We're one of the world's top research universities. Our research is driven by the big picture. Work alongside some of the world's brightest and most accomplished academics, access high-calibre facilities, and discover our new curriculum. Our research is driven by the big picture. Ranked second globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and in the top 45 of research universities around the world*, the University of Sydney is home to leading researchers who are finding solutions to the world's most pressing issues by changing the way they look at them. Our interdisciplinary approach means that students are part of a community of scholars that unites experts in fields as diverse as medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, information technologies and science. As a researcher at Sydney, you'll work alongside some of the world's brightest and most accomplished academics.

Key Research Areas

  • Technology
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Environment
  • Society and Culture

Numbers

  • 100 Research Centres
  • 5000 Research Students
  • 5500 Research Staff/Supervising academics

Funding

  • More funding information and application deadline available here.
  • Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher. More information

Scholarships in focus:

Research Projects

SYD Projects

University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Sasha Rubin
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:An ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of (1) a strong background in logic, automata theory, or formal methods, (2) mathematical sophistication, and (3) prior research experience. Interested candidates should email Sasha Rubin a CV, the contact information of at least two references, and details of prior research experience. At some point in the application process, candidates may be asked to read and discuss a recent conference paper published in a conference such as KR, AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS, ICAPS, or LICS.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Ali Hadigheh
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:The successful applicant will have an outstanding academic track record in manufacturing of fibre reinforced polymer composites, material characterisation, mechanical testing and finite element modelling of composites made of short synthetic fibres.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Xianghai An
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:This project is supported by Dr. Linlin Li's DECRA project. Due to the covid-19 issue, she will join us and start her DECRA this July. She will be the co-supervisor. There are 2 scholarships available (one supported by our Uni. and one supported by ARC) and the preferred start date is July or October this year. If you are interested in this scholarship, please send your CV, transcript and a brief description of why you are interested to xianghai.an@sydney.edu.au (Dr. Xianghai An, who will be the main supervisor and Dr Linlin Li's DECRA collaborator in USYD). Highly self-motivated candidates with background of mechanical and materials engineering are warmly welcomed.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP.  More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Matthew Cleary
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:Two scholarships available to work on an exciting project exploring the use of sea water droplets to reduce radiation on the Great Barrier Reef and limit coral bleaching. Use state of the art computational methods and experimental techniques. Start 1st half of 2021.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:Reca Stone Postgraduate Scholarship in Legal Theory (Primary)
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

Supporting postgraduate research in the field of legal theory.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/reca-stone-scholarship.html

Details:
-University of Sydney RTP stipend rate ($35,629AUD/year)
-Full-time PhD student
-Conduct research in the discipline of legal theory
-Hold an honours degree or master's degree in law

Funding Information:

The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend for up to 3 years with a possible six months extension.

Academic tuition fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) are not covered by this scholarship for an international recipient.

Special Requirements:

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. 

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Law and Transnational Regulation 
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:Up to $85,836 scholarship to a PhD student at the Sydney Law School to research the effects of transnational financial regulation in Australia.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/law-and-transnational-regulation.html
Funding Information:

Details:
-$28,612 AUD p.a. (up to 3 years)
-Full-time PhD student at the Sydney Law School
-Hold an honours or master's degree
-Research on the effects of transnational financial regulation in Australia 

Special Requirements:

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extensions possible.

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:The Julian Small Research Scholarship in Labour Law
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/julian-small-scholarship.html
Funding Information:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) recipients will be provided with an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend per year for up to 3 years with a possible extension of 6 months.
-Masters of Laws (LLM) by research recipients will be provided with an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's RTP stipend per annum for up to 1.75 years. No extension is possible.

-Academic tuition fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee are not covered by this scholarship for an international recipient.

Special Requirements:

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. 

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:WA Cooke, Jane Cooke and Alfred Godfrey Scholarship (Primary)
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

Stipend allowance for up to three years for a postgraduate research student to conduct research in the University of Sydney Law School.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/wa-cooke-jane-cooke-and-alfred-godfrey-scholarship-primary.html

Details:
-University of Sydney RTP stipend rate ($35,629AUD/year)
-PhD, MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research) full-time student
-Willingness to conduct research in law
-Hold an honours or master's degree in law

Funding Information:

The scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year), subject to satisfactory academic performance, as per below duration:

-up to 1.75 years for a successful full-time MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research) recipient. No extension is possible.

-up to three years for a successful full-time PhD recipient, with a possible extension of six months.

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:The George and Matilda Harris Scholarship (for research students)
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

Stipend allowance for Master of Criminology (Research), Master of Laws (Research) or PhD students in the University of Sydney Law School.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/the-george-and-matilda-harris-scholarship-for-research-students.html

Details:
-University of Sydney RTP stipend rate ($35,629AUD/year)
-PhD, MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research) student
-Willingness to conduct research in law
-Hold an honours degree or master's degree in law

Funding Information:

The scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for:

-up to 1.75 years for a successful full-time Master of Criminology (MCrim) (Research) or Master of Laws (LLM) (Research) recipient

-up to three years for a successful full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) recipient.

-Recipients enrolled part-time will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50 percent of the full-time stipend rate, for up to 3.5 years for MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research), or up to six years for PhD.

Special Requirements:

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. Extensions are possible as per Terms and Conditions.

Academic tuition fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee are not covered by this scholarship for an international recipient.

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Yi Shen
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:My research interests span from biomolecular engineering to biophysics with a focus on protein phase behavior and functional biomaterials by exploiting a set of soft matter approaches and microfluidic techniques. The aim of my research is to improve human lives from a health, environment and foods perspective. I will use sustainable strategies by performing fundamental studies on proteins for the study of protein pathological aggregation and development of biodegradable materials and innovative techniques.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Baptiste Lepers
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:The systems lab of the University of Sydney is looking for 3 PhD students to work on operating systems and databases. The objective will be to maximizing performance, minimizing energy usage and improving the reliability of systems. The three available positions will allow the PhD student to work with future technology (very fast SSDs and persistent memory), or improve the reliability of the Linux kernel/Android systems. All PhDs will be supervised by Baptiste Lepers and Willy Zwaenepoel (Dean of the faculty of engineering).
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:John O'Brien Memorial Research Scholarship in Criminal Law and Criminology
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

This scholarship aims to support research students at the University of Sydney Law School who are undertaking research in criminal law and/or criminology.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/john-obrien-memorial-research-scholarship-in-criminology.html

Details:
-University of Sydney RTP stipend rate ($35,629 AUD/year)
-PhD, MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research) student
-Research criminal law and/or criminology
-Hold an honours degree or master's degree in law or a relevant discipline

Funding Information:

The scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for:

up to 1.75 years for a successful full-time Master of Criminology (MCrim) by research or Master of Laws (LLM) by research recipient
up to 3 years for a successful full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) recipient.
Recipients enrolled part-time will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50 percent of the full-time stipend rate, for up to 3.5 years for MCrim by research or LLM by research, or up to 6 years for PhD.

Special Requirements:

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance. Extensions are possible as per Terms and Conditions.

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney 
Faculty:University of Sydney Law School
Title:Judge Ralph J Perdriau International Scholarship in Common Law
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:01.11.2021
Supervisor Name:Please browse your research opportunity via Research Supervisor Connect
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

This prestigious tuition fee and stipend scholarship supports international students from the Sydney Law School, including additional student fees and health cover.

www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/common-law.html

Details:
-Tuition fees, SSAF, OSHC, stipend ($35,629AUD/year)
-International student
-Applied for a PhD or LLM by research in the Sydney Law School
-Conduct research in common law
-Hold an honours or master's degree in law

Funding Information:

This scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year).

Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) are also provided.

The scholarship will also cover the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a successful international applicant (single cover only) for the normal full-time duration of their higher degree studies at the time of award.

Stipend allowance duration:

-Up to 1.75 years for a successful full-time LLM by Research recipient. No extension is possible.

-Up to 3 years for a successful full-time PhD recipient, with a possible extension of 6 months.

Academic course fees and SSAF duration:

-Up to 7 research periods for a successful full-time LLM by Research recipient. No extension is possible

-Up to 12 research periods for a successful full-time PhD recipient, with a possible extension of 2 research periods.

Categories : PhD Law | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:John Kavanagh
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:The project will develop computational fluid dynamics models of plasma bubble columns, with a particular focus on the hydrodynamics of the reactor systems. The models will also incorporate the breakdown of PFAS compounds in a plasma bubble column.  
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Ali Hadigheh
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:"Until now, it has been impossible to continuously recycle products made of carbon fibres. Given that most recycling involves shredding, cutting or grinding, fibres are worn out, decreasing a future product’s viability. This presents a huge challenge and threat to our environment, as it has led to the production of virgin carbon fibre which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. To combat this issue and to support a true circular economy, we developed an efficient and cost-effective method for recycling carbon fibre, which is present in tablets through to BMWs. To support a true circular economy, we developed an efficient and cost-effective method for recycling carbon fibre, which is present in tablets through to BMWs. To do this we used a two phased, optimised process. The first step is called “pyrolysis”, which breaks down a material using heat, but significantly chars the materials which prevents it from developing a good bond with a resin matrix. The second process, oxidation, uses high temperatures to remove this char. What makes our method so successful is that we have added specific parameters – such as temperature, heating rate, atmosphere or time spent being oxidised and heated – that preserve the functionality of carbon fibre."
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Wei Li
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:"The IoT is a way of bringing the digital world and the physical world together. In the past there was always a divide between the two, since field data were not integrated into the information system. With the IoT, data are integrated in real time - connected objects are immediately linked, in a ready-to-use state, to the information system - which offers a host of new opportunities for all of us, especially in terms of creating new services. Energy management strategies are important for the sustainable development of the IoT. Unlike energy management in traditional networks, IoT energy management faces serious challenges as a result of the IoT features of ubiquitous sensing, networking and computing. Thus, extra technical issues must be addressed for effective IoT energy management, and this is one of my areas of research. Sustainably lowering the carbon footprint of edge computing systems requires not only reducing power consumption but also using renewable energy as the primary power supply. The ultimate and most ambitious goal of my research is to contribute to a technological solution that will help build a smarter, greener and more sustainable planet, where each useful piece of information that surrounds us can be sampled, collected and analysed to provide efficient monitoring and control of intelligent spaces and management of urban and rural environments, thus mitigating modern problems relating to energy, security, transport and public health."
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Engineering
Project Start Date:1/7/2021 - 1/01/2022
Application Deadline:3 months before the student can start
Supervisor Name:Prof Yiu-Wing Mai
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:Project is about additive manufacturing of carbon fiber composites using high temperature thermoplastic matrices for aerospace and automotive applications. Involves mechanics modeling to optimize the printing process parameters and experimental verification. Suits someone with strong background on mechanics and materials. Requires travels to work with research collaborators in China.
Funding Information:

Tuition fees plus stipend of $35,629 (indexed on January 1 each year)

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Categories : PhD Engineering | SYD Projects