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

NSW Health PhD Partnership Program

$40,000 per annum for 3.5 years

Project: Lab-on-a-chip scale-out of autologous cell and gene therapies

Project Description: This PhD award is provided by NSW Health, and funds research within the pharmaceutical and biological therapeutics sectors. The industry partner for this research program is CSL, an Australian Biopharmaceutical company. The aim of the project is to develop a Microscale Bioreactor to reduce the cost of cell and gene therapy manufacture. 

Through genetically modifying a patient’s cells, cell and gene therapy offers a cure for many diseases but requires a complex cell manufacturing process. Few patients are benefiting because the prevailing mass production approach is very expensive. This project will address productivity and affordability of cell and gene therapy manufacture by automating and miniaturising the complex tissue culture process using lab-on-a-chip. 

You will be working with a biomedical engineering team with expertise in microfluidic design and manufacture, stem cell biology and viral transduction technology. Depending on your undergraduate background, your PhD may focus on developing Lab-On-A-Chip design and manufacture, or lab-on-a-chip processes for blood stem cell gene therapy or Chimeric Antigen Receptor Activated T cell therapy for cancer. 
 

Conditions:
•    The successful candidate must commence their studies in Term 2 2020. Deferral is not possible.
•    The Program includes participation and completion of the Commercialisation Training Program delivered by NSW Health and other training programs specific to the project.
•    The PhD candidate will be required to assign Project IP developed to UNSW.  
•    The PhD candidate will retain the copyright in their Thesis.

Eligibility criteria:
The program is open to local applicants only (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents & New Zealand citizens).
All applicants must meet the following entry criteria to the PhD:
•    Applicants are able to meet the UNSW research higher degree programs admission criteria (Honours 1 or equivalent)
•    Applicants are able to meet the UNSW English language requirements

The Ideal Candidate:
The successful applicant will enrol in the PhD program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and should be an Australian domestic student with a Bachelor or Masters (Honours or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering. Some biological background or research experience is highly desirable, as is industry experience.

Supervision: 
Primary Supervisor: Dr Robert Nordon, The Graduate School of Biochemical Engineering, UNSW
Joint Supervisor: Dr Geoff Symonds, CSL

Location
The successful candidate will be located at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and may spend time at CSL cell manufacturing laboratories in Sydney.

Expression of Interest:
Interested applicants should send an email directly to Robert Nordon (r.nordon@unsw.edu.au) by Friday 24, April 2020. 
All EOIs must include the following:
•    A one page document outlining why they are the ideal candidate, plus
•    A copy of all academic transcripts
•    Evidence of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
•    An up-to-date CV
•    3 referees

 

Closing date: Friday 24, April 2020

Closing date: Friday 24, April 2020

Enquiries please contact: 

Dr Robert Nordon 

Email:  r.nordon@unsw.edu.au

NSW Health PhD Partnership Program

 

 

 

$40,000 per annum for 3.5 years

 

 

 

Project:  Analysis of extracellular matrix dynamics in renal fibrosis: towards discovering new therapeutic targets and biomarkers

Project Description: This PhD project addresses the problem of renal fibrosis. Fibrosis is a pathological process emerged as excessive accumulation of the cells-surrounding matter, the extracellular matrix (ECM), converting a functional organ tissue into a scar and ultimately leading to the organ failure. ECM is a complex three-dimensional (3D) matter secreted by cells. Despite accumulation of significant knowledge about the major signalling pathways involved in fibrosis, the options to safely control organ-specific, i.e. renal fibrosis in clinical conditions are still extremely limited. 

The ultimate goal of this PhD project is to identify new potential drug targets and biomarkers for treatment and diagnostics of renal fibrosis and develop an understanding of conversion of this knowledge into new pharmaceutical products for the patients with chronic kidneys disease.

This project will include an experimental study of the early, late and recovery stage changes the kidneys tissue and in urine using a unique animal model of reversible renal fibrosis using state-of-the-art methods of immunomorphology, -omics, spectroscopy and tissue engineering. The project will be performed in close partnership with a leading pharm industry company in the field of anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drugs, Pharmaxis, allowing the candidate to be involved into the real life of the pharm industry.

Conditions:
•    The successful candidate must commence their studies in Term 2 2020. Deferral is not possible.
•    The Program includes participation and completion of the Commercialisation Training Program delivered by NSW Health and other training programs specific to the project.
•    The PhD candidate will be required to assign Project IP developed to UNSW.  
•    The PhD candidate will retain the copyright in their Thesis.

Eligibility criteria:
The program is open to local applicants only (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents & New Zealand citizens).
All applicants must meet the following entry criteria to the PhD:
•    Applicants are able to meet the UNSW research higher degree programs admission criteria (Honours 1 or equivalent)
•    Applicants are able to meet the UNSW English language requirements
 

Ideal Candidate:
•    Applicants will need to have a master’s degree or equivalent in their prior degrees.
•    This PhD project is a high-load, intensive and demanding as it relies on close collaboration between the universities and the industry partner and expected to provide high-level outcomes. For this reason, a candidate must have proven exceptional interpersonal and time management skills and strong spoken and written English skills. 
•    Molecular biology, biochemistry, or pathology educational background is essential for a successful applicant. 
•    The candidate must have proven publication record or original research in Q1 peer-reviewed journals. 
•    Research experience in multidisciplinary research projects and industry experience in drug development are beneficial, but not essential. 
•    Multicultural life experience is encouraged. 

Supervision:
Primary Supervisor: SHARP Professor Ewa Goldys, The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW
Academic co-supervisor: Dr Anna Guller, The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW
Industry supervisor: Dr Wolfgang Jarolimek, Pharmaxis Ltd.
Adjunct supervisors: Associate Professor Dr Sonia Saad and Professor Carol Pollock, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Location:
The project will be carried out at 3 locations:
1.    The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (GSBME), UNSW, Kensington, 2033, NSW.
2.    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, St Leonards, 2064, NSW.
3.    Pharmaxis Ltd., Frenchs Forest, 2086, NSW (30% of time).
The GSBME will be the main location. Animal modelling experiments will be performed at Kolling Institute. At Pharmaxis, in addition to the interactions with the supervisor, the candidate will have to complete the company-based commercialization training, and a training in specialized methods applied in drug discovery and drug development. 

Expression of interest:
To expression your interest (EOIs) in this project and scholarship, interested applicants should send an email directly to Prof Ewa Goldys (e.goldys@unsw.edu.au) by Friday 3, April 2020. 
All EOIs must include the following:
•    A one page document outlining why they are the ideal candidate, plus
•    A copy of all academic transcripts
•    Evidence of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
•    An up-to-date CV
•    List any additional requirements here

Closing date: Friday 3, April 2020

Closing date: Friday 3, April 2020

Enquiries please contact: 

Prof Ewa Goldys 

Email:  e.goldys@unsw.edu.au

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 programto 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 Deep Learning and Decision Support for Colorectal Cancer Imaging

A 3.5 year scholarship at the doctoral level is available to a qualified student in the research project.

The Project: Research opportunities are currently available in a research project on colorectal cancer in collaboration with Ingham Medical Research Institute, Liverpool. The project will develop machine learning and deep learning approaches to determine anatomical and disease boundaries and then combine them with clinical and response data to model treatment response and develop treatment decision support tools.

Local and international applicants are welcome to apply for PhD admission using the standard university procedure via the link at the end.

Local students should also apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship/University Postgraduate Award (UPA)- consult here for details and deadlines. If successful in one of these schemes, local applicants will be awarded a supplementary  project-based topup scholarship, based on track record, of up to a maximum stipend of 75% of the RTP rate.
 

International students should apply to the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship/University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)/Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend- consult here for details and deadlines. If successful with the RTP or UIPA scholarships, international applicants will be awarded a supplementary project-based topup scholarship, based on track record, of up to a maximum stipend of 75% of the RTP rate. If successful with a TFS, a Research Stipend will be paid by the project, currently $28,092 per annum (2020 rate).

Qualifications: The successful applicant will enrol in the PhD program of the School of Computer Science and Engineering,  and should be eligible for PhD admission according to UNSW PhD admission procedure. A 4 year degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering is essential. Course or project experience in computer vision, machine and deep learning, and a Masters degree in a related area, along with a research component, would be desirable.

For UNSW admission procedure, consult here.

The application procedure:

To apply for project support, your application should include:

·  a CV that highlights any publications, awards and prizes you have received,

·  undergraduate/postgraduate transcripts, and

·  the names of two referees.

All of the above should be included in a SINGLE PDF file, and be forwarded electronically by Mar 20, 2020 to:
Arcot Sowmya, email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au

Mar 20, 2020

For further information, contact:

Prof. Arcot Sowmya
email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9385 6933

 

 

PhD Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence for Entomology and Health

A 3.5 year scholarship at the doctoral level is available to  qualified local students in the research project.

The Medical Image Computing Group is based in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Its research interests include biomedical image analysis based on computer vision and machine learning, and biomedical and health informatics.  

The Project:Research opportunities are currently available in a research project on entomology for health applications, in collaboration  with Faculty of Science and funded under a Cooperative Research Centre Projects grant with strong industry backing. The project will develop machine learning and deep learning approaches for rapid identification of bugs and mites calibrated against epidemiological and ecological data. 

Local and international applicants are welcome to apply for PhD admission using the standard university procedure via the link at the end.

Local students should also apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship/University Postgraduate Award (UPA)- consult here for details and deadlines. If successful in one of these schemes, local applicants will be awarded a supplementary  project-based topup scholarship, based on track record,  of upto a maximum stipend of 75% of the RTP rate.
 

International students should apply to the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship/University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)/Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend- consult here for details and deadlines. If successful with the RTP or UIPA scholarships, international applicants will be awarded a supplementary project-based topup scholarship, based on track record, of up to a maximum stipend of 75% of the RTP rate. If successful with a TFS, a Research Stipend will be paid by the project, currently $28,092 per annum (2020 rate).

Qualifications: The successful applicant will enrol in the PhD program of the School of Computer Science and Engineering,  and should be eligible for PhD admission according to UNSW PhD admission procedure. A 4 year degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering is essential. Course or project experience in computer vision, machine and deep learning, and a Masters degree in a related area, along with a research component, would be desirable.

For UNSW admission procedure, consult here.

The application procedure:

To apply for project support, your application should include:

·  a CV that highlights any publications, awards and prizes you have received,

·  undergraduate/postgraduate transcripts, and

·  the names of two referees.

All of the above should be included in a SINGLE PDF file, and be forwarded electronically by Mar 20, 2020 to:
Arcot Sowmya, email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au

Mar 20, 2020

For further information, contact:

Prof. Arcot Sowmya
email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au, phone: +61 2 9385 6933

 

 

Donor Funded Scholarships

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

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

Anika Foundation PhD Scholarship in Adolescent Depression & Suicide

$30,000 per annum - (3 years)

and:

• $5,000 per annum - for research expenses

Established to encourage exceptional students to undertake research in adolescent depression and suicide in the School of Psychiatry at UNSW.

Eligibility

• Open to PhD candidates commencing in 2020

• Full-time candidature in the School of Psychiatry

How to apply:

To express your interest in this scholarship or for more information please email Professor Philip Mitchell at p.mitchell@unsw.edu.au

For more information, please visit the School of Psychiatry at UNSW.

31 January 2020

Baxter Family Postgraduate Scholarship*

$15,000 per annum

Open to Australian citizens or permanent residents undertaking a full time PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science.

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

Memorial Dr Tony Collings PhD Scholarship

$10,000 per annum

Established in memory of Dr Tony Collings, an alumnus of UNSW and advocate for Australian sport.

Open to PhD candidates seeking to undertake research relevant to Australian sport. This scholarship provides an opportunity to work with elite sports people, coaches and scientists from UNSW, CSIRO, and the Australian Institute of Sport. 

3 years, with a possible 6 month extension. 

 

Closed

Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship

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

• $20,000 per annum top up scholarship

• $15,000 research and development support fund

For other competitively awarded scholarship valued at a rate less than the RTP Scholarship rate:

• 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 already been awarded a competitive scholarship for 3 - 3.5 years at UNSW 

• Commencing a PhD at UNSW 

• Full-time candidature

• Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident (2018 round only)

Please note: this scholarship package is not open to recipients of a UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship or UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship.

This scholarship package cannot be deferred to a later Term.

Selection Criteria

• Interest in a research and/or an academic career in fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research

• Brief research proposal

• Evidence of research output

• Statement by the applicant on how their research area aligns with the purpose of the scholarship and how it will contribute to the betterment of mankind.

How to apply:

Closed

 

 

For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.

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