WaterRA supports PhD, Masters by Research, Masters by Coursework (Research Project only) and Honours student projects.
Scholarship package costs:
$29,000 Masters by Research
$17,000 Honours and Masters by Coursework (research project only)
$5,000 Education Program support towards the WaterRA PhD Scholarship package*
$2,000 Education Program support towards the WaterRA Honours Scholarship package*
*Members wishing to contribute towards the WaterRA PhD or Honours Scholarship package can contact Carolyn Bellamy on 08 7424 2443 to arrange an invoice.
|Step 1||Submit Student Project Initiation form||
This form identifies the project topic, the sponsor and the university and student if known.
Research Capability Manager will assist in connecting you with a researcher/student or continue the process if university and student is known.
|Step 2||Letter of Commitment (LoC)||
A draft LoC is sent to the Sponsor for comment and negotiation confirming the funding commitment and payment schedule.
A final LoC is issued for execution between the Sponsor and WaterRA.
|Step 3||Student to submit Application form||
The Student Application form is to be submitted by the student before the university due date for primary scholarships. This form provides the student details and background experience. It can be submitted with the Project Initiation form or separately.
WaterRA can assist the sponsor in acquiring a student to undertake the project if required.
The student must apply for a primary scholarship via the university process by the university due date unless other arrangements have been agreed to for primary scholarship. Semester 2 University primary scholarships are now open with closing date varying from March/April 2019.
Honours students are not required to secure a primary scholarship.
|Step 4||Education Committee (EdCom)||To ensure governance and due diligence, the application is assessed and shortlisted by the EdCom. This practice is to ensure the project is robust, with background resources to support the student and that the student has the right experience/skill set and/or degree to undertake the project.|
|Step 5||Outcomes announced||
All sponsored students approved by the EdCom will be awarded relevant scholarship.
Successful applicants will be considered for the WaterRA Memorial scholarships.
|Step 6||Student Agreement (RASP)||
Enter into negotiation of the Research Agreement for Student Project (RASP) with all parties. This Agreement is signed by WaterRA, the Sponsor, the University and the student.
A final RASP is executed between all parties.
Submissions are open to new projects and for projects with a student already attached and have commenced. The researcher and student can be nominated on the full proposal. Ensure the student is eligible for a WaterRA scholarship.
Sponsor organisations may submit numerous projects.
Sponsor organisations may nominate an organisation to collaborate or seek assistance from the Research Capability Manager.
Student projects may be associated with a larger project, however the scope of the student project must be clearly defined. Student projects can also be stand alone projects.
WaterRA encourages members to submit collaborative projects where the student undertakes the research project on location with a research member as well as an industry member.
Refer to example RASP Agreement
Essential Criteria for project proposal must:
PARTS 1,2 & 3 STUDENT PROJECT INITIATION FORM
PART 4 PHD & MASTERS BY RESEARCH STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
PART 4 HONOURS & MASTERS BY COURSEWORK STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
|Barwon Regional Water Corporation||Melbourne Water|
|CSIRO||south Australian Water Corporation|
|Healthy Land and Water||South East Water Corporation|
|Hunter Water Corporation||Water Corporation of Western Australia|
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE EMAILED TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Carolyn Bellamy 08 7424 2443 for further information on the application process
Research Capability Manager
08 7424 2443
Sponsored project proposals open all year round.
A call is announced in August and February for members to submit a Project Initiation Form. Assistance can be provided with connections to a university and/or student with similar research expertise.
Aligns with the University academic timelines
Semester 1 start: September/October the preceding year
Semester 2 start:
March/April same year