SmartSat CRC Higher Degree Research Scholarships

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol44 Issue40 7–11 October 2019

SmartSat CRC Higher Degree Research Scholarships


SmartSat is now inviting expressions of interest for higher degrees by research (Masters & PhD) scholarships, as a means to support this objective and to capture students currently looking to commence in 2020.  Full and top-up scholarships, of up to 3 years maximum duration are available to higher degree research (HDR) students who participate in the SmartSat Education and Training Program.  We are also very keen to have students be supported via other nationally competitive scholarships (i.e. RTP Stipend) where possible. 


It is expected that successful candidates will be enrolled with one of our university partners and will work on applied R&D which align with our research programs. The supervision team will normally comprise the Principal Supervisor from the host university and, where practicable, an academic co-supervisor from another SmartSat partner university; and/or a co-supervisor from a relevant SmartSat end-user or Industry partner.


All students within the SmartSat Education and Training Program become valuable members of SmartSat, and will benefit from being a part of the graduate network, and an extensive professional development program that includes opportunities to participate in the SmartSat conference series and networking events.  Our students will also benefit from being part of an organisation that links research and industry.  SmartSat will actively encourage and facilitate students to undertake periods of placement with industry and end-user partners so they have both academic and industry-based research experience.


For further information about the scholarships, application process and contact point from the SmartSat website:

For discussions on Research School of Physics projects under this scheme can be directed to Professor Christine Charles.