Opportunities @ UWA

McCusker Centre for Citizenship 

The Centre is running a Student ‘Pop up’ Presentation Series called ‘Oxygen for the Brain’ at St Catherine’s College at UWA. The focus of the series is on the important and challenging social issues in our community today.

Check their facebook for more details. Keep an eye on their website for internships for Semester 1, 2017, details coming soon.

Travel Grant 2016 Series

Campus Travel and Student Flights are now accepting applications for their Travel Grant program. There are two Travel Grants – one for tertiary students and one for academic professionals. The Travel Grants provide travel funding for successful applicants to enrich their area of study or academic work on a trip-of-a-lifetime, wherever their interests take them. These are worth $4,000 worth of airfares and $1,000 for accommodation, transportation, tours or other travel arrangements. Applications close 30 September 2016.

For more information visit the 2016 Travel Grant Series website

The Big Idea

The University of Western Australia is participating in The Big Idea: a national social enterprise pitch competition that will involve teams of undergraduate university students from around the country. The Big Idea invites students to develop a concept and business plan that might become the next ‘Big Issue,’ a fortnightly independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people – potentially going on to change the lives of thousands of vulnerable and marginalised people. Open to all undergraduate students.

Applications close: 15th August. To find out more visit their website.

Alumni Fund Grants

The Grants provide one-off financial contributions of up to $30,000 for innovative projects and activities that are focused on enhancing the student experience around the University. In particular, it would be great to encourage as many students as possible to apply as we will be launching the People’s Choice Award during this round of Grants.

Submissions for the first round of funding close Monday 15 August 2016 at 9am.

For more information about the Grants and for details on how to apply, please visit:


Opportunities beyond

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships

Applications are currently open and close on 31 August 2016.

Asian Exchange Scholarship (undergraduate)

The scholarship supports undergraduates who are passionate about Asia and want to actively contribute to Australia’s success in Asia. Scholarship recipients are given the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a leading Asian University.

Future Leader Scholarship (post grad)

~17 ‘Future Leaders’ scholarships. The scholarship offers up to $120,000 towards a postgrad course at the top Australian university for your topic. Funding is for travel, a 75% APA top-up, volunteer experience, computer hardware and software, conference registration. etc. and also includes a Leadership Program. Scholars are chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of 3 focus areas: technology and innovation, strengthening Australia-Asia ties or enabling positive social change. Last year one of our Scholars, Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, was awarded one of these scholarships to fund her PhD at the University of Queensland.

Research Fellowship

4 Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 over 3 years are on offer. This fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers whose ground-breaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of 3 focus areas: technology and innovation, strengthening Australia-Asia ties or enabling positive social change.

Further information can be found here: http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/

Menzies Post-graduate Scholarships

The Menzies Scholarship in Law is for post-graduate courses of study at UK universities, principally Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. Applications for other UK universities will be received and treated on merit. The scholarship is valued at up to $75,000 per year. The scholarship opens in July each year and closes on 31 August.

The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law is for postgraduate courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university. Applicants are encouraged to consider undertaking a course of study at a university in Asia. The scholarship is valued at up to $75,000 per year. The scholarship opens in July each year and closes on 31 August.

More info: http://menziesfoundation.org.au/scholarships

2017 Australian Postgraduate Awards, University Postgraduate Awards & Prestigious University Scholarships now open 

Closing Date:  5pm Monday 31 October 2016

Hackett Postgraduate Scholarships $35,000 pa with a $5000 travel allowance

Jean  Rogerson Postgraduate Scholarships $35,000 pa

Robert & Maude Gledden Postgraduate Scholarships for research in applied science, particularly relating to surveying, engineering, mining or cognate subjects. $30,000pa with a $5,000 research travel allowance. Gledden scholarships are typically awarded to PhD students enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and the Faculty of Science. However, relevant applications will be considered from candidates in other Faculties.

The Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships $40,000pa with a $5,000 travel/conference allowance and a $5000pa research operating/maintenance allowance.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships the Forrest Scholarships package includes an APA/UPA stipend of $26,288pa; accommodation allowance of $19,716pa (in 2016) and a $13,000 relocation and research travel allowance. Forrest Scholarships are offered across the 5 WA universities, and a separate online application form is required by the Forrest Foundation.

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Postgraduate Scholarships for research of relevance to the minerals industry in WA. $30,000pa. MRIWA scholarships are typically awarded to students enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and Science. However, relevant applications will be considered from candidates in other Faculties.

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Directors’ Postgraduate Scholarships for research in ‘Minerals Data Analytics’; ‘In Situ Leaching’ and ‘Scale Up from Bench to Production’ – $40,000pa.

Details of conditions of award for postgraduate research scholarships, application and selection processes, and access to the online application form can be found on the UWA Scholarships website at: http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/future-students/key-dates#postgrad

The International Centre for Radioastronomy Research is searching for eight talented undergraduate students for summer to work in astronomy (including, theory, simulations or observational), radio astronomy engineering or data intensive astronomy (ICT). Each studentship comes with a $6,000 scholarship and interstate/NZ students also receive airfares and a 50% accommodation subsidy. Four of our studentships are offered in partnership with the PawseyCentre for computational astronomy/data intensive astronomy projects. Studentships are expected to begin on the 28th of November and will consist of ten weeks work and a two week (paid) christmas break. Dates and timing can be flexible for successful students.

Applications close: 26th of August.

The application form and a list of potential projects are available on the ICRAR website (Studentship page).


Interested in applying?

Learn more and apply for a UWA Fogarty Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship today.