

  • Sounds to ameliorate unwanted noise eg water,

  • Monitoring and visualising data

  • Modelling of soundscapes

Post-occupancy evaluation (PoE)

  • Effectiveness of measures

  • Current practice and implications for better practice

 

Eligibility

The candidate must be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher degree research course of study at UNSW.

The scholarship is available to both new and existing candidates.

The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time candidates.

The duration and payment of the scholarship will be pro-rata if awarded to an existing and/or part-time candidate.

            

Selection criteria

Academic merit

Interest in research and/or an academic career in acoustics  With a focus on architectural acoustics and noise control in buildings and community noise

 

How to apply:

Formal applications should be emailed to ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au and should include:

  • Your CV and copy of your academic transcript

  • Names of two academic referees

  • One sample of written work appropriate for an academic audience (e.g. undergraduate dissertation, peer-reviewed journal article, etc)

  • A “Statement of Purpose” outlining your reasons for applying, how you meet the eligibility criteria, and your longer-term goals (max. 1-2 pages).

The subject line for your email should be: Anita B. Lawrence PhD Scholarship in Acoustics 

Please note, you will also be required to submit an Expression of Interest for admission to the PhD at UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. Please see here for more details.

For any further information please email Professor Deo Prasad (d.prasad@unsw.edu.au).

Will remain open until scholarship is awarded, please apply as soon as possible.

 

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ANSTO Scholarship for the Development of Microstructure-Informed Numerical Models of Tungsten Alloys for Application in Extreme Environments

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$29,863 per annum plus a top-up scholarship between $5,000 to $22,397 depending on qualifications.  Additionally, the project comes with support funding (material, travel, hardware, etc.). Scholarship duration is 3.5 years.

This PhD project in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering sponsored by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) will focus on the development of a high-fidelity multi-scale microstructure-informed numerical modelling for the prediction of thermo-mechanical and thermo-physical properties of tungsten alloys for energy, space and defence applications. The project will develop representative mesoscale models based on the alloy’s microstructural characteristics (grain size, grain orientations, grain boundaries, etc.). The alloy’s behaviour will be then tested via numerical simulations under various environmental (operating) conditions. Due to the computationally expensive nature of multi-scale simulations, the project will also focus on developing high-efficiency machine learning models, which can be used for rapid predictions and optimisation of material parameters governing active deformation and damage mechanisms. The effect of the microstructure on the thermo-physical properties such as thermal diffusivity will be also considered as it can significantly affect the performance of alloys at high operating temperatures. The modelling and complimenting experimental work will further explore the effect of the microstructure and pre-existing (manufacturing) micro-stresses on crack initiation and propagation which often lead to macroscopic failure of components.

Eligibility

A background in mathematics, physics, material science, engineering, and programming is welcomed. We value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, however, this program is open to Australian citizens only.

To enquire call (02) 9717 3488, and to apply, email your CV and transcript of your most recent or current degree to Deputy Head of School, Prof. Jay Kruzic: j.kruzic@unsw.edu.au and Adjunct Associate Professor Ondrej Muránsky: ondrej.muransky@ansto.gov.auondrej.muransky@unsw.edu.au

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded.

 

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ARC Discovery Indigenous Education, Curriculum, Teacher Development

 

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$28,597 per annum, tax exempt and indexed annually. 
Eligible applicants who are competitive for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend scholarship may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $45,076 per annum, tax exempt and indexed annually.

Funding is available for applicants to PhD, Masters by Research and MPhil programs.

This project involves researchers across four Australian universities, led by UNSW. The candidate will be enrolled at one of these universities based on their primary supervisor’s university affiliation.

Research Areas: Indigenous Education, Curriculum, Teacher Development

As part of an ARC Discovery Indigenous Project, this project focuses on how and the extent to which Australian teachers are able meaningfully engage with and enact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content of the Australian Science and History Curriculum. The project includes both qualitative and quantitative components. 

The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to be involved with and contribute to innovative research on a topic of national importance and to receive interdisciplinary training and mentorship.

This position is open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Eligibility

  • Due to funding arrangements and current international travel restrictions, applicants must be a domestic candidate currently located in Australia with capacity to commence study in 2021 or 2022. 

  • Be able to undertake full-time study. 

  • Meet all necessary requirements for admission to an HDR program at UNSW. Eligibility requirements can be viewed here: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/study-us/postgraduate-research/how-apply  

  • This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates should first contact Chief Investigator A/Pro Kevin Lowe to discuss their interest and suitability for this project. Email A/Prof Lowe on kevin.lowe@unsw.edu.au with the subject line: “ARC Scholarship” 

After consultation with A/Prof Lowe, eligible candidates will be invited to submit an expression of interest with the following:

  1. Cover letter addressing the following: capacity to undertake study as specified above (i.e., location, full-time, commence by 2022), educational attainment, research experience, and provisional project title. 

  2. 500-word summary of proposed project. Please address the objectives of the proposed project and include the proposed methodology. The successful applicant will have access to the following data, thus they may consider these when developing their project proposal. However, candidates are also encouraged to consider collecting complementary data:

    - Audit of the NESA and ACARA Science and History Curriculum  

    - Qualitative interview data from Curriculum experts  

    - Quantitative survey data from NSW and QLD secondary Science and History Teachers  

    - Qualitative focus group data from NSW and QLD secondary Science and History Teachers  

  3. Current CV 

  4. Writing sample (e.g., journal article, book chapter, report, essay, media output, etc).

  5. Names of two academic referees able to attest to your capacity to undertake this study

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

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ARC Laureate PhD Scholarships in The Regulation of the Data Revolution

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$28,597 per annum plus Faculty top-up ($5,000 per annum)

Up to 4 years, subject to confirmation of candidature and satisfactory progress. 

The Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney, wishes to offer two PhD Scholarships for applicants with outstanding research potential and an interest in how society might best regulate the rise of data and its algorithmic analysis. 

This PhD scholarship is available to applicants who are interested in undertaking research for an ARC Laureate project entitled “The Financial Data Revolution: Seizing the Benefits, Controlling the Risks", led by Scientia Professor Ross Buckley.  

Eligibility

Applicants may be Australian citizens, permanent residents or international.

Students currently enrolled in or holding an offer to commence a full-time PhD in the UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice in 2021 may apply, provided that, by the application deadline, they shall have been enrolled for no longer than twelve months and they are not already holding or have been offered a scholarship for study at UNSW.

The Scholarship is for study on a full-time basis only, unless there are exceptional personal or medical circumstances that would require study on a part-time basis for all or part of the PhD program. This Scholarship is not open to students already enrolled in a PhD program elsewhere.

Selection criteria

Australian citizens and permanent residents must possess:

  • an undergraduate degree in Law or a related discipline with a minimum Honours Class II, Division (I) that includes a substantial research component (or equivalent); or 

  • a postgraduate qualification in Law or a related discipline (including a substantial research component) with an average that equates to a minimum Distinction average at UNSW (75%); or

  • equivalent research or professional experience, supported by references and a detailed CV.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the Application Form for the Faculty of Law & Justice PhD Scholarship. Application forms are available either by emailing Jenny Jarrett on j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au or download application form here

Please email completed applications to:

Dr Jenny Jarrett
HDR Officer
University of New South Wales
Faculty of Law & Justice
Email: j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au

For further enquiries, please contact:

Dr Jenny Jarrett
HDR Officer
Faculty of Law & Justice
Tel: 0466 716 527
Email: j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au

Further details on purpose, eligibility, selection criteria, residential requirement, selection criteria, details of available scholarship, how to apply and submission of application here

Applications open until both scholarships are awarded

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ARC Linkage project on Disassembly Automation of End-of-Life (EOL) Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries

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A stipend of $33,281 per annum (tax-free) will be provided for three years (2021-2024).

Additional top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum may also be available for qualified candidates.

Three PhD scholarships are available to work within the recently commenced ARC Linkage project on Disassembly Automation of End-of-Life (EOL) Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries.

  • PhD Project 1: The aim of this sub-project is to develop a cognitive robotic agent with learning by demonstration and reasoning capabilities to handle uncertainties around battery types and conditions.

  • PhD Project 2: The aim of this sub-project is to design, develop and operate a scalable, automated disassembly cell and tooling to address the current volume as well as the projected volume growth in the near future.

  • PhD Project 3: The aim of this sub-project is to develop a vision system for safe disassembly of a de-charged battery pack to cell level.

The project will be undertaken through the Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering Research Group @ UNSW (www.lceresearch.unsw.edu.au) and the associated industry partner organisation. It is expected that the qualified candidates will closely work with the project industry partner to deliver project outcomes

Eligibility

  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at Honours 1 or equivalent in one of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, Electrical, or Computer Science or allied disciplines.

  • Prior experience with EV batteries will be desirable.

How to apply

Further information on the project and scholarships on offer may be obtained from Prof. S. Kara (S.Kara@unsw.edu.au). Applications for the scholarship should include the following:

  • Cover letter and motivation,

  • Academic transcript and/or record, and,

  • CV.

 
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ARC PhD Scholarship - Networks in Flux: Understanding Institutional Change

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$38,597
living stipend per annum for up to 3 years (tax free)

Networks in Flux is an ARC funded project exploring the impact of new technologies on the HIV and HCV sector in Victoria. The PhD will contribute to this project by examining either:

a) Effective methods of knowledge translation, using the results and analysis of data collected in the project to provide information to the HIV and HCV sector; or

b) Exploring institutional change in the face of network interventions, in order to identify effective methods for producing long lasting positive change in the sector.

Networks in Flux is a multi-institutional project, bringing together researchers from the Centre for Social Impact, Monash University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, and the Burnet Institute. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with internationally recognised researchers, and to develop experience working with the public health sector in Victoria.

The scholarship: $28,597 (plus a $10,000 faculty top up) per annum, for a total of $38,597 per year.

The scholarship is provided by the UNSW Faculty of Business, applicants will be supported in this application by the research team.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must meet UNSW's PhD Scholarship requirements

  • Canidates with undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications in sociology, public health or related fields will be considered favourably

How to Apply

Applicants should provide a CV and a 2-3 page expression of interest detailing how their previous research experience aligns with this project, and how they would propose to initially develop a research proposal in line with the above description.  Applications can be emailed to dan.chamberlain@unsw.edu.au.

All enquiries are welcome, and should be directed to dan.chamberlain@unsw.edu.au

Applications open until end of December 2022 unless awarded prior, applicants are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest as soon as possible

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ARC PhD - Industrial Transformation Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E)

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$33,413 per annum for three years

Additional top-up of $10,000 may also be available for qualified candidates

A new PhD scholarship is available to work within the recently commenced ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E

International climate targets require immediate emission reduction. Societies around the world envisage that hydrogen will play a key role in the decarbonisation of transportation and the heavy emitting industries such as steel, cement, paper etc. However, there is multiple hydrogen value chains, technologies, and associated life cycles, from production, storage, use to end-of-life. This requires technological and environmental impact evaluation of alternative hydrogen value chains and their environmental impact reduction potential in various heavy emitting industries to make sure problem shifting does not occur in the future.

Therefore, the aim of the project is to investigate the environmental impact and the reduction potential of various hydrogen value chains, their life cycle technology options with a system of system perspective.

 

Eligibility

 

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree of at Honours 1 or equivalent in Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical or Environmental Engineering. A prior experience with Life Cycle Assessment, System of System Modelling and Hydrogen Value Chain will be desirable.

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and foreign nationals may apply for this scholarship.

 

How to Apply

Further information on the project and scholarships on offer may be obtained from Prof. S. Kara (S.Kara@unsw.edu.au). Applications for the scholarship should include the following:

  • Cover letter and motivation;

  • Academic transcript and/or record, and;

  • CV

Applications open until end of December 2022 unless awarded prior, applicants are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest as soon as possible

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Baxter Family Postgraduate Scholarship

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The scholarship will be paid as a top up at $15,000 per annum, payable for 3.5 years (pro rated for part-time or prior study) 

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage high-achieving students to pursue postgraduate study in Engineering, Medicine or Science, where research shows promise of advancing Australian technology and industry in the modern world. 

The scholarship is open to Domestic applicants and candidates planning to undertake a PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science. For 2023, three scholarships are available, one in each Faculty.

How to apply:

Submit a detailed statement of approximately two pages outlining the anticipated benefits of your proposed research to Australian technology and industry, attach CV, and send to domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au 

30 September, for commencement in 2023.

Results will be released mid-late November. 

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Black Dog Institute: First Nations Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship

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$44,637p.a for a maximum of 4 years* based on satisfactory progress 

$20,000 Career Development Fund package* 

 

Access to a comprehensive Research Training and Career Development program

 

A six-month (two terms) integrated internship with an academic unit or industry partner (optional)*

 

*details in Terms and Conditions  

 

The Black Dog Institute is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) with a clear goal to support improving social and emotional wellbeing of First Nations peoples by being a trusted partner. Black Dog Institute recognises the critical importance of First Nation’s led research in this and as such, is seeking applications for a full PhD Scholarship from First Nations candidates to conduct research centred on social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please reach out if you want to discuss the terms and conditions or find out more about our programs. We are keen to build pathways that support students.

The First Nations Social and Emotional Wellbeing Scholarship is a full 4-year* PhD scholarship offered to outstanding domestic candidates to be trained to conduct research under the supervision of experienced academics affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW. Students may also have the option of undertaking a 2-year* Masters of Philosophy program and then applying for entry to a 4-year PhD program at the conclusion of the Masters. Both options include avenues for a First Nations mentor.

There are opportunities to develop projects that will evaluate the Black Dog Institute’s First Nations strategy; focus on the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, in children, young people, and adults; developing and testing strategies to prevent suicide, from those that address the social determinants of suicide to crisis interventions for people at imminent risk of suicide; and, develop projects that aim to prevent and provide early intervention of common mental health disorders in young people and adults. All students will be provided with training in First Nations specific research methodology ensuring that students are both supported and provided with the tools needed to complete their project. They will also be provided with mentoring from existing First Nations Black Dog Institute staff.

How to apply:

For more information and to submit an EOI, click here

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the requirements described in the Admission to Higher Degree Research Program Procedure at the time of admission.

In addition, applicant must:

- be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage

- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen holding the relevant visa

- be eligible to receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or equivalent

- not be receiving another scholarship or salary providing a combined benefit in excess of 75% of this scholarship stipend rate as described in the Higher Degree Research Scholarships Procedure.

- be able to start their candidature the year of the offer

- enrol as full time or part time PhD candidate

 

8 December 2022

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Data 61 Scholarship - Bayesian Inference on short texts

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Successful candidates receive a scholarship package including:

  • A stipend at the Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (2022 rate $29,863 pa) and/or a Top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum.

  • Benefits of up to $5,000 learning and development funding over the term of the scholarship with the use of these funds being at the discretion of CSIRO and the student's university supervisor.

  • Access to national research infrastructure, tools, and resources to further enhance your research capability.

Important note: Students who are awarded a base stipend from their university will be considered for top-up scholarships from CSIRO’s Data61.
 

Bayesian Inference on short texts: this project will consider ways in which expert knowledge can be included to guide the creation of topics groups in short texts; the incorporation of meta information; and the related issues of Bayesian model choice. For large scale problems, development of new computational methods will be required, particularly in cases for when new information becomes available. This project aims to address these two challenges and support causal analysis in heterogeneous and dynamic settings through a knowledge-driven causal framework.

Eligibility criteria and selection criteria

  • A first-class honours (H1) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant research area (completed or near completion);

  • Students with a strong background in mathematics, statistics and/or computer science with a strong maths background; 

  • Applied for admission to a PhD program at an Australian university 

  • A university supervisor who confirms they are willing and able to supervise you;

  • Not already hold a PhD degree.  

 
Applications will be assessed on: 

  • Academic calibre of the student:  The quality of the student is critical to the assessment of a scholarship and candidates must have a relevant first-class honours (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university (students near the completion of their honours year will be asked to demonstrate evidence of first-class honours upon receiving final grades). 

  • Research potential of the student:  The student must be able to demonstrate research potential to carry out the nominated research project including required research knowledge, literacy, and skills.

  • Evidence of skills and capability required to carry out the advertised project:  The student should demonstrate through their application the required skills, knowledge, and experience for the particular project.  

How to apply:

Applications require the following documentation:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Academic Transcripts

 
Information about these documents is outlined below. Candidates may be required to provide at least two referees (preferably academic referees) upon request.
 
In the online application system (https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Various-Data61-PhD-scholarships/932023710/), you will be required to submit your application in the following order:

  1. In the ‘Resume/CV’ field attach your Cover Letter and Resume/CV as one document.

  2. In the ‘Cover Letter’ field attach your Academic Transcripts.

  3. In the ‘Education’ section select your university from the Educational Institute list.

  4. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section, select your preferred research project/s in order of preference.  You are not required to provide your Grade Point Average (GPA), please select ‘Not Applicable’.
     

If you have a question, please email Tom Stindl t.stindl@unsw.edu.au.

3 November 2022, 11pm (AEDT)

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Data 61 Scholarship - Reproducibility and replicability

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Successful candidates receive a scholarship package including:

  • A stipend at the Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (2022 rate $29,863 pa) and/or a Top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum.

  • Benefits of up to $5,000 learning and development funding over the term of the scholarship with the use of these funds being at the discretion of CSIRO and the student's university supervisor.

  • Access to national research infrastructure, tools and resources to further enhance your research capability.

  • A maximum scholarship term of 3.5 years (less any time lapsed in a PhD if you are already enrolled and have commenced studies at the university).

Reproducibility and replicability (R&R) in scientific research are essential to validate results and confirm new knowledge. They are even more important when these results inform policy, future scientific studies, or health-based decisions. This PhD research will build the framework and structure from which an R-index can be constructed across research in Science, Engineering and Medicine. This work will be of global importance and potentially extremely significant impact.

Eligibility criteria and selection criteria

  • A first-class honours (H1) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant research area (completed or near completion);

  • Applied for admission to a PhD program at an Australian university or be a student enrolled in their first 12 months of study in a PhD program at an Australian University;

  • A university supervisor who confirms they are willing and able to supervise you;

  • Not already hold a PhD degree.  

 
Important note: If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD on 01 February 2023. Students who are awarded a base stipend from their university will be considered for top-up scholarships from CSIRO’s Data61.
Applications will be assessed on: 

  • Academic calibre of the student:  The quality of the student is critical to the assessment of a scholarship and candidates must have a relevant first-class honours (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university (students near the completion of their honours year will be asked to demonstrate evidence of first-class honours upon receiving final grades). 

  • Research potential of the student:  The student must be able to demonstrate research potential to carry out the nominated research project including required research knowledge, literacy, and skills.

  • Evidence of skills and capability required to carry out the advertised project:  The student should demonstrate through their application the required skills, knowledge, and experience for the particular project.  

How to Apply:

Applications require the following documentation:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Academic Transcripts

 
Information about these documents is outlined below. Candidates may be required to provide at least two referees (preferably academic referees) upon request.
 
In the online application system (https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Various-Data61-PhD-scholarships/932023710/), you will be required to submit your application in the following order:

  1. In the ‘Resume/CV’ field attach your Cover Letter and Resume/CV as one document.

  2. In the ‘Cover Letter’ field attach your Academic Transcripts.

  3. In the ‘Education’ section select your university from the Educational Institute list.

  4. in the ‘Job-Specific Information’ section, select your preferred research project/s in order of preference.  You are not required to provide your Grade Point Average (GPA), please select ‘Not Applicable’.
     

If you have a question, please email Yanan Fan Yanan.Fan@data61.csiro.au

3 November 2022, 11pm (AEDT)

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Faculty of Medicine and Health - PhD Scholarship in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Health

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$35,000 per annum for 3.5 years

For applicants awarded an RTP Stipend Scholarship, a top-up scholarship of $15,000 per annum for 3.5 years is available, with a $10,000 allowance per annum for three years for travel, professional development and consumables allowance

Background: Do you want to pursue a career in research, improving equity in healthcare and wellbeing for vulnerable population groups?

People with developmental or intellectual disability experience high rates of mental and physical health conditions. They are disproportionally represented in mental health services and particularly in the costs of mental health service delivery. They have higher rates of morbidity and avoidable deaths, alongside poor access to health services and preventative healthcare. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has found people with cognitive disability “continue to be subject to systematic neglect in our health system”.

 

Information about 3DN’s activities: We work to improve health policy, practice and support for people with an intellectual or developmental disability. We conduct co-designed research with high translational benefit to the disability and health sectors. 3DN builds capacity through teaching, training, health promotion, development of educational resources and the conduct of other professional activities.

 

Eligibility: Students with honours, masters or equivalent degrees in medicine, allied health, data science, biostatistics or related disciplines would be well suited. Aboriginal or Torres Strait applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may be Australian citizens, permanent residents or NZ citizens. Applicants must meet the UNSW PhD entry requirements and be able to enrol as a full-time domestic PhD scholar.

More information about this scholarship and 3DN's projects is available here.

How to apply: To commence the EOI process please contact the 3DN Student Coordinators Dr Rachael Cvejic (r.cvejic@unsw.edu.au) and Dr Janelle Weise (j.weise@unsw.edu.au) with a 1 page EOI, your CV and academic transcripts.

31 January 2023

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Helen Christensen Mental Health Research Scholarship

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- A stipend of $44,637 per year (indexed, 2022 rate) for a maximum of 4 years* based on satisfactory progress 

- A Career Development Fund of $20,000, ($2,000 in the first year of candidature and then $6,000 per annum upon confirmation and for the remainder of the candidature to a maximum of 4 years) 

- Access to a comprehensive Research Training and Career Development program 

- A six-month (2 Terms) integrated internship with an academic unit or industry partner (optional component)

As a global leader in mental health research and the only Medical Research Institute (MRI) in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, we are pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities. The Black Dog Institute Helen Christensen Mental Health Research Scholarship is a full 4-year*(*Duration subject to taking up six-month internship, which is optional) PhD scholarship offered to outstanding domestic candidates to be trained to conduct research specifically in the field of mental health, under the supervision of experienced academics affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW. 

A PhD scholarship with the Black Dog Institute provides the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field of mental health research, and project funding in one of four key research areas:

Clinical Research: The aim of our clinical research stream is to improve the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, in children, young people and adults. Our research focuses on developing, testing and disseminating new and improved treatments for these conditions, and improving access to evidence-based treatment through advanced training and harnessing the latest advances in digital technology.

Suicide Prevention: Our suicide prevention stream is focused on developing and testing strategies to prevent suicide, from those that address the social determinants of suicide to crisis interventions for people at imminent risk of suicide. Our research includes the integration of these strategies into an effective framework for implementation. We work closely with lived experience and service delivery partners to trial strategies that can be implemented and scaled up to have a real impact. While our work is largely translational, there is also a knowledge-building component to understand how best to reduce suicide rates.

Population Mental Health: The Population Mental Health research stream conducts innovative, world-leading research on the prevention and early intervention of common mental health disorders in young people and adults. A key focus of our research is on the development, testing, and translation of innovative prevention and early intervention programs that can be implemented at scale across education, health, and community settings to protect against the onset and progression of these conditions & empower communities to take action.

First Nations Research: The First Nations social and emotional wellbeing research stream is focused on furthering the understanding of the holistic concept of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) and producing high level, strengths-based research that will lead to initiatives for improved SEWB for First Nations individuals, families and communities. The use of First Nations research methodologies is encouraged and diverse forms of “evidence” are considered relevant. All research undertaken in this stream is guided by the AIATSIS code of ethics for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the UN declaration of the rights of Indigenous peoples.
 

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the requirements described in the Admission to Higher Degree Research Program Procedure at the time of admission. 

In addition, applicant must: 
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen holding the relevant visa 
- be eligible to receive an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or equivalent 
- not be receiving another scholarship or salary providing a combined benefit in excess of 75% of this scholarship stipend rate as described in the Higher Degree Research Scholarships Procedure.
- be able to start their candidature the year of the offer
- enrol as full time or part time PhD candidate
- be located at the Black Dog Institute Randwick site. Conducting research away from the Institute will require a formal process of approval.

More information and to submit an EOI - Black Dog Institute PhD Scholarships - Black Dog Institute

8 December 2022

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Petre Foundation Scholarship

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The scholarship will be paid as a stipend for general living costs at AU$32,000 per annum, payable for 3.5 years.

A runner up will receive a $10,000 lump sum in either 2022 or 2023 (depending on enrolment start).

The Scholarship can be held in conjunction with a Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) if the recipient is International.

The Scholarship aims to attract an UNSW PhD candidate with exceptional research potential. The scholarship will be awarded to one PhD candidate who can demonstrate academic excellence and whose research contributes to the betterment of mankind without regard for their own personal or commercial gain.

The PhD candidate must undertake a world-leading scientific research project at UNSW in the areas of fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research.  The research should be innovative and focused on delivery rather than solving social problems or delivering policy-driven outcomes.

The Scholarship is awarded in accordance with the eligibility requirements outlined in this document, and on a competitive basis.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship, the candidate must:

  • commence in 2023 (Candidates who commenced in 2022 may be considered for the 2022 $10,000 lump sum only)

  • have Honours 1 or equivalent qualifications;

  • be enrolled in a full-time PhD at UNSW;

  • be commencing in a program in fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research;

  • not have previously held the Scholarship;

  • not use the Scholarship to undertake research that has commercial gains or outcomes that aims to solve social problems or deliver policy-driven outcomes.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Potential for Impact: Explain how your PhD research project contributes to the betterment of mankind (50%)

  • Innovation: Indicate how your PhD research project is innovative. Will your PhD research project challenge existing paradigms and/or employ new methodologies or concepts? Describe any novel approaches. (25%)

  • Academic Excellence: Demonstrate academic excellence through your grades/marks from your previous degrees, and details of any relevant awards in your application form. (25%)

How to Apply

  • Complete this form and submit it along with a current CV and supervisor statement to domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au. Include your Student ID or application number.

  • Apply for admission through Apply Online.

  • International applicants must also apply for the main scholarship round and be considered for the TFS to cover tuition fees. 

30 October, for commencement in 2023.

Results will be release late November-mid December. 

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PhD Scholarship: Empowering Women in the Era of Construction 4.0

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$40,000 per annum for 3.5 years, tax exempt, and $10,000 additional research development funding for the duration of the candidature

Funding body:  Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Research Areas:  Attracting, retaining and empowering women in construction

 

We are offering a scholarship for a PhD candidate as part of a government funded project: Attracting, Retaining and Empowering Women in Construction (https://ministers.pmc.gov.au/gallagher/2022/funding-six-projects-boost-womens-employment-and-leadership and https://www.pmc.gov.au/office-women/grants-and-funding/wldp-2020-21). You will be based in the School of Built Environment, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.

The Project

The construction industry is a traditionally male-dominated industry, with women’s low representation remains unchanged for decades despite many efforts to improve. Recently, the construction industry is bracing the increasing opportunities and challenges that advanced digital technologies bring. This research addresses these two issues together by investigating how technologies change the personal, relational and environmental dimensions of women's empowerment in construction. It then provides strategies and practical guidelines for partner organisations, government and other stakeholders to engage and empower women though technology advancement and STEM education. This improves both skills shortage and gender diversity issues in the construction industry.

The successful candidate will have some flexibilities to adjust the research project after an in-depth literature review, and in discussion with the supervisors (Dr. Cynthia Changxin Wang, and Associate Professor Riza Sunindijo).

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to pursue PhD study with potential to work part-time for the government funded project.

Eligibility:

The scholarship is available to a female applicant. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome to apply.

The candidate must be eligible to enrol in an accredited Research Doctorate at UNSW. Applicants for this scholarship will not be considered if they do not meet the minimum UNSW requirements for doctoral candidature. Please first check the requirements for admission for PhD candidature before applying to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met. https://research.unsw.edu.au/higher-degree-research-programs

 

Application guide:

You will be required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for admission to the PhD at UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. Please see here for more details:

https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/study-us/postgraduate-research/how-apply

Submit all required documents and any queries directly to Dr. Cynthia Wang (cynthia.wang@unsw.edu.au) and A/Prof. Riza Yosia Sunindijo (r.sunindijo@unsw.edu.au). The required documents include:

  • Your CV and copy of all your academic transcripts

  • Names of two academic referees

  • Evidence of meeting UNSW English Language Requirements

  • One sample of written work appropriate for an academic audience, e.g., undergraduate dissertation, peer-reviewed journal article, etc.

  • A draft research proposal outlining research background, research gap/problem, research aim and objectives, the significance of the research, short literature review, research plan and schedule, and expected research outcomes (no more than 3000 words).

  • A “Statement of Purpose” outlining your reasons for applying, how you meet the eligibility criteria, and your personal goals (about 100 words).

 

The subject line for your email should be PhD Scholarship of Women in Construction. (The best approach is to send a short email to inform Dr. Wang and A/Prof. Sunindijo as soon as you decide to submit an application, then you can take your time to prepare the whole set of documents and email them again before the deadline.)

After the EOI process, the successful applicant will need to submit a formal application to the UNSW Graduate Research School via ApplyOnline to receive a formal offer. More details here.

Submit all required documents by Friday 25 Nov 2022. Selected candidates will be interviewed online by Wed, 7 Dec 2022, and if successful, candidate will be notified/invited to submit formal application by Wed, 14 Dec. 2022. Candidate can start the PhD as early as Term 1 2023 (February 2023), or in negotiation with the supervisors.

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UNSW-MEMJET-CSIRO Data61 Next-Gen PhD Scholarships in Data Science and AI in Image and Data Analyses - Memjet Cloud Services

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$40,500 per annum for 3.5 years

CSIRO provides funds for scholarships to students participating in the new  Next Generation Emerging Technologies Graduate Programs. These funds consist of funds from the Commonwealth under the Commonwealth Agreement and Cash Contributions from industry partners. The programs provide scholarships to domestic students and allow them to be part of a multi-disciplinary team aimed at solving real-world challenges. Two such projects with Memjet as industry partner are allocated to UNSW Sydney.

Memjet cloud services

Memjet has a cloud services component of its business. This is an in-field print systems monitoring tool, which enables increased customer value, savings and more market and product understanding. This tool when implemented will used to predict maintenance, downtime, product performance and durability. In addition, the information from the tool can be used for improved service delivery.

The research will develop and optimise machine and deep learning algorithms which are quick and accurate giving near real-time information on the ‘condition’ of print systems including hardware, consumables, and print cycles. A key component of the research will be to identify what information/parameter is relevant to understanding the ‘condition’ of the system, and how these parameters impact on the system in terms of performance and durability.

PhD candidates will be expected to carry out their research with partial placement within Memjet’s Macquarie Park R&D facility with components of the research being conducted at UNSW’s School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility:

  • Priority will be given to UNSW Graduates

  • This opportunity is open to Domestic candidates only

  • Scholarships are available to full-time candidates only

  • Applicants should have a background in mathematics, statistics, probabilistic methodologies, deep and machine learning and experimental design as well as some experience with coding in R or Python

  • An understanding and enthusiasm for printing technologies is highly desired.

How to Apply:

Please send an email with subject line 'Memjet Scholarships' to Professor Spiridon Penev (s.penev@unsw.edu.au) and Professor Pierre Lafaye (lafaye@unsw.edu.au) with your CV, transcript and your motivation.

Applications will remain open until the scholarships are awarded.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

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UNSW-MEMJET-CSIRO Data61 Next-Gen PhD Scholarships in Data Science and AI in Image and Data Analyses - Memjet Manufacturing Calibration Systems

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Description

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$40,500 per annum for 3.5 years

CSIRO provides funds for scholarships to students participating in the new  Next Generation Emerging Technologies Graduate Programs. These funds consist of funds from the Commonwealth under the Commonwealth Agreement and Cash Contributions from industry partners. The programs provide scholarships to domestic students and allow them to be part of a multi-disciplinary team aimed at solving real-world challenges. Two such projects with Memjet as industry partner are allocated to UNSW Sydney.

Memjet Manufacturing Calibration Systems

Memjet manufactures printheads, inks, ink delivery systems, and many of the subcomponents that go to digital inkjet printers. The printers can be those in offices but also those used for high-speed commercial and industrial printing for many different applications in different sectors of the economy. These Memjet systems all require calibration. The complex multi-component systems include thousands of inkjet nozzles operating at high speed and temperatures controlled by precise electronics and hardware. The interactions of the printer head technology and ink both within the printer and on the ‘printed on’ substrates are equally complex and need constant calibration to ensure product quality.
The current systems for calibration can be time consuming and can result in manufactured product faults and expensive wastage.

The research will develop artificial intelligence with improved machine & deep learning techniques to optimise and automate the calibration systems with the outcomes being timely, routine, and systematic processes that are part of product manufacturing and enhancement. The research will use existing data from human inspection of test prints and a large database of scanned images of test prints to reduce the cost and time required to assess the performance of manufactured inkjet printheads, calibrate each printhead, and classify print quality defects to drive product improvement.

PhD candidates will be expected to carry out their research with partial placement within Memjet’s Macquarie Park R&D facility with components of the research being conducted at UNSW’s School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility:

  • Priority will be given to UNSW Graduates

  • This opportunity is open to Domestic candidates only

  • Scholarships are available to full-time candidates only

  • Applicants should have a background in mathematics, statistics, probabilistic methodologies, deep and machine learning and experimental design as well as some experience with coding in R or Python

  • An understanding and enthusiasm for printing technologies is highly desired.

How to Apply:

Please send an email with subject line 'Memjet Scholarships' to Professor Spiridon Penev (s.penev@unsw.edu.au) and Professor Pierre Lafaye (lafaye@unsw.edu.au) with your CV, transcripts and your motivation.  

Applications will remain open until the scholarships are awarded.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

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WT Partnership PhD Scholarship - Embodied Carbon

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$35,000 per annum for 4 years

This PhD Scholarship in the UNSW School of Built Environment to support an area of study in embodied carbon of both the construction materials and the operational carbon costs of running the facility (building).

Sponsor information: 

WT are award-winning international cost management consultants, quantity surveyors, sustainability consultants, asset and building consultants, PPP advisors and facilities managers. Their expertise covers the building, construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as the management of facilities and the provision of consultancy services. The company operates in Australia and the United Kingdom as well as Europe, Asia, India, North America, Central America and the Pacific, providing consultancy services for public and private sector clients.

Eligibility:

How to Apply:

Please send your CV, transcripts and a cover letter via email with the subject line "WT Scholarship application" to Matthias (Hank) Haeusler: m.haeusler@unsw.edu.au

1 November 2022

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WT Partnership PhD Scholarship - Predictive Analysis

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$35,000 per annum for 4 years

This PhD Scholarship in the UNSW School of Built Environment is to support an area of study in predictive analysis of potential overruns based on analytics of historical data.

Sponsor information: 

WT are award-winning international cost management consultants, quantity surveyors, sustainability consultants, asset and building consultants, PPP advisors and facilities managers. Their expertise covers the building, construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as the management of facilities and the provision of consultancy services. The company operates in Australia and the United Kingdom as well as Europe, Asia, India, North America, Central America and the Pacific, providing consultancy services for public and private sector clients.

Eligibility:

How to Apply:

Please send your CV, transcripts and a cover letter via email with the subject line "WT Scholarship application" to Matthias (Hank) Haeusler: m.haeusler@unsw.edu.au

1 November 2022

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