HDR (Industry) Scholarships at Federation University Australia

Federation University is seeking three PhD candidates and two Masters by Research candidates for fully funded projects co-designed and co-supervised by Ararat Rural City, local industry partners and leading academics within the newly established Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct. The PhD and Masters candidates will be affiliated with Federation University’s Ararat Campus at the Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct (AJTP). They will receive a scholarship of $30,000 per calendar year in partnership with Ararat Rural City Council. Australian citizens and permanent residents will receive a fee offset scholarship and international applicants may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship.

These opportunities are open to suitably qualified people with relevant academic qualifications and demonstrated fundamental technical knowledge (e.g., circular economy, agribusiness,  carbon economics, data science, smart specialisation etc.) relevant to the application domain of each project. Specific skills and interests relevant for each project are listed below.

Applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, and international residents with appropriate qualifications, skills and interests will be ranked highly.

Successful applicants may have the opportunity to participate in an industry-based internship.

Scholarship details

Scholarship amount: $30,000 per annum*, funded by Federation University, Destination Australia and Ararat City Council

Fees: Up to $32,000 per annum covered by a Research Training Program Fee-Offset Scholarships (domestic students) or a Federation University Tuition Fee Scholarship (international students)

Applications have now opened – Please submit your application and EOI by 11:59pm, Monday 25th April 2022 at 




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