The program supports PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to better translate university research into commercial outcomes.
Forty research projects have been awarded funding including:
- 19 Industry Linked projects
- 21 Industry Researcher projects
The second application round received a total of 128 applications across a variety of fields of research. The program consists of two streams:
- Industry Linked PhD stream: 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: 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’s Increase Workforce Mobility initiative to build up research talent skilled in university-industry collaboration and harness the world-class research Australian universities are known for.
For more information, visit the National Industry PhD Program webpage.