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:

Development of Green and Fire-resistant Fibre Reinforced Magnesium Oxychloride Cementitious Composite

This PhD project will work on development and calibration of the mechanical properties of high performance fire resistant material.
Applications close 22 May 2022


School of Science

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Mediating the Effects of Nutrition on Lifespan and Reproduction

This PhD project will combine recent advances in microbiology with nutritional geometry and evolutionary biology in a power laboratory insect system.
Applications close 31 May 2022


Translational Health Research Institute

Supporting Aboriginal Children in Out-of-home Care

This PhD project will engage with children and young people in out of home care, their carers, caseworkers and birth families to explore how we can better support cultural and community connections.
Applications close 31 May 2022


School of Medicine

Assessing the Impact of Work-integrated Learning on Student Satisfaction and Employment Outcomes

This PhD project will use data analytics methods including machine learning and natural language processing to analyse datasets.
Applications close 31 May 2022


Development of High-Grade Recycled Concrete Model

This PhD project will conduct experimental work for high-grade recycled concrete.
Applications close 31 May 2022


MARCS Institute

The Musical Escape: Algorithmic Music Generation for Music Induced Imagination

This PhD project will empirically explore how musical features affect imagination.
Applications close 31 May 2022


MARCS Institute

The Musical Escape: Investigating Music and Imagination

This PhD project will utilise state of the art insights on music-induced imagination to create music generation systems that induce user-specified imagination.
Applications close 31 May 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Integrating Functional Diversity into Conservation Stewardship Programs

This PhD project will investigate how plant functional traits can be used to capture aspects of biodiversity which are currently lacking from current approaches to assessing vegetation condition.
Applications close 31 May 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Mycorrhizal Ecological Strategies Along Gradients of Nutrient Limitation

The PhD project will investigate partnerships in arid environments where nitrogen and phosphorus are limiting.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Understanding the Survival of Forests Under Extreme Drought

Drought has a defining impact on plant performance, including the productivity of agricultural systems and the health of native forests and woodlands.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Enhancing Cultural, Conservation and Restoration Outcomes in the Cumberland Plain' of Western Sydney

Four PhD scholarships are available to support the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan.
Applications close 30 June 2022


Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Harnessing Microbes to Boost Drought Tolerance in Grasses

Soil microbes offer an untapped opportunity to enhance drought survival in grasses.
Applications close 30 June 2022


MARCS Institute

Neuromorphic Hardware for Epileptic Seizure Prediction

This PhD project involves the development of novel hardware for epileptic seizure prediction.
Applications close 30 June 2022


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External Scholarships

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