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 Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society, UNSW Node  

 

$30,000 annual living allowance for up to 4 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.

Eligibility

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 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 Health Focus Area in the Centre of Excellence

Applicants should demonstrate an initial academic training and high level of achievement in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media studies, medical humanities) and a capacity and interest in qualitative methods and critical social theory.

How to apply

Complete and submit this form to ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au.

For more information on scholarships offered by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture visit https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/our-students/current-students/research-candidates/scholarships-prizes

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded.

ARC Laureate PhD Scholarships in The Regulation of the Data Revolution

$28,597 p.a, plus Faculty top-up ($5,000 p.a.)

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.  

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

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
 

Submission of Application

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

Applications open until both scholarships are awarded

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. 

NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia)  

Scholarship for Masters / PhD in Multiple Sclerosis Research

 

$30,000 pa for up to 3.5 years

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is a leader in brain and nervous system research. Our goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.
Within the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, we conduct research to improve our understanding of balance control and prevent falls and negative health outcomes in ageing and clinical groups with balance problems, using a range of study designs. In the last ten years, we have been investigating risk factors for falls in people with Multiple Sclerosis and devised exercise-based interventions to improve balance and reduce falls in this clinical group. 

We are offering a scholarship for a full-time Masters or PhD student to work on a research project aiming to improve walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. The project is funded by MS Research Australia and Multiple Sclerosis Limited and involves an initial cross-sectional study to determine the impact of muscle weakness on impaired walking in people with MS, followed by a randomised-controlled trial to test an effective approach to improve walking in people with MS. 

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Stephen Lord, Dr Phu Hoang and Dr Jasmine Menant and will be enrolled within the School of Population Health at UNSW. They will receive a scholarship of $30,000 pa for up to 3.5 years. 

Essential criteria
-    an undergraduate / Honours / Masters degree in exercise physiology or a related discipline; 
-    the candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research. 
-    excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
-    excellent written English skills; 
-    demonstrated organisational skills and attention to detail;
-    proven ability to work independently;

Desirable criteria
-    experience working with people with MS or other motor impairment. 
For enquiries, please contact: Dr Jasmine Menant

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to:  Dr Jasmine Menant.  
 
 

Closing date for application: 5th April 2021

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 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 from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Numerical Simulation for Maritime Platforms

$31,000 - $48,000 per annum (tax free) for three years with a possible 6 month extension & relocation allowance

A PhD scholarship is available for studies focused on the structural behaviour and response of maritime platforms such as commercial or Naval vessels and offshore platforms when exposed to severe sea-states and to structural deterioration such as fatigue and corrosion. The research project is funded through an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project and by industry partners.

The scholarship is available for enrolment and living support for PhD study in Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW. The research project will be based primarily at the UNSW Kensington campus under the supervision of Professor Chongmin Song.

 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions: 

The scholarship stipend is $31,000 per annum, tax exempt, for three years with a possible 6 month extension. For a suitably qualified and experienced applicant, this stipend may be supplemented by a tax free “top-up” of around $6,000 per annum for three years. When the candidate receives a UNSW centrally funded research scholarship awarded based on academic excellence, the “top-up” scholarship will be $17,000 per annum for three years.
A relocation allowance of up to $2,000 may be payable after arrival at UNSW to the successful applicant living outside Sydney to recover travel and removal expenses.

Qualifications Required of Applicants: 

Applicants for the Scholarship must be an Australian citizen and must further satisfy the following requirements:
(1) Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture accredited by either the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) or the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA). The Bachelor’s degree should preferably be at a level of Honours Class 1 or 2 (2/1 or 2/2);
(2) Able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment with other researchers and the technical staff of the project partners;
(3) Preferably have some experience in numerical modelling; and
(4) Be competent in spoken and written English.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Chongmin Song or Mr Damian McGuckin 

How to Apply: 

Applicants should email their applications to Professor Chongmin Song copied to Mr Damian McGuckin. The application should include:
(1) A curriculum vitae (CV) of four (4) pages (or less) detailing your academic qualifications, your practical experience and other relevant information;
(2) Copies of your academic qualifications, including undergraduate and postgraduate and transcripts of subject studied and results;
(3) A statement why you would like to be involved in this particular project;
(4) Contact details (only) of two (2) referees, i.e. their names, affiliations and email addresses. (do not send copies of references); and
(5) A statement of when you could begin your studies if appointed.
Short listed applicants will attend an interview in Sydney. The interview will include members of the Research team.

Applicants should email their applications to Professor Chongmin Song copied to Mr Damian McGuckin 

Masters of Philosophy Scholarship from the School of Computer Science and Engineering - Formal Methods for Fault Tolerant Autonomy

$38,000 per annum for two years plus topup

Expressions of interest are invited for a two year scholarship expected to be offered for a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) candidate in the School of Computer Science and Engineering. 

This scholarship is funded from an Australian government Defence Science and Technology Group grant "Fault Tolerant Autonomy" for a project in collaboration with Cornell University (USA), with the US work funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as part of the AFOSR-DST Autonomy Initiative.

The project concerns the application to fault tolerant protocols in autonomous systems of a formal verification and synthesis tool MCK, developed at UNSW. This tool conducts automated verification and synthesis of finite-state systems based on specifications in the logic of knowledge and time. Details of MCK are available here 

The scholarship will suit candidates with interests and background in the following topics:

  • fault tolerant distributed algorithms

  • byzantine agreement protocols

  • formal verification

  • model checking

  • modal logic (temporal and epistemic)

For more information, contact Prof. Ron van der Meyden

Due to the project time-frame and current travel restrictions, candidates already resident in Australia and able to commence studies early in 2021 will be given preference for this scholarship.

 

 

 

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 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 duration is 3.5 years. The rate and duration will be pro-rated for part-time or prior study. 

The scholarship is open to Domestic applicants and candidates planning to undertake a PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science. In 2021, 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

2022 round will open in late 2021

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

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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.

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For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.

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