As at August 2018, 50 PhD students have commenced their studies with WaterRA. 90+% of WaterRA students commence their careers in the water sector...
Today's student could be tomorrow's game changer...
To be eligible for a scholarship you MUST:
Be registered with an Australian University or
Be a resident of Australia or
Be an Australian Citizen
Building future expertise across the water industry is the key focus of the WaterRA Education Program. The Program aims to build capacity and capability in high quality research to support the Australian water community and facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake of research.
Bringing together universities, students and water utilities, WaterRA supports the training of young industry professionals to help build long term operational excellence. The program enables graduates to carry out research through student projects with the aim of encouraging participants to:
PhD Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research. The student is to demonstrate initiative and have an interest in the water sector. This opportunity will provide students the opportunity to enhance their research skills and offers professional development in a wide range of water industry related areas.
Masters Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate initiative and an interest in the water sector. Masters by Research projects train students in the analysis of relevant literature and materials, the application of research methodology/ techniques and subsequent evaluation. This initiative is intended to support students who, on completion of their Masters Degree, would be prepared to enter the water industry or progress to a post graduate degree in a water-related field of research.
Information on Masters by Coursework can be found here.
Student applications are to be emailed to Research Capability Manager
|PhD||Masters by Research|
|Stipend||$5,000 pa||$5,000 pa|
|Professional Development Activities||$5,000||$5,000|
|Period||3 years||2 years|
|Conference support||National and international||National|
Must be registered with an Australian University and be resident in Australia (international students must apply for and secure an RTS, IPRS or equivalent Australian primary scholarship).
The Nancy Millis PhD Memorial Scholarship is offered annually in honour of microbiologist Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE for her pioneering work in agriculture, environmental protection, medicine and engineering. This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated research excellence. This scholarship is additional to the WaterRA scholarship. Invitation to an Interview is a two phase process.
Step 1. All PhD applications received will be considered for the Memorial Scholarship. If shortlisted, the candidate is invited to submit a 3 minute video of what they bring to the project. Further details will be provided.
Step 2. Successful candidates will be invited to an Interview for consideration of the Nancy Millis Memorial PhD Scholarship. Further details will be provided.
Important information for supervisors:
Essential Criteria for Student Applications must:
a) academic record
b) quality of written application
c) skills/study match to the project requirements
d) interview (if applicable)
All PhD applicants shortlisted for an interview will be in consideration for the Nancy Millis Memorial PhD Scholarship. This is in addition to the PhD Scholarship Package.
Download the Student Application Form
Download the Student Project Initiation Form
Email completed application to Research Capability Manager
Research Capability Manger
08 7424 2443
Project Proposals are available all year round, with the primary call for submissions placed in September.
If Sponsors require assistance in connecting with universities and/or students to contact Carolyn by
Closing Date for project proposal & student application 31 October