3 PhD positions are available, two in geoscience, one in world heritage at the University of Western Australia starting 2021. The University of Western Australia is a public research university in the Australian, the main campus is located in Perth, along with a secondary campus in Albany and various other facilities elsewhere. UWA was established in 1911, the university has an enrollment of more than 25,000 students and a staff of 3,700.

UWA is one of the most prestigious universities in Australia, and has been ranked at #92 by the QS world university rankings 2021. UWA is divided into 4 faculties, namely; 1) Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education, 2) Faculty of Science, 3) Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical sciences, 4) Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences.

UWA is located by the Swan River and only minutes from Perth’s city centre, and is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. The city of Perth offers an affordable study environment, with sunny weather, a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and beautiful natural scenery.

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PhD position in World Heritage

Keiran McNamara World Heritage PhD Top-Up Scholarship started after the McNamara Family, due to their donated funds to the University of Western Australia in honor of Keiran McNamara, former Director General of the Department of Environment and Conservation. The goal of this scholarship is to develop knowledge and strength in areas related to conservation and management of the natural values of World Heritage areas in Western Australia.

The scholarship given as a supplementary ‘top-up’ that consists of; $10,000 per year stipend (living allowance) and a $15,000 per year operating allowance for research expenses (including research related travel). The PhD position in world heritage is open to Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, International students, and Australian Permanent Residents.

Applicants who are interested to apply for this position need to contact potential supervisors before application submission. Candidates should have a bachelors degree in a relevant disciplines, and should not have already been enrolled in a PhD program.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is 31 August 2020. More information can be obtained the following website: https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/world-heritage-areas


PhD positions in Geoscience

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Postgraduate Scholarships are being offered to support 2 candidates to support their research training in a discipline related to MRIWA. The two PhD positions are mentioned below:

  • The Odwyn Jones Scholarship
  • The MRIWA Womens Scholarship (open to women applicants only)

These scholarships are intended for students to encourage and enable them to undertake a PhD in Western Australia. The scholarships are available to both domestic (Australian, Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizen) and international applicants. The annual stipend is AUD$35,000 and is given on a fortnightly basis.

MRIWA scholarships are given to PhD students enrolled in Science/Engineering/Mathematical sciences but relevant applicants are considered from a list of research priority plan. Research priority plan includes minerals and mining related topics and disciplines. Relevant study areas include: Geology, Exploration Geoscience, Earth sciences, Chemistry, Geoscience, Economics, Earth and Environment, Environmental Science, and Engineering, Mathematics.

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Stipend is provided on an annual basis for research and travel related expenses for up to three years, with the possibility for a six-month extension. Further information about the MRIWA and its scholarship program can be obtained by visiting http://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/scholarship/. The deadline to apply for these PhD positions is October 31, 2020.

An Expression of Interest, as detailed on the MRIWA website is required to be submitted. Applicants are first required to be enrolled at an eligible university before submitting their EOI to MRIWA, and must advise MRIWA of the progress of their university application. The EOI is to include the candidate name, undergraduate/graduate university, proposed research topic (short description), 2 references and the name of the intended supervisor and institution of study.

MRIWA Scholarship Form 2020

MRIWA PhD proposal template 2020

All documents must be submitted in English. Where original documents are in another language, they must be translated into English by an accredited translator, and the translation must bear evidence of this accreditation.EOI must be sent to: scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au

For all scholarship-related queries and further information please contact MRIWA on 08 6180 4344 or via email at scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au