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

A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of the Issues Affecting the Teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Content in the Australian Curriculum: Problems and Solutions.

$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. 

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

A stipend of $33,413 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. 

A new PhD scholarship is available to work within the recently commenced ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy (GlobH2E) (https://www.globh2e.org.au/).

This project, in collaboration with the associated partner organisations of GlobH2E (https://www.globh2e.org.au/), will involve investigation into the system of system modelling of hydrogen value chains and the analysis of the impact of decisions on the technology development, cost and environmental impact. The project will be undertaken through the Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering Research Group @ UNSW (www.lceresearch.unsw.edu.au).

Selection Criteria

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.

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:

  1. Cover letter and motivation;

  2. Academic transcript and/or record, and;

  3. CV

 

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 in Immersive Data Visualisation

$27,609 for up to 3 years (tax free)

One scholarship is available for an exceptional student to complete a PhD in Immersive Data
Visualisation supervised by Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Dennis Del Favero
(UNSW, iCinema Centre, School of Art & Design), Professor Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW,
School of Computer Science & Engineering) and A/Professor Tomasz Bednarz (UNSW,
EPICentre, School of Art & Design) beginning in 2022. The scholarship is available to
undertake postgraduate research in the area of Data Visualisation for AR/VR technologies.

The work undertaken by the successful PhD candidate will be closely aligned with the
international Australian Research Council funded project ‘Burning Landscapes: Reimagining
Unpredictable Scenarios’. This project is part of flagship research currently undertaken at
UNSW’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. It aims to practically enable
globally distributed users and intelligent systems to collaboratively model unforeseen and
multi-located scenarios, such as wildfires, and to visualise these in real time at 1:1 scale. The
project will transform how we visually understand, explore and respond to complex and
dynamically evolving events.

The project is undertaken in collaboration with a range of national and international academic
and industry partners including San José State University (USA) and CSIRO. The PhD
candidate will be part of an art, design and technology research team and will contribute to
the participatory research.

Eligibility

  • 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 or a Masters Degree with a Distinction

  • average. The qualification must be in a field relevant to the proposed area of research.

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

  • practical knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming with C++/C# or similar

  • Game Development experience with Unity 3D or Unreal Engine (Unity 3D preferred)

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship – or for more information about the project, eligibility or
selection criteria – email ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Dennis Del Favero. Please include your CV, academic transcripts, and a broad
description of research interests (max. 500 words).

 

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 $10,000 per annum for career development activities.

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

  • 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/

Open to Australian citizens & permanent residents only.

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Gangadhara Prusty, (g.prusty@unsw.edu.au).

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

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded. Candidates are encouraged to apply 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 contact grs@unsw.edu.au or ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au for an application form

Applications remain open until the scholarship is awarded. Candidates are 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.

Gambling Research Capacity Grants 2022 - PhD Scholarship

$55,000 per annum for three years (part-scholarships for recipients of Commonwealth awards considered)

The Office of Responsible Gambling invites the best and brightest minds to apply for funding through the 2022 Gambling Research Capacity Grants, to help build knowledge and develop innovative approaches to working towards zero gambling harm.

Priority research themes: 
Applications should address at least one of the following priority gambling research themes from the RGF Research Agenda:

  • individual and community level gambling harm minimisation

  • regulation of gambling products, practices and environments

  • gambling among vulnerable groups

  • emerging technologies and new trends

  • measuring and understanding gambling prevalence and harm efficacy and effectiveness of treatment.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have completed their honours year or hold/expect to hold a master’s degree in the same discipline.

  • Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements for the PhD they intend to pursue or have confirmation of an enrolment offer.

  • Applicants who are in the early stages of undertaking a PhD are able to apply.

  • Applications should be supported by at least one senior member of the University who will act as their supervisor.

  • Applicants should also have a confirmed associate supervisor, who is ideally from a different discipline and can be from another institution.

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and be intending to undertake their PhD at an Australian university.

How to Apply

All proposals are to be submitted via the Office of Responsible Gambling Grant Portal. Full details of required documentation for applications are available here.

Friday 21 January 2022

Awarded - March 2022

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

$39,193 per year for 3 years (2022 rate, tax-exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

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.

Approximately three-quarters of people living with and beyond cancer (i.e. cancer survivors) will experience fear, worry or concern about their cancer coming back or getting worse, known as fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). Cancer survivors with high FCR experience more distress, poorer quality of life, and use more healthcare resources. Cancer survivors, particularly those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (i.e. minority populations), report FCR as the issue they most need help with. Existing FCR management recommendations are outdated and insensitive to minority populations needs. Consequently, most healthcare professionals report challenges managing FCR and survivors miss out on effective treatment.

Through this project you will have the opportunity to work with cancer survivors and experts from diverse backgrounds to develop clear and culturally sensitive recommendations for FCR screening, assessment and treatment to reduce the burden of FCR on cancer survivors and the NSW health system. The research will comprise 3 phases:

  1. Developing the FCR clinical pathway. The pathway will be developed by: (a) Synthesising systematic reviews to identify evidence for different pathway items/components (e.g. screening and treatment); (b) Conducting a Delphi study, comprising 2-3 rounds of surveys with FCR experts, to get agreement on whether pathway recommendations make sense and are useful.

  2. Making sure that the FCR clinical pathway is culturally inclusive. Qualitative interviews/yarns will then be conducted with minority patients/carers, and clinicians/researchers who work with them, to get feedback on the draft clinical pathway and make it as culturally inclusive as possible.

  3. Identifying ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of FCR treatments. The acceptability, feasibility and cultural appropriateness of existing FCR interventions and their components will be explored through: (a) Qualitative interviews/yarns with cancer survivors and caregivers from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; (b) Focus groups with health professionals caring for them.

This PhD project is part of a broader research program focused on improving the consistency and equity of care for FCR through an evidence-based, culturally sensitive and implementation-ready clinical pathway being led by Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellow Dr Ben Smith in partnership with the Targeted Approaches To Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (TACTICS) NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from international leaders in fear of cancer recurrence, cancer survivorship, health equity and implementation science. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Ben Smith, Prof Afaf Girgis and Prof Gail Garvey.

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”

Eligibility

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

  • Applicants may be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

  • Applicants must meet the UNSW PhD entry requirements and be able to enrol as a full-time domestic PhD scholar and be based in New South Wales.

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

Contact

Dr Ben Smith (ben.smith@unsw.edu.au)

Applications close Monday, January 31 2022

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

$28,597

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.

 

 

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.

 

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 Scholarship: Vitalities Lab Centre for Social Research in Health/Social Policy Research Centre

$30,000 per annum for a maximum of 4 years.

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

Applicants will be assessed on how closely their proposed topic fits the direction of the program of research in the Vitalities Lab. This program takes a strongly sociocultural approach to understanding people’s everyday lives, with a particular interest in sociomaterial social theories and innovative research methods. Applicants may choose to undertake a critical textual analysis or engage in qualitative fieldwork methods (e.g. interviews, ethnographic observations, arts-based methods). Applicants should demonstrate an initial academic training and high level of achievement in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media studies) and a capacity and interest in qualitative methods and critical social theory. Applicants should consult the Vitalities Lab description https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/csrh/research/vitalities-lab and blog https://vitalitieslab.com/ before applying to ensure that their proposed topic fits the purpose and direction of the Lab.

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

The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time candidates. The duration and payment of the scholarship will be pro rata if awarded to a part time candidate.

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)

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

Applicants will also need to respond to the fields in this application and submit their response to FASSResearch@unsw.edu.au

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

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 in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Health

$30,000 per annum for 3 years for full scholarship; if applicant attracts their own scholarship (eg RTP) a top-up of scholarship of $5,000 per annum for 3 years.

3DN seeks exemplary PhD Scholars to work with us in ground breaking translational research to improve the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual or developmental disability. Key topic areas include: preventative health care; lifestyle interventions; mental health care; people with intellectual disability and complex needs.

People with developmental or intellectual disability experience high rates of mental and physical health conditions. They are disproportionally represented in mental health services and particularly in the costs of mental health service delivery. They have higher rates of morbidity and avoidable deaths, alongside poor access to health services and preventative healthcare. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has found people with cognitive disability “continue to be subject to systematic neglect in our health system”.

Our department works to improve health policy, practice and support for people with an intellectual or developmental disability. 3DN builds capacity through teaching, training, health promotion, development of educational resources and the conduct of other professional activities. We conduct research with high translational benefit to the disability and health sectors. The department leads numerous initiatives that improve access to and capability of Australian healthcare and disability support providers to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability. Of particular interest are projects including the MySigns app to facilitative mental health assessment for people with intellectual disability, the Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service Pathways Tool, as well as specialist intellectual disability health service evaluations. Several projects have shown valuable preliminary outcomes, with the need to evaluate and scale up to national initiatives. The department has also curated a multi-agency population-capture of all people with ID in NSW linked to relevant NSW and Commonwealth health and human services datasets, with population-based age- and sex-matched controls. The cohort comprises 574,630 individuals (116,999 with ID), of whom 19,618 died during the period of data capture with cause of death data available (7,356 with ID). Commonwealth datasets that form the linkage include the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, National Death Index, Australian Immunisation Registry and National Bowel Cancer Screening. State-based (NSW) datasets include various disability, education, health and mental health datasets including hospital admissions, cancer and cancer screening, notifiable conditions and cause of death.

Eligibility

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

  • Applicants may be Australian citizens, permanent residents or international.

  • Applicants must meet the UNSW PhD entry requirements and be able to enrol as a full-time domestic PhD scholar.

The successful candidates will have exemplary track records and will work with 3DN academic staff to propose an inclusive, highly translational and innovative body of work in areas aligned with 3DN’s research programs. Current opportunities include preventative health care, mental health care, interactions between mental health and physical health outcomes, medicines use and associated benefits and harms, special populations including those with multiple or complex needs, ageing and frailty and lifestyle interventions in people with intellectual disability.

How to apply 

To commence the EOI process please contact the 3DN Student Coordinators Dr Rachael Cvejic (r.cvejic@unsw.edu.au) and Dr Janelle Weise (j.weise@unsw.edu.au) with a 1 page EOI, your CV and academic transcripts.

Contact details

Dr Rachael Cvejic (r.cvejic@unsw.edu.au) and Dr Janelle Weise (j.weise@unsw.edu.au)

Applications close 31 January 2022

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).

 

 

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 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 Science. 

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

Midnight Monday, 31 January 2022

 

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