Co-funded Industry Scholarships

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation is pleased to present a number of scholarship opportunities partnering with local, Victorian based industries.

Ballarat City Council / Fed Uni Australia - Optimising submersed aquatic vegetation coverage in shallow lakes to maintain amenities for multiple users

  • PhD Project 1: Impact of submersed aquatic vegetation and submersed aquatic vegetation management techniques on physiochemical features of shallow amenity lakes
  • PhD Project 2: Impact of submersed aquatic vegetation, and submersed aquatic vegetation management techniques, on ecological features of shallow amenity lakes

Scholarship value: $27596 (2019 rate) per year over 3 years. Stipend to support living costs

Eligibility: Applicants must have first-class or Upper Second Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Aquatic Ecology, aquatic ecology and management, Limnology, or ecotoxicology).

Location: Victorian campus of Federation University Australia at Mt Helen, Ballarat

Conditions of Scholarship:. Full time over 3 years, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents. International applicants may apply, however a fee waiver scholarship is required in addition to the stipend award for international candidate. Fee waiver scholarships are dependent upon limited funding availability, so this type of scholarship cannot be assured. Standard leave entitlements apply. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Closing date:   Fri 7 December 2018

Project:  Realising the value proposition for precision agriculture in different landscapes

Scholarship value: $27596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate) - 3 year duration

Eligibility: Honours 1 or Equivalence. Domestic and permanent residents only.

Location: Victorian campus of Federation University Australia at Ballarat

Conditions of Scholarship: this scholarships is for a period of three years. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents only. Standard leave entitlements apply. This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Closing date: extended till Friday 14 December 2018.


Project:  Exploring digital agriculture: discoveries in Australian grains trial data

Scholarship value: $27596 per year stipend to support living costs (2019 rate) - 3 year duration

Eligibility: Honours 1 or Equivalence. Domestic and permanent residents only.

Location: Victorian campus of Federation University Australia at Ballarat

Conditions of Scholarship: this scholarships is for a period of three years. Application is open to domestic and permanent residents only. Standard leave entitlements apply. This position and scholarship are full-time, with no possibility of being undertaken part-time during candidature. Students will be required to commit to a minimum of four days per week on campus and participate in occasional industry placement at key times during the term of their candidature.

Closing date: extended till Friday 14 December 2018.


A collective impact approach to improving student engagement, retention and pathways in government secondary schools

Scholarship value: $30,000 per year stipend to support living costs and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship valued at $26,700 per annum.
Project support: $2000 per year

Application form and project details: Highlands LLEN Scholarship Application

The Highlands LLEN is a trusted independent broker, supporting and linking key stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes for young people in the City of Ballarat and Pyrenees, Moorabool, Hepburn and Golden Plains shires.

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Development of an advanced diagnostic and data gathering capability in collaboration with Safetech

Scholarship value: $30,000 per year stipend to support living costs and a Research Training Program (RTP) fee scholarship valued at $27,800 per annum.
Project support: $2000 per year
Eligibility: Honours 1 or Equivalence. Domestic, permanent residents and International candidates may apply

Application form and project details: Safetech Application Form

This research project will partner Safetech, a leading manufacturer of custom lifting solutions with FedUni's research priority area in information forensics and security.

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