Faculty and Donor Funded Scholarships

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

 

Built Environment PhD Scholarships 

Built Environment is offering scholarships to conduct research into Urban Regeneration and Renewal in the Asia Pacific region:

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

Faculty of Built Environment and the Climate Change Research Centre Scholarship

$100,000 in total 

payable for 3.5 years.

Open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants who will undertake a full time PhD at UNSW Built Environment.

The proposed PhD project is focusing on unravelling the representation of realistic urban neighbourhoods in large scale climate modelling.

Eligibility Criteria

  • New full-time applicants only. Currently enrolled candidates not eligible to apply.  

  • Tuition fee scholarships are available for international applicants.

  • If awarded this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled by Term 1, 2020 (17 Feb 2020). 

  • Applicants must meet UNSW entry requirements

Please visit the Climate Extremes website for EOI details, further eligibility criteria and details on how to apply.

EOI is open throughout 2019.

Please direct any queries to Dr Negin Nazarian

 

Faculty of Engineering PhD Scholarships

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

Chemical Engineering PhD Scholarship

$34,000 per annum

payable for 3 years.

Open to Australian citizens, permanent residents & international applicants,who will undertake a full time PhD program within the School of Chemical Engineering, to develop a  model of photo induced reversible deactivation radical polymerisation inside a tubular reactor. Candidates that get awarded a UNSW scholarship will receive a stipend of AUD $34,000 per year for three years, which is tax free, while the University fees will be waved. 

Applicants must firstly discuss with Professor Cyrille Boyer or Dr Francisco Trujillo prior to applying. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Successful candidate should be highly motivated on mathematical modeling.

  • Experience on FLUENT or COMSOL will be ideal although is not necessary.

  • Degree on chemical or mechanical engineering, physics or a related degree.

  • Honours 1 with competitive marks for a scholarship at UNSW.

Open throughout 2019.

CSE:
Biomedical Imaging and Health Informatics Scholarship

 

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 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 $27,596 per annum (2019 rate).

Local & international applicants to follow the same admission procedure outlined below. 

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.

Admission procedure: consult here.

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

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 September 20, 2019 to: Arcot Sowmya, email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au

 

CSE:
Biomedical Image Analysis Scholarship

 

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. A database of previous patient histories, including outcome as well as imaging information will be available, as well as access to clinicians and medical researchers. For details about Ingham institute, consult this link.

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 $27,596 per annum (2019 rate).

Local & international applicants to follow the same admission procedure outlined below. 

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.

Admission procedure: consult here.

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

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 September 20, 2019 to: Arcot Sowmya, email: sowmya@cse.unsw.edu.au

 

 

Emulsion Polymers Industry Scholarship for Masters by Research 

Name

Value

Description

Closing Date

Emulsion Polymers Industry Scholarship

minimum $31,828 per annum

payable for 18 months

This is an externally-funded scholarship for Bachelors or Honours graduates interested in completing an industry-based Masters research project at Allnex in Botany. 

  • Undertake an evolutionary operation (EVOP) experimental design research approach to evaluate the effect of modifications to emulsion polymer manufacturing of dispersions (paints and coatings).

  • Evaluate changes to emulsion polymerisation processes used in the dispersion applications (paints and coatings)

  • Build on internal knowledge about existing processes for ongoing variation, improvement and development of new and existing products

  • Successfully completing course units for the Master’s degree, mainly via online study completed in your own time, but also with some face to face lectures / training at UNSW, Kensington campus.

For more information, visit this page or contact Donavan Marney.

Applications will be accepted until the projects have been filled by suitable candidates or until Sunday 18th August 2019.

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.

30th September 2019

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

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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. 

 

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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:

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William McIlrath Travel Scholarship

One payment of $5,000 

The William McIlrath Travel Scholarship supports a higher degree researcher to undertake a period of study at an overseas university or institution. The scholarship may be used for lab visits, fieldwork, or access to overseas archives/resources. 

Applications for this award should address the following selection criteria:

  • Financial need

  • Academic merit

  • Reasons for, and benefits of, the proposed overseas study

  • Demonstrated ability and leadership qualities, and potential to contribute to the wider University community
     

How to apply:

 

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For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.

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