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.
Thirty-two research projects have been awarded funding including:
- 15 Industry Linked projects
- 17 Industry Researcher projects.
A total of 86 applications across a variety of fields of research were submitted in Round 1.
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 are open for Round 2 of the program and close 4 August 2023. Applications need to be submitted by an Australian university. To find out how you can participate, complete the short Expression of Interest form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the National Industry PhD Program webpage.