I am pleased to announce that UWS will offer 30 new UWS Postgraduate Research Awards for outstanding research candidates who will commence their studies in 2015. This will be in addition to approximately 40 Australian Postgraduate Awards that will also be offered, allowing UWS to continue to increase its load - in line with the UWS Research Plan - and the percentage of HDR candidates who are in receipt of stipend scholarships. All Schools and Institutes will be able to apply for this pool of enhanced awards.
Australian Postgraduate Awards will be available to domestic student applicants (Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens). More information about Australian Postgraduate Awards can be found at http://www.uws.edu.au/australian_postgraduate_awards
The reintroduced UWS Postgraduate Research Awards will be available to both domestic and international candidates. Domestic candidates will apply through the University Apply Online portal (Academic Registrar's Office). International candidates will apply through the Office of Research Services. International applicants awarded a UWS Postgraduate Research Award will be eligible for a fee waiver.
The closing date for applications for both Australian Postgraduate Awards and UWS Postgraduate Research Awards will be Friday 31 October - with offers expected to be made to successful applicants in the first week of December.
The baseline stipend rate is expected to be approximately $26,000 per annum. A small number of highly ranked applicants will receive a top-up award of $10,000 per annum.
UWS research load and completions are rising strongly, reflecting the ongoing expansion and success of the UWS research effort. I encourage supervisors to talk with potential applicants in order to encourage high-quality applicants linked to areas of discernible research strength and culture.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development)