Applications open for Industry PhDs

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Applications for Industry PhD scholarships have opened today for candidates wanting to complete their PhD on challenges faced by Australian industry.

More information can be found on the Department of Education website.

The National Industry PhD Program is part of a $296 million government initiative to build a foundation of research talent skilled in university-industry collaboration and harness the world-class research Australian universities are known for.

The first round of applications will provide around 26 PhDs, with an additional 44 being offered later this year, as part of a total of 1800 funded over 10 years through new industry PhD programs.

The Program consists of two streams:

  • Industry Linked PhD stream: This stream is for outstanding PhD candidates to undertake research projects co-designed by university and industry, with opportunities to be embedded in an industry setting and participate in a 12-week training program.
  • Industry Researcher PhD stream: This stream is for highly capable industry professionals who are supported by their employers to undertake PhD projects in partnership with a university while retaining industry employment and salary benefits.

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