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.
Due COB 30 September 2018 - If need assistance to connect with research member and/or student
Due COB 31 October 2018 - If university and student identified
|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 due COB 31 October 2018. 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 notified by 30 September 2018.
The student must apply for a primary scholarship via the university process by 31 October 2018 unless other arrangements have been agreed to for 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 attached in their first year of commencement. 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.
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
|Barwon Regional Water Corporation||Seqwater Corporation|
|ChemCentre||South Australian Water Corporation|
|CSIRO||South East Water Corporation|
|Healthy Land and Water||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 placed for members to submit a Project Initiation Form by 30 September if they need assistance connecting to a university and/or student with similar research expertise.
The primary call for Project Initiation Form and Student Applications is September.
Closing Date: 31 October
Aligning with the University academic timelines