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

Anita B. Lawrence PhD Scholarship in Acoustics

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).

ARC Discovery Indigenous Education, Curriculum, Teacher Development

$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. 

ARC Laureate PhD Scholarships in The Regulation of the Data Revolution

$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

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

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.

 

ARC PHD Scholarship - Networks in Flux: Understanding Institutional Change

$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

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

$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

Edmund and Joanna Capon Scholarship

$10,000 per annum for 2 years Research Masters and 3.5 years Research Doctorates

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide a stipend to support Higher Degree Research candidates in the Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture, School of Art & Design.

Preference will be given to a student with a thesis in Chinese art (Chinese painting, classical and modern and other ancient artifacts or Buddhist art). Otherwise, the scholarship may support a student with a thesis in European art.

The scholarship is available to new and existing candidates and to full 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.

How to apply

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)

  • Interest in a research and/or an academic career in Chinese art or European art, or a relevant area in situation of the above cannot be met

  • Brief research proposal

  • Evidence of research output/experience

  • Statement by applicant on how their output will contribute to the relevant field

Please see here for the application form.  Please contact ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au if you have any questions.

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

Environment and Heritage Group, NSW Department of Planning and Environment Scholarships

$5,000 - $15,000

The Environment and Heritage Group (E&H) within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), in partnership with UNSW Sydney, led by the Centre for Ecosystem Science, is offering $5,000-$15,000 scholarships open to UNSW postgraduate students with research aligned with E&H priorities. This program will run through to 30 June 2023. 

The objectives of these scholarships are: 

1. To strengthen partnerships and broaden networks between E&H and UNSW 
2. To support higher-degree student projects at partner institutions that are aligned with E&H priorities and which will deliver relevant outcomes for the organisation 

All postgraduate students within UNSW are eligible, and encouraged, to apply. Funds can be used towards travel associated with research, fieldwork expenses, specialty software, or small pieces of equipment. There will be a selection panel of UNSW researchers and E&H staff. 

Eligibility 

The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students, and domestic and international students. The applicant must be enrolled in a PhD or Master’s programs at UNSW in areas relevant to E&H’s research priorities. 

Selection Criteria 

Applications will be considered by a joint DPE-UNSW Selection Committee – with advice from E&H subject matter experts, against the selection criteria provided in Appendix 3 at this link 

How to Apply 

Please use the Microsoft forms link to submit your application by Friday July 15, 2022. Students should also provide a short letter of support from their UNSW supervisors.
 

15 July 2022 (5pm Sydney time)

FCR Clinical Pathway PhD Scholarship

$39,193 per annum for 3 years

Improving the equity of fear of cancer recurrence screening, assessment and treatment through the development of a culturally sensitive clinical pathway

 

Do you want to address one of cancer survivors’ most commonly reported unmet needs and make cancer survivorship care more equitable for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds? This PhD project, supported by a generous scholarship and team of world-leading experts in fear of cancer recurrence, cancer survivorship, health equity and implementation science could be for you.

 

You can find detailed information about the project here

Eligibility

  • Students with honours, masters or equivalent degrees in psychology, medicine, allied health or related disciplines would be well suited.

  • Applications will be accepted from Australian residents and citizens or suitably qualified international students looking to reside in Australia.

  • Students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Interested/eligible candidates should first contact Dr Ben Smith to discuss their interest and suitability for this project. 

Please email ben.smith@unsw.edu.au with the subject line: “Equitable FCR Care Scholarship”

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

FutureNow Plus Scholarship on the Development of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC) for Extreme Environments in Energy, Space, and Defence Applications 

The student will receive a full FutureNow PhD scholarship of $35,000 per annum, or a combination of $15,000 per annum top-up and the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship. Additional funding of $10,000 per annum from ANSTO’s FutureNow Plus is available for travel and consumables of the project. 

This project will focus on the development, and assessment of single and multiphase UHTCs (e.g. HfB2, ZrB2, HfC) as these materials have application in the next generation fission/fusion energy-generating systems, space and defence applications. The proposed PhD project will first aim to address a number of high-level challenges associated with fabrication of UHTCs such as the effect of various second-phase additives/aids (SiC, C, B4C, MoSi2, etc.) and processing routes (e.g. vacuum hot pressing/sintering, cold-pressing followed by pressureless sintering, hot isostatic pressing) on the densification, grain growth, and high-temperature strength.

Prepared UHTCs will be systematically characterized using various diffraction and microscopy techniques readily available at ANSTO to investigate the additives-processing-structure relationship. This will allow for a rapid modification and optimization of additives/processing with the view of obtaining functional microstructural characteristics of engineered UHTCs. Compounds that meet microstructural and density requirements will be subjected to further high-temperature testing taking advantage of various high-temperature facilities available at ANSTO and DSTG (Defence Science and Technology Group). For example, we will investigate the kinetics of the oxide layer formation on the surface of prepared UHTCs during an exposure to extreme temperatures in oxidising environments.

The oxidation behaviour will be studied with respect to the composition, processing routes and microstructure to evaluate characteristics governing formation of protective oxide layer. In the final stage of the proposed project we will explore the scalability (upscaling) of the developed processing routes and near-net shape part production for industrial applications. 

For more information, please call (02) 9717 3488

Eligibility

A background in materials science, chemistry, physics or engineering is welcome. We value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, however, this program is open to Australian citizens only. 

How to apply

Email your CV and transcript of your most recent or current degree to Adjunct Associate Professor Ondrej Muránsky:  ondrej.muransky@ansto.gov.au 

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

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF): Using Big Data analytics to investigate the causes and outcomes of male infertility

A stipend of $45,000 per annum (tax-free) will be provided for 3.5 years.

Using Big Data analytics to investigate the causes and outcomes of male infertility

A scholarship is available for a successful student to undertake a PhD within the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine UNSW Sydney. 

The project will use a large, linked data platform and employ advanced epidemiological and data analytical methods to examine the emerging evidence on the role of male infertility on men’s health and that of their offspring. The successful candidate will work with a team of data scientists, epidemiologists and clinicians in the preparation and analysis of Commonwealth and State administrative health datasets and Clinical Quality Registry data to investigate the causes and outcomes of male infertility.
The successful candidate will be based in UNSW Sydney as part of a thriving multidisciplinary Centre that that values collaboration, inclusivity and excellence. 
 
Selection criteria

•    An undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, data science or other related quantitative health discipline.
•    Experience writing code to wrangle and analyse data using a statistical package (e.g. SAS/ Stata/R).

How to apply

Eligible candidates should first contact Chief Investigator Professor Georgina Chambers to discuss their interest and suitability for this project. Email Prof Chambers on g.chambers@unsw.edu.au with the subject line: “Male Infertility Scholarship”.

Following an informal discussion with Professor Chambers, suitable candidates will be invited to submit an expression of interest including the following items:

•    A cover letter describing their motivation to pursue PhD studies and their interest in this project.
•    A current CV.
•    A recent writing sample (e.g. a journal article, report, book chapter etc. If not the first author, the candidate should outline their role in the output). 

Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be invited to a short online interview. 

Applications open until the scholarship is awarded

Modelling the Basin and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Barents Sea with Computational Methods

$28,597 p.a

Understanding the kinematic processes around the formation of a sedimentary basin is central to quantifying resource potential. Constructing a model representing the current state of these processes is a time consuming and often subjective. This project aims to understand the development of sedimentary basins in the Barents Sea (northern coasts of Norway and Russia) over the last 250 million years. Computational methods integrating landscape and stratigraphic evolution will be applied to quantify basins formation in a source to sink context over geological time and will incorporate available industry and public data. The project will have implications for understanding the development of resources in the Barents Sea as well as its complex history of uplift and subsidence.

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant research experience (in geoscience or physics) of 6 months FTE (e.g. honours or Masters project or Masters by Research)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self-motivated, organised and independent worker

  • Aptitude in physics, applied mathematics or statistics

  • (Desirable) Programming/Scripting languages

Enquiries

For further details regarding admission requirements, please contact:

A/Prof. Stuart Clark
UNSW Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
stuart.clark@unsw.edu.au 

For technical details regarding the project, please contact:

Dr Tristan Salles
Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia
tristan.salles@sydney.edu.au 

Dr Bhavik Harish Lodhia
UNSW Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
b.lodhia@unsw.edu.au 

How to Apply

Applicants should send an email to A/Prof. Stuart Clark (stuart.clark@unsw.edu.au)  specifying" Basin and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Barents Sea with Computational Methods" in the subject, and include the following documents:

Applicants will be processed on a rolling basis, therefore apply at your earliest opportunity. The review of applications will commence immediately until the positions are filled.

Applications open until the scholarship is awarded

 

Nauru: The Last 200 Children study 

Top-up: up to $10,000 per annum. for three years

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to many of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. 

The PhD candidate will work within the Population Child Health Research Group, an integrated, multidisciplinary, translational research team based at UNSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Our aim is to inform service delivery and policy through innovation, collaboration, research, policy development and advocacy. The successful applicant will work on the Nauru: The Last 200 Children national cohort study within the Priority Populations stream, examining the health and well-being impacts of prolonged (up to 4-5 years) offshore immigration detention on refugee children. The PhD candidate will undertake the longitudinal follow-up of the existing study and focus on access to healthcare in the dataset. This is an established, highly functional research project with full ethics clearance and data collection already in progress.

Eligibility

  • Students from all backgrounds (allied health, nursing, medical, and science) are eligible to apply, provided they meet the academic requirements of UNSW Sydney. Applications will be accepted from domestic and international candidates. 

  • At the time of the scholarship application, the candidate must have applied for admission to the PhD program at UNSW Sydney.  The scholarship funding will not be released until the application for admission has been accepted and the candidate has enrolled.

Selection Criteria

The recipient of the scholarship (upon acceptance of the award), will be required to provide: 

  • A photograph for publicity and fundraising use. 

  • A lay summary describing the project aims, methodology, and expected outcomes for the School of Women's and Children's Health and Population Child Health Research Group to use in the funding announcement and in other promotional material. 

  • The project must receive human research ethics and, if applicable, site-specific research governance approval. 

  • The recipient of the scholarship will be required to provide annual report to the School of Women's and Children's Health detailing the progress and impact of the research.  

  • It will be expected that the recipient will present regularly at appropriate research meetings throughout their candidature.

How to apply

Application form can be found here. Once completed, please submit your application to Nicola Paul (nicola.k.paul@unsw.edu.au)

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

NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) PhD Scholarship: Kelvin wake fingerprinting for submerged vessels

Total package value $34,097 per annum for 3 years ($28,597 RTP stipend rate, indexed annually + $5,500 per annum top-up).

UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics and the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) have partnered with Naval Group, a world leader in maritime defence, to offer a fully funded PhD scholarship and top-up scholarship to grow local Australian skills and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) career pathways in Defence. This project has been co-developed by Naval Group engineers and researchers at UNSW Sydney and Macquarie University and will be part of Naval Group’s long-term commitment to Australian defence research.

This project aims to develop and validate fast, accurate mathematical methods for calculating the surface and interior wake “fingerprint” of submerged moving vessels. Utilising new concepts in fluid dynamics and exponential asymptotics to calculate wakes generated by submerged vessels, this project aims to address long-standing challenges to detection of submarine wakes. The expected outcomes of this project include rigorously tested algorithms for fast, accurate calculation of surface and interior wakes generated by submarines. The resulting benefits could be a game-changer for Australian remote surveillance and undersea warfare capability.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from domestic PhD candidates who are enrolling on a full-time basis. Applicants must have a Bachelor degree with first class honours, Master of Philosophy or Master of Research, or equivalent. 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.

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens only. Successful applicants will be asked to provide a police clearance before commencing the project.

How to apply

Eligible candidates should first contact Dr Shane Keating to discuss their interest and suitability for this project by sending an email to s.keating@unsw.edu.au.

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

NSW Health Gene & Cell Therapy PhD Program

$40,000 per annum (tax exempt) for 4 years and additional $10,000 per annum will be available for project consumables

Immune cells are capable of fighting cancer with great effectiveness, but cancer actively evades immune recognition. We discovered a genetic immune master switch (A20 gene) that can be used to dial up anti-cancer response in patient’s immune cells extracted from blood which have been suitably genetically engineered and injected back into patients. This type of genetic engineering is currently carried out using viruses, the procedure which is uncontrolled and potentially dangerous to patients. This project will establish a virus-free technology where genes in the immune cells will be edited by using CRISPR technology, and favourable variants of the A20 gene inserted by using patented liposomes developed at UNSW. These liposomes are produced from clinically approved components, facilitating their future regulatory approval.

The project outcomes will be significant to future immunotherapy of cancer and immune cells engineered in this way will be able to augment leading edge techniques such as CAR-T. The project will test the applicability of this approach to pancreatic cancer, with a view to extend the CAR-T technology to solid cancers, which represents a Holy Grail in this field.

The PhD student involved in this project will develop expertise which is central to the field of cell and gene technologies. They will work with leaders in this field Grey, Goldys and Deng who will supervise this project. They will be exposed to components of medical translation and project commercialisation.

The candidate will receive training in:

  • Research skills development, including state-of-the-art analytical methods, statistics, academic writing, presentation and collaboration skills.

  • Training in cell culture in vitro, advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, genetic engineering, histopathology, synthesis and characterisation of liposomes., animal models and animal handling; animal ethics

  • Training in specialized methods applied in cell and gene technologies;

  • Training in designing and management of complex projects;

  • Commercialization training (focused on drug development pipeline) and business networking;

  • Preparation and submission of the IP disclosure/ provisional patent(s); negotiations with potential investors; steps towards commercialization strategy

Eligibility

Domestic candidates only are eligible

The candidate should have undergraduate and/or Masters level training in areas such as biology, biotechnology, or biomedical science. Excellent grades would be preferred, ideally combined with documented research experience (supported by refereed publications).

How to apply

Any enquiries, please contact Christina Rofe and she will schedule a meeting with Prof Ewa Goldys. c.rofe@unsw.edu.au .

Interested candidates should send their CV with a covering letter to Christina Rofe (c.rofe@unsw.edu.au) in charge of Prof Goldys’ office.

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

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

$31,000 - $37,000 per annum (tax free) for three years with a possible 6 month extension.

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.
 

A PhD scholarship is available immediately for studies focused on the structural behaviour and response of maritime platforms, such as commercial and naval vessels and offshore platforms, when exposed to severe sea-states. The effects of structural deterioration due to fatigue and corrosion will also be investigated. The research project is funded through an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project and by industry partners with the aim of developing evidence-based computational tools for the management of maritime platforms exposed to both time-dependent harsh operational environments and structural deterioration.

Eligibility 

International and domestic candidates satisfying the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  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.

Applications will be reviewed continuously. Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview. The interview will include members of the Research team.

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded.

PhD Scholarships from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

$38,092 - $50,000 per year (plus conference travel allowance) for 3.5 years

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.

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

Eligibility

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. 

How to apply

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

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

PhD Scholarships: Laureate Centre for History and Population

$28,854 per annum for a maximum of 4 years

The Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW, Sydney, invites applications for two (2) PhD scholarships. PhD students will join the Laureate research team, under the supervision of Professor Alison Bashford, and within the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW. See http://historyandpopulation.com/about for more information about the Centre’s research areas.

Two scholarships will be awarded to graduates with honours or masters qualifications in history, for research into Australian, Pacific, or international history related to population. This may be focussed on medical, migration, Indigenous, gender, environmental, intellectual or political/economic history.  Possible topics include colonialism, population and early political economy; depopulation across Australia or the Pacific; the reception of Malthus in Australia or Aotearoa/NZ; population and the United Nations after 1945; reproductive rights and human rights; biographical studies of key Australian demographers; the history of population and migration policies in Australia.

Eligibility

  • Domestic candidates (Australian or New Zealand citizens)*

  • 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. UNSW eligibility requirements are available here: https://research.unsw.edu.au/higher-degree-research-programs

*Although only domestic candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship, other international scholarships are available through UNSW: https://research.unsw.edu.au/graduate-research-scholarships. International applicants wishing to pursue study with the Laureate Centre at UNSW should contact Centre Director, Alison Bashford.

How to Apply

Those wishing to apply should contact Alison Bashford, Laureate Centre Director: a.bashford@unsw.edu.au to discuss topics. Please include a CV and brief outline of your research interests with your first email.

After consultation with Professor Bashford, eligible candidates will be invited to submit an expression of interest.

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

The PhD candidatures will commence by 26/06/2022 (T2).

The Environment and Heritage Group (E&H) within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) Research Grant

  • $5,000-$15,000 scholarships open to UNSW postgraduate students with research aligned with E&H priorities

The Environment and Heritage Group (E&H) within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), in partnership with UNSW Sydney, led by the Centre for Ecosystem Science, is offering $5,000-$15,000 scholarships open to UNSW postgraduate students with research aligned with E&H priorities. This program will run through to 30 June 2023. 

The objectives of these scholarships are: 
1. To strengthen partnerships and broaden networks between E&H and UNSW 
2. To support higher-degree student projects at partner institutions that are aligned with E&H priorities and which will deliver relevant outcomes for the organisation.

More information about the grant and how to apply can be found here

All postgraduate students within UNSW are eligible, and encouraged, to apply. Funds can be used towards travel associated with research, fieldwork expenses, specialty software, or small pieces of equipment. There will be a selection panel of UNSW researchers and E&H staff. Eligibility The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students, and domestic and international students. The applicant must be enrolled in a PhD or Master’s programs at UNSW in areas relevant to E&H’s research priorities. The E&H knowledge strategy and themes is outlined in Appendix 1. Additionally, the scholarship funding conditions are outlined in Appendix 2. Students who have previously applied for and successfully awarded a DPE Postgraduate Scholarships can apply again. Note that the application must be for a different project i.e., a new piece of research. 

Selection Criteria Applications will be considered by a joint DPE-UNSW Selection Committee – with advice from E&H subject matter experts, against the selection criteria provided in Appendix 3 (attached). How to Apply Please use the Microsoft forms link to submit your application by Friday July 15th, 2022. Students should also provide a short letter of support from their UNSW supervisors. 

5pm - Friday July 15th, 2022

UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Health & White Walker Cancer Research Scholarship

  • A full stipend of $43,091 per annum for a maximum of 4 years;

  • A career development fund of $10,000 per annum;

  • A comprehensive Research Training and Career Development program;

  • A 6-month integrated internship with an academic unit or industry partner.

The UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Health - White Walker Cancer Research Scholarship is a full 4-
year PhD scholarship offered to outstanding domestic candidates to be trained to conduct research specifically in the field of Cancer, under the supervision of experienced academics affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW.

Successful candidates will be admitted to the UNSW PhD Program in Term 3 2022 or Summer Term 
2023 and will be subject to the relevant UNSW HDR policies, procedures and guidelines as well as 
the present Terms and Conditions

Minimum expected academic qualifications for potential PhD applicants is a Bachelor with Honours 1 or equivalent. 

More information can be found here.

How to Apply:

As part of their application, applicants must provide:

- a fully completed application (Appendix B)
- an up to date and complete curriculum vitae
- a copy of the transcripts for all degrees completed, currently enrolled or incomplete as well
as a proof of completion of these degrees
- the relevant institution grading system
- a copy of all research outputs (e.g. accepted manuscripts, conference abstracts or articles,
thesis and reports)
- a copy of their passport and evidence of the relevant visa if applicable
- a copy of the relevant registration or accreditation for applicants applying for the Medical or
Allied Health category
- a weblink to a 1-minute video presenting their project and its expected impact

Please contact  MED.HDR.Admin@unsw.edu.au for further information.

 

 

 

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.

 

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