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DSC opens its Higher Degree grants scheme

The WA Defence Science Centre has opened its annual ‘Research Higher Degree Student Grants’ scheme.Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021.

The Research Higher Degree Student Grant program supports WA students working on collaborative Defence-relevant projects, and/or undertaking defence industry placements as part of their study.

Grants are available for students from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and the University of Western Australia. The proposed project or placement must align to the themes of:

  • maritime maintenance and sustainment
  • one of the nine Defence Science and Technology Group’s Next Generation Technology Fund priorities, or
  • one of the 15 suggested-project topics published on the DSC grants program page.

Three categories of grant are available, based on level of study:

  • PhD – $15,000
  • Masters – $10,000
  • Honours and fourth-year engineering – $7,500

This is the third round of the ‘Research Higher Degree Student Grants’ which has been administered by the Defence Science Centre since the Centre’s inception in 2019. Across the program, $172,500 has previously been awarded to 13 Western Australian students. Previous recipients have included research into the decision making of military personnel, a study into preventing musculoskeletal injuries in Special Operations Forces, and the development of a safe and secure Cyber Range to provide real-time training for security operations centre analysts.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021. More information including how to apply, is published on the DSC grants program page.

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