Applications now open for the National Industry PhD Program

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Are you a researcher, PhD candidate, industry partner or industry employee? Are you interested in working at the interface of research and industry, and across the sectors in the future? You are invited to apply for Round 2 of the National Industry PhD program for commencement semester 1, 2024.

The program supports Australia’s high-quality researchers to lead ground-breaking industry-linked projects to better translate research into new products and services that boost Australia’s economy.

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.

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

Applications needs to be submitted by an Australian university. To find out how you can participate, complete the short Expression of Interest form or email  

Applications for Round 2 close on 4 August 2023. For more information, visit the National Industry PhD Program webpage.

Correct at time of publication.