Project Scholarships

Western Sydney University offers a range of project-based scholarships to support higher degree students in undertaking their research. Scholarships are available to support both current and new postgraduate research candidates. You may also be eligible for scholarships offered by other organisations.

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The following scholarships are now open for applications:

Identifying Actionable Insights from Performance Analytics in Australian Rules Football

This industry-based PhD project is jointly funded by the Greater Western Sydney Giants Football Club and Western Sydney University.
Applications close 05 December 2021


Institute for Society and Culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Living with Traumatic Brain Injury Related to Family Violence

This PhD project is funded through the ARC and is working across sites in New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Applications close 17 December 2021


Ageing and Social Decision-making

This PhD project aims to develop and test a model of the influence of advice on decision making in healthy ageing.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Vulnerability Assessment and Prediction for Composite Structures Subjected to High Energy Laser Attack

This PhD project will investigate the vulnerability of structures subjected to high energy laser attacks.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Numerical Modelling and Testing of Composite Structures with Enhanced Protection Capability Against Laser Weapon Attack

This PhD project will develop the optimal design of composite structures with improved laser weapons resistance.
Applications close 31 December 2021


School of Social Sciences

Western Sydney University and Kathmandu University Dual Award PhD Scholarship

A unique scholarship opportunity for a PhD candidate to co-design their social justice research project and be conferred a Doctor of Philosophy from both institutions.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Green or Crispy: Which Plants Use Transpiration to Survive Heatwaves?

This PhD project aims to generate new knowledge on the heat tolerance and cooling capacity of diverse horticultural plant species.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Synthetic Biology Approaches to Improve Cotton Productivity

This PhD project will focus on approaches to increase abiotic or biotic stresses including improvement in nutrient and water-use use efficiency.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Mycorrhizal Adaptations to Aridity and Drought in Australian Environments

The PhD project will investigate partnerships in arid environments where water is limiting to both plants and fungi.
Applications close 31 December 2021


Measuring Cost Savings and Environmental Sustainability of Innovative Clean Technology to Organically Recycle Waste in the Health Sector

This PhD project is co-funded by Opes Industrial Limited.
Applications close 31 January 2022


Circular Economy in Wastewater Processing

This PhD project aims to address the circular economy of wastewater, especially in nutrient and organics recovery.
Applications close 31 January 2022


Robot Learning from Demonstration in Welding

Western Sydney University and University of Hertfordshire Dual Award PhD Scholarship
Applications close 28 February 2022


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