Apply to participate in the National Industry PhD Program

National Industry PhD Program

This story was first published on Tuesday 14 March 2023. If you wish to use this content, please contact to confirm that the information is still current.

The Australian Government is investing $296 million to build a bedrock of research talent skilled in university-industry collaboration across the sector under the Increase Workforce Mobility initiative. This includes funding to establish the National Industry PhD Program to support the Government’s commitment to add 1,800 Industry PhDs over 10 years.

Are you a PhD candidate? If so, you are invited to apply for the National Industry PhD Program.

The Program will support PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects and develop the knowledge and skills to better translate university research into commercialisation outcomes.

It will also give PhD candidates an opportunity to gain practical and research experience in both industry and university settings.

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 with a business 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 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.

Applications for Round 1 are now open and close 12 April 2023. Apply today through the portal.

Explore the National Industry PhD Program page for more information.

Correct at time of publication.