The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW's dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities.

This elite scheme offers successful applicants $40,000/year scholarships, plus travel expenses, to work on strategically important research with leading supervisory teams. 

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has six opportunities on offer this year. See these projects below - School staff member's names are in bold.

Project opportunities 

Quantifying global water cycle change using ocean observations (Jan Zika, John Church and Trevor McDougall)

Water-mass variability and change in the East Australian Current System (Amandine Schaeffer, Moninya Roughan, and Jan Zika)

The role of unconscious bias in higher education (Yanan Fan, Janelle Wheat, and Geoffrey Crisp)

Changes in ocean ventilation: deconvolutions of hydrographic data and modeling (Mark Holzer, Darryn Waugh, and Matt England)

Computational fluid dynamics of tear film dynamics (Shane Keating, Arthur Ho, and Nicole Carnt)

Ocean heat recycling during El Niño events (Matthew England, Ryan Holmes, and Shane Keating)

Browse through these links to discover the project for you, and then when you have found the project and team you would like to work with, click "apply" and you will be able to express your interest with the primary supervisor. If you and the supervisory team match up well, the team will nominate you and you will be invited to submit a full application for consideration.

More about Scientia PhD Scholarships

Scientia PhD scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted, in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.

  • Work on high quality research projects with the best supervisory teams in world class environments
  • $40K a year stipend for four years
  • Tuition fees covered for the full four-year period
  • Coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly personalised leadership development plan
  • Up to $10k each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations
  • At least 5 of these scholarships will be reserved for Indigenous research candidates. 

Expressions of Interest for the 2019 round of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is now open, and will close at 11.59pm on 20 July 2018.