Faculty and Donor Funded Scholarships

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

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

ARC PhD Scholarship in Design 

$33,281 annual living allowance for up to 3 years, beginning in 2021

A PhD scholarship is available for exceptional students to complete a PhD in Design supervised by Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Dennis Del Favero (UNSW, School of Art & Design) and Professor Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW, School of Computer Science & Engineering) beginning in 2021. The scholarship is available to undertake a practice-based design research PhD, which will focus on a range of areas including interaction and visual design.

The project undertaken by the successful PhD candidate will be closely aligned with a national ARC-funded project ‘Transforming rehearsal design using a digital aesthetic’. The national project is currently part of flagship research in the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. It aims to practically enable creatives to immersively design using a networked visualisation platform at one-to-one scale. The project will transform how design can be applied to optimize interaction design in creative industry contexts. The project is undertaken in collaboration with a range of creative industry partners including Opera Australia. This scholarship provides industry immersion with the successful candidate embedded within a partner organisation for a minimum of one year of their candidature. The candidate will be part of an art, design and technology research team and will contribute to the participatory research process collaborating directly with creative industry practitioners. 

Eligibility details

Essential:

  • meet the UNSW PhD entry requirements.

  • a four-year Bachelor's degree with Honours Class I from an Australian institution or equivalent research qualification experience. This qualification must be in a field relevant to the proposed area of research.

  • be able to enrol as a full-time PhD student.

  • a portfolio of design work that demonstrates knowledge of methods used in experience design such as interaction, graphic and interface design.

  • Practical knowledge of graphic design software (e.g. Adobe creative suite).

Desirable:

  • Experience in designing interfaces for AR, VR and mixed reality

  • Knowledge and understanding of creative industry practices

  • An interest and awareness of digital interaction

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship – or for more information about the project, eligibility or selection criteria – email Professor Dennis Del Favero (d.delfavero@unsw.edu.au). Please include your CV, academic transcripts, and a broad description of research interests (maximum 500 words).

 

National Heart Foundation 

$43,281 for up to 3.5 years (tax free)

During the course of this PhD the successful candidate will undertake a range of computational and experimental testing to develop the next generation of stent designs. These are commonly used small scaffolding mesh wire devices to open blocked arteries and restore circulation. The work promises improve the lives of more than 2 million stent patients each year world-wide. 

The candidate should have a strong fluid mechanics and mechanical engineering background and ideally an understanding of vascular mechanics. 

You will be part of an international young, dynamic and thriving team across New Zealand and Australia, which values collaboration, inclusivity and excellence. Weekly group and individual meetings will allow you to excel in your work. For more details see www.svmgroup.org and www.coronaryatlas.org

Eligibility Criteria:
-    Bachelor (Honours) or Masters degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering; at 1st class or upper second class level, or equivalent. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research
-    Have demonstrated research capability and passion 
-    Excellent team and communication skills

How to Apply:
-    Submit your cover letter, CV and transcripts to Dr Susann Beier s.beier@unsw.edu.au
 

Closing soon. 

We are looking to recruit a suitable candidate for a T1 or T2 2021 start. 

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) PhD Scholarship

 

$41,209 for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.

The successful applicant will be entitled to a support package of up to AUD$ 10,000 per annum for career development activities.

Open to Australian citizens & permanent residents only.

This PhD project is part of a DST Group research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor (Honours) or Masters degree in Mechanical, Civil, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering; at 1st class or upper second class level, or equivalent. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research

  • The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/

For more details about this scholarship & the application process, visit AMAC: http://advanced-composites.co/

Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Gangadhara Prusty, Email: g.prusty@unsw.edu.au 

 

For more details about this scholarship & the application process, visit AMAC: http://advanced-composites.co/

PhD Scholarship in ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making +Society, UNSW Node

$30,000 per annum living expenses for four years

The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the sociocultural aspects of automated decision-making in health or medicine under the supervision of Professor Deborah Lupton at the UNSW Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society.

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 candidature before completing this form, to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met. https://research.unsw.edu.au/higher-degree-research-programs

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 a part time candidate.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible candidates may apply for this Scholarship by submitting a written statement, of no more than two pages in length, addressing the below selection criteria:

  • Their academic training and achievements in a relevant discipline (see below)

  • Brief description of the proposed research/thesis, clearly demonstrating how it fits the research directions of the program led by Professor Lupton in the Health Focus Area in the Centre of Excellence

How to Apply:

Submit your application to FASSResearch@unsw.edu.au by Midday, 7 December 2020

Applications close Midday, 7 December 2020

For further enquiries, please visit the Faculty of Arts & Social Science's Scholarships & Prizes website

PhD Scholarship in Energy Storage

$28,092 per annum living expenses

This project is supported by the ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions at UNSW which conducts research in securing a reliable and economically efficient energy supply. This particular project involves research into flow batteries, including iron and vanadium-based systems.  

The project offers the PhD candidate an opportunity to enter an exciting critical field for energy storage and be part of an international leading research team. The scholarship is open to both domestic and international students.

The scholarship is open to both international and domestic applicants. 

Selection Criteria:

  • The candidate is expected to hold the equivalent  of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering or Chemistry. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the higher Degree Research UNSW (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/)

  • Demonstrated research capability (through undergraduate or Masters thesis) in engineering or chemistry.

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and management skills

How to Apply:

Submit expressions of interest to Associate Professor Chris Menictas (c.menictas@unsw.edu.au)
 

Duration:

Start T1 2021 or T2 2021
Duration 3.5 years from start date.

 

 

PhD Scholarship in Energy Storage Project SONAR

$28,092 per annum living expenses  

 

This project is an international project, Project SONAR (Modelling for the search for new active materials for redox flow batteries). The particular project to be carried at UNSW involves research into flow battery stack and system design modelling. Initially, studies will look at hydraulic factors exploring flow paths in cells and stacks and then it will be extended to electrochemical and thermal models. All three models with then be coupled to provide a system level model providing information on the performance of the overall system. 

The project offers the PhD candidate an opportunity to enter an exciting critical field for energy storage and be part of an international research consortium. 

Further information on Project SONAR and partners can be found at https://www.sonar-redox.eu/en/About.html

The scholarship is open to both international and domestic applicants. 

Selection Criteria:

  • The candidate is expected to hold the equivalent of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering). The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the higher Degree Research UNSW (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/

  • Demonstrated research capability (through undergraduate or Masters thesis) in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering).

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and management skills

How to Apply:

Submit expressions of interest to Associate Professor Chris Menictas (c.menictas@unsw.edu.au)
 

 

Duration:

Start T1 2021 or T2 2021
Duration 3.5 years from start date.

 

 

 

PhD Scholarship - Quantum Technology in Space

$45,000 per annum for 3 years

$16,000 per annum top up scholarship for 3 years

$5,000 per annum for travel to the United States and international conferences.

In this 3-year PhD project, you will be tasked with exploring the use of quantum technology, such as quantum entanglement, as a means to enhance next-generation equipment that NASA may deploy in future systems.

This project offers the PhD candidate the opportunity to enter an exciting and emerging technology frontier that is positioned at the interface of advanced quantum physics and space-based technology. This three-year PhD Scholarship is sponsored in part by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Baltimore) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (Baltimore). Although the PhD candidate will be based at UNSW, Sydney he/she should be prepared to spend several weeks per year visiting and collaborating with NASA, Goddard in Baltimore, USA.

The candidate must be an Australian Citizen before the commencement of the PhD and is expected to hold the equivalent of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering or Physics. No prior experience in quantum physics is required – just the ability to learn new theoretical concepts quickly.

For more information, download this information sheet.

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Robert Malaney, Email r.malaney@unsw.edu.au

PhD Scholarships from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

$38,092 - $50,000 per year (plus conference travel allowance)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales is offering PhD Scholarships to exceptional individuals who hold Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, with our goal to train the next generation of industry and research leaders. This rewarding scholarship opportunity is competitive, with candidates expected to have exceptional academic credentials (Honours 1) and communication skills, as well as industry or other relevant experience following completion of their undergraduate studies. Candidates will also be assessed on their leadership abilities. The PhD scholarship is tax-free and includes travel to two local/international conferences during the 3.5 year program of study.

Potential applicants are welcome to discuss this opportunity with  Professor Denis O’Carroll: d.ocarroll@unsw.edu.au

To remain open until filled.

Applications including a resume and a copy of transcripts should be submitted to Ms Lucia Wong: lucia.wong1@unsw.edu.au

PhD Scholarship in Vitalities Lab, Centre for Social Research in Health/Social Policy Research Centre

$30,000 per annum living expenses for four years

The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the Vitalities Lab led by Professor Deborah Lupton.

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 candidature before completing this form, to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met. https://research.unsw.edu.au/higher-degree-research-programs

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 a part time candidate.

Selection Criteria:

Eligible candidates may apply for this Scholarship by submitting a written statement, of no more than two pages in length, addressing the below selection criteria:

  • Their academic training and achievements in a relevant discipline (see below)

  • Brief description of the proposed research/thesis, clearly demonstrating how it fits the research directions of the program led by Professor Lupton in the Vitalities Lab

How to Apply:

Submit your application to FASSResearch@unsw.edu.au by Midday, 7 December 2020

Applications close Midday, 7 December 2020

For further enquiries, please visit the Faculty of Arts & Social Science's Scholarships & Prizes website

PhD scholarship in Biomedical Engineering/ Regenerative Medicine

$38,092 per annum plus up to $5,000 per annum for travel to international collaborator and conferences for 3 years.

The successful candidate will explore how glycopolymer biomaterials interact with the blood vessel interface, an extracellular matrix at the surface of endothelial cells. These findings have implications for the discovery of effective treatments for vascular complications associated with conditions such as diabetes and cancer.

This project offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their skills in biomaterials, biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics and advanced imaging as well as project management, problem solving and communication.

The successful candidate will be a part of a dynamic research team at UNSW Sydney, will collaborate with Synedgen Inc (https://www.synedgen.com/) and have the opportunity to perform part of their research program at Synedgen’s facility in California, USA.

This scholarship is based on the successful award of an UNSW Domestic Research Scholarship ($28,092 per annum) and will also comprise a top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum and up to $5,000 per annum for travel to Synedgen Inc and conferences. UNSW Sydney will cover all tuition fees.

Eligibility criteria:

  • hold the equivalent of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering, Medical Science, or a related field.

  • meet the UNSW admission requirements for Higher Degree Research (see https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/)

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • excellent teamwork and communication skills

  • demonstrated capacity for and commitment to research

How to apply:

Submit applications to Associate Professor Megan Lord (m.lord@unsw.edu.au) with a cover letter, CV and academic transcripts.

Applications close 11 December 2020

For further enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Megan Lord (m.lord@unsw.edu.au)

Fully funded PhD scholarship: Machine learning for computationally efficient flood modelling

living stipend of $28,597 per annum (2021 rate) funded by Australian Research Council and a Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) from UNSW

The rapid expansion and growing density of our cities, together with climate change, have dramatically increased the risks of flooding. Two-dimensional (2D) flood models are increasingly used to accurately simulate flood inundations and assess the impact of mitigation solutions. Such models solve the governing physics equations (Shallow Water Equations - SWEs) using finite element or finite volume numerical methods. However, they are computationally demanding and require long run times. Therefore, these models are of limited use for exploratory modelling or real-time simulations. This interdisciplinary PhD will discover computationally fast flood simulation algorithms using state-of-the-art Machine Learning (ML) approaches. It will test whether existing numerical methods for solving the governing equations could be advanced/replaced using ML techniques, e.g., deep learning and physics-informed neural networks.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a citizen/permanent resident of Australia or currently live in Australia on a temporary visa

  • Have excelled in previous academic studies (Applicants must be Honours 1 or equivalent to be competitive).

  • Hold a degree in civil engineering (hydraulics) / mechanical engineering / computational mathematics / applied mathematics or computer science

  • Have excellent computer programming skills and experience in scientific computing, machine learning or numerical methods

  • Meet UNSW English Requirements for PhD in engineering

The full-time PhD will be enrolled within the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW (Kensington Campus) and will be guided by a group of supervisors from UNSW, Eawag (Switzerland), the University of British Colombia (Canada) and the University of Colorado Boulder (USA).

How to apply:

Please contact Dr Behzad Jamali (b.jamali@unsw.edu.au) or Associate Professor Aleksandar Ignjatovic ( a.ignjatovic@unsw.edu.au) with a subject heading “ARC Fast Flood Modelling PhD scholarship” with a CV and summarised transcripts.

Please submit your CV and transcripts by the 10 December 2020.

Applications close 10 December 2020

For further enquiries, please contact Dr Behzad Jamali (b.jamali@unsw.edu.au) or Associate Professor Aleksandar Ignjatovic ( a.ignjatovic@unsw.edu.au)/

 

 

Donor Funded Scholarships

In addition to Faculty/School funded scholarships, UNSW offer top-up scholarships funded by UNSW benefactors:

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

Baxter Family Postgraduate Scholarship*

$15,000 per annum

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

The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents planning to undertake a full time PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science.

The scholarship duration is 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension.

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.

*this scholarship is available for new candidates only, under full-time candidature

Closed

Harvey Carey Memorial Scholarship

$10,000 per annum for 3.5 years for a Research Doctorate, or 2 years for a Research Masters

Open to domestic and international candidates, new and existing candidates, and full or part time candidates

Selection Criteria:

The Donor and UNSW agree that the Scholarship shall be awarded in accordance with the following:

  • Academic merit

  • Interest in a research and/or an academic career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Brief research proposal outlining the significance of the planned project and potential to contribute to the understanding, treatment and/or management of one of the following areas:

  1. Reproductive endocrinology

  2. Infertility

  3. Hypertension of pregnancy

  4. Gestational diabetes

  5. Polycystic ovarian disease

  6. Menstrual disorders

  7. Oral contraception

  8. Menopause

Closed

Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship

For candidates receiving an Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship:

• $20,000 per annum top up scholarship

• $15,000 research and development fund

For candidates who hold a  competitively awarded scholarship*:

• Up to $30,000 per annum top up scholarship* 

• $5,000 research and development support fund

*NB: value of top up scholarship cannot be more than 75% of the value of your main scholarship  

One PhD Top Up Scholarship is available to a candidate who can demonstrate academic excellence and whose research contributes to the betterment of mankind without particular regard for their own personal or commercial gain. Candidates must be undertaking world leading scientific research at UNSW in the areas of fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research. Research should be innovative and focused on discovery rather than solving social problems or delivering policy-driven outcomes.

Eligibility

  • have commenced in a PhD at UNSW in Term 3 or Summer Term 2019, Term 1, 2020 or commencing a PhD in Term 2, 2020.

  • be awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) or other competitive scholarship for the duration of this Scholarship.

  • have Honours 1 or equivalent qualifications.

  • be enrolled or commencing a full-time PhD at UNSW.

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

  • not have previously held the Scholarship.

  • not hold a UNSW structured scholarship (Scientia PhD Scholarship or a UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship).

  • not breach their main award’s terms and conditions by accepting the Scholarship and

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

Note: the Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship is not open to candidates enrolled in a structured UNSW PhD program (Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme or UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship Program).

Selection Criteria

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

  • Innovation (25%):  How your PhD research project is innovative

  • Academic Excellence (25%):  How you demonstrate academic excellence through your previous degrees

How to apply:

Candidates must submit an application to the Graduate Research School: grs@unsw.edu.au by Friday 22, May 2020

Note: Candidates must read the Petre Foundation Top-Up Terms and Conditions before completing the application form.

Closed

 

 

For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.

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