Looking for a PhD scheme that combines outstanding supervision, an exceptional research environment and an individualised professional development plan? The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme 2020 is now open. Only those determined to make a difference in the world need apply.

The scheme

The aim of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is to attract the best and brightest students and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community. The scheme is open to both international and domestic students.

The scheme is targeted, meaning students apply for projects in a specific research area with an identified supervisory team. These projects have gone through a selection process to ensure they address UNSW’s priority research areas and are offered by its highest-performing supervisors.

Benefits of the scheme include:

  • An annual living stipend of $41,209 for four years and payment of tuition fees;
  • The opportunity to work on a high-quality project in world-class facilities with supervisors who are leaders in their fields;
  • A structured, individualised professional and career development plan, with up to $10,000 each year for travel and career development.

How do I find the project that’s right for me?

The first step for prospective applicants is to find the research project and supervisory team that most interests them. Amongst the over 190 projects available in this round, Children’s Cancer Institute is offering five:

Supervisors: Dr Belamy Cheung, Prof. Glenn Marshall, Dr Zsuzsanna Nagy

Supervisors: Prof. Maria Kavallaris, Dr Lakmali Atapattu, Prof. John Justin Gooding

Supervisors: Prof. Richard Lock, Dr Duohui Jing, Prof. John Pimanda

Supervisors: Dr Angelica Merlot, Prof. Minote Apte, Prof. Murray Norris

Supervisors: Dr Jenny Wang, A/Prof. Tracey O’Brien, Dr Nicola Smith

And then?

The next step is for applicants to submit an expression of interest to the supervisory team via the Scientia UNSW website and provide information on their research experience and qualifications.

Expressions of interest must be lodged by 12 July 2019.

Information on subsequent steps can be found in the Guidelines.


Top image: Successful students will have access to cutting edge technology like this 3-D bioprinter in our labs.


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