National Industry PhD Program Round 2 successful applicants announced

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Congratulations to the latest funding recipients under the National Industry PhD program!

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.

Applications for Round 3 are expected to open on 1 February 2024. To find out how you can participate, complete the short Expressions of Interest form or email

For more information, visit the National Industry PhD Program webpage.

Correct at time of publication.