UNSW + CSIRO Industry PhD Scholarship

A new program for higher degree research candidates who will become the next leaders and innovators bridging the gap between research and industry.

Recruitment for the 2020 Program has not yet commenced. Please check back regularly for projects, or register your interest to receive updates.

The Program

CSIRO and UNSW are working with leading industry partners to develop the next generation of researchers with the skills to work at the interface of research and industry.

  • A four year program, including a minimum six month industry internship

  • $40K* per annum scholarship


  • An industry-focused research program

  • Three-way support system by UNSW, CSIRO and an Industry Partner

  • Candidates are matched with an Industry Partner

  • Career and professional development training program

Who we are looking for

We are looking for Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents who will become future applied research and innovation leaders who are work-ready, understand the needs of industry, and know how to collaborate with others.

Industry Experience and your career

The Industry PhD Program is set to create a new and unique opportunity to give you the best kick-start to your career

Connections & Training

Cultivate the skills to deliver world-class research, build the connections, and access the training and development opportunities to achieve the greatest impact for your career.

Your Partners

Successful PhD candidates will be matched with an industry mentor and two research supervisors based on nominated research areas. Industry partners will be your mentors and time in their businesses will provide practical experience.

Market Edge

Learn how decisions are made, how you can make a real difference with your research and how to give yourself a market edge in a six-month industry placement.