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

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) PhD Scholarship

 

$41,209 for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.

The successful applicant will be entitled to a support package of up to AUD$ 10,000 per annum for career development activities.

Open to Australian citizens & permanent residents only.

This PhD project is part of a DST Group research program to understand durability of composite materials under operational conditions including the effects of water absorption and foreign body impact behaviour. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor (Honours) or Masters degree in Mechanical, Civil, Materials or Manufacturing Engineering; at 1st class or upper second class level, or equivalent. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research

  • The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/

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

Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Gangadhara Prusty, Email: g.prusty@unsw.edu.au 

 

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

ARC Laureate PhD Scholarships in the Regulation of the Data Revolution

Stipend at the RTP rate $28,092 per annum (indexed, 2020 rate) 

Top Up at $5,000 per annum

UNSW Law 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. Preference may go to topics in the context of the finance industry but other contexts are also welcome. The starting date is flexible.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 substaintial research component) with an average that equates to a UNSW Distinction (75%) or higher; or

  • equivalent research or professional experience, supported by references and a detailed CV.

How to Apply:

Complete the scholarship application form at https://www.law.unsw.edu.au/arc-laureate-phd-scholarships-regulation-data-revolution

Email your completed form to Dr Jenny Jarrett, HDR Officer, at j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au

Applications close 8 September 2020

For further enquiries, please contact Dr Jenny Jarrett, HDR Officer, at j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au

For more information, please visit: https://www.law.unsw.edu.au/arc-laureate-phd-scholarships-regulation-data-revolution

PhD Scholarship in the Law of the Sea

Stipend at the RTP rate $28,092 per annum (indexed, 2020 rate) 

Top Up at $5,000 per annum

The Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, wishes to offer a PhD Scholarship to support a candidate with outstanding research potential in the Law of the Sea. It is intended that the successful applicant will commence their studies in Term 1 of 2021.The scholarship duration is 3.5 years. 

The scholarship is open to both international and domestic applicants. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree in Law or a related discipline at 2(i) Honours level (or equivalent); or

  • a postgraduate qualification in Law or a related discipline with an average that equates to a UNSW Distinction (75%) or higher; or

  • equivalent research or professional experience, supported by references and a detailed CV.

How to Apply:

Complete the scholarship application form at https://www.law.unsw.edu.au/study/research-degrees/phd-scholarship-in-the-law-of-the-sea.

Email your completed form to Dr Jenny Jarrett, HDR Officer, at j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au

 

Applications close 8 September 2020

For further enquiries, please contact Professor Natalie Klein at n.klein@unsw.edu.au

For more information, please visit: https://www.law.unsw.edu.au/study/research-degrees/phd-scholarship-in-the-law-of-the-sea

PhD Scholarship in Quantum Communications

$45,000 per annum plus up to $5,000 per annum for travel to international conferences for 3 years

The project combines two key areas: theoretical studies on CV quantum-information transfer through the free space channel, and experimental and/or modelling studies of laser propagation through atmospheric turbulence. 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 satellite-based communications. 

This three-year PhD Scholarship is sponsored by the Department of Defence’s DSTG (Defence Science Technology Group) based in Adelaide (see www.dst.defence.gov.au). 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 DSTG researchers.
 

Selection Criteria

  • The candidate is expected to hold the equivalent of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering or Physics. The candidate must meet the UNSW admission requirements for the Higher Degree Research https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/

  • Demonstrated research capability (e.g. through thesis work) in engineering or physics, but not necessarily quantum physics

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills

For more information, download this information sheet.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted online via the apply button by 14th Sept 2020.

The application should consist of a resume, a statement addressing the selection criteria, transcripts, graduation certificates and testamurs of previous tertiary study. Two referees must also be nominated in your resume. All applicants are encouraged to use the HDR SelfAssessment Tool https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/ to help give an indication of your eligibility and competitiveness for a scholarship (please attach a screenshot of the outcome in your application).

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Robert Malaney, Email r.malaney@unsw.edu.au

PhD Scholarship - Quantum Technology in Space

$45,000 per annum for 3 years

$16,000 per annum top up scholarship for 3 years

$5,000 per annum for travel to the United States and international conferences.

In this 3-year PhD project, you will be tasked with exploring the use of quantum technology, such as quantum entanglement, as a means to enhance next-generation equipment that NASA may deploy in future systems.

This project offers the PhD candidate the opportunity to enter an exciting and emerging technology frontier that is positioned at the interface of advanced quantum physics and space-based technology. This three-year PhD Scholarship is sponsored in part by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Baltimore) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (Baltimore). Although the PhD candidate will be based at UNSW, Sydney he/she should be prepared to spend several weeks per year visiting and collaborating with NASA, Goddard in Baltimore, USA.

The candidate must be an Australian Citizen before the commencement of the PhD and is expected to hold the equivalent of a First-Class Honours degree in Engineering or Physics. No prior experience in quantum physics is required – just the ability to learn new theoretical concepts quickly.

For more information, download this information sheet.

Enquiries

Please contact Professor Robert Malaney, Email r.malaney@unsw.edu.au

PhD Scholarships from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales is offering PhD Scholarships to exceptional individuals who hold Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, with our goal to train the next generation of industry and research leaders. This rewarding scholarship opportunity is competitive, with candidates expected to have exceptional academic credentials (Honours 1) and communication skills, as well as industry or other relevant experience following completion of their undergraduate studies. Candidates will also be assessed on their leadership abilities. The PhD scholarship is tax-free and includes travel to two local/international conferences during the 3.5 year program of study.

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

To remain open until filled.

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

 

For more information on PhD Scholarship opportunities offered by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, visit: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/civil-engineering/news/phd-opportunities-not-to-be-missed

 

 

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 candidates of proven high ability to pursue postgraduate study in Engineering, Medicine or Science where their research shows promise of advancing Australian technology and industry in the modern world. 

The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents planning to undertake a full time PhD in Engineering, Medicine or Science.

The scholarship duration is 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension.

How to apply:
Submit a detailed statement of approximately two pages outlining the anticipated benefits of your proposed research to Australian technology and industry, attach CV, and send to domestic.grs@unsw.edu.au.

*this scholarship is available for new candidates only, under full-time candidature

Closed

Harvey Carey Memorial Scholarship

$10,000 per annum for 3.5 years for a Research Doctorate, or 2 years for a Research Masters

Open to domestic and international candidates, new and existing candidates, and full or part time candidates

Selection Criteria:

The Donor and UNSW agree that the Scholarship shall be awarded in accordance with the following:

  • Academic merit

  • Interest in a research and/or an academic career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Brief research proposal outlining the significance of the planned project and potential to contribute to the understanding, treatment and/or management of one of the following areas:

  1. Reproductive endocrinology

  2. Infertility

  3. Hypertension of pregnancy

  4. Gestational diabetes

  5. Polycystic ovarian disease

  6. Menstrual disorders

  7. Oral contraception

  8. Menopause

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Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship

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

• $20,000 per annum top up scholarship

• $15,000 research and development fund

For candidates who hold a  competitively awarded scholarship*:

• Up to $30,000 per annum top up scholarship* 

• $5,000 research and development support fund

*NB: value of top up scholarship cannot be more than 75% of the value of your main scholarship  

One PhD Top Up Scholarship is available to a candidate who can demonstrate academic excellence and whose research contributes to the betterment of mankind without particular regard for their own personal or commercial gain. Candidates must be undertaking world leading scientific research at UNSW in the areas of fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research. Research should be innovative and focused on discovery rather than solving social problems or delivering policy-driven outcomes.

Eligibility

  • have commenced in a PhD at UNSW in Term 3 or Summer Term 2019, Term 1, 2020 or commencing a PhD in Term 2, 2020.

  • be awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) or other competitive scholarship for the duration of this Scholarship.

  • have Honours 1 or equivalent qualifications.

  • be enrolled or commencing a full-time PhD at UNSW.

  • be enrolled or commencing in a program in fundamental sciences, engineering or medical research.

  • not have previously held the Scholarship.

  • not hold a UNSW structured scholarship (Scientia PhD Scholarship or a UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship).

  • not breach their main award’s terms and conditions by accepting the Scholarship and

  • not use the Scholarship to undertake research that has commercial gains or outcomes that aims to solve social problems or deliver policy-driven outcomes.

Note: the Petre Foundation Top Up Scholarship is not open to candidates enrolled in a structured UNSW PhD program (Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme or UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship Program).

Selection Criteria

  • Potential for Impact (50%):  How your PhD research project contributes to the betterment of mankind

  • Innovation (25%):  How your PhD research project is innovative

  • Academic Excellence (25%):  How you demonstrate academic excellence through your previous degrees

How to apply:

Candidates must submit an application to the Graduate Research School: grs@unsw.edu.au by Friday 22, May 2020

Note: Candidates must read the Petre Foundation Top-Up Terms and Conditions before completing the application form.

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For additional Faculty scholarships, please visit the Faculty website.

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