PhD Scholarship

PhD scholarships are now open for application at CSIRO’s Data61.

Research Project: Capturing and Leveraging Collective Behaviours in Social Networks with Causality Analysis

Supervisors: Prof. Zhifeng Bao (RMIT University), Dr. Yanchang Zhao (CSIRO's Data61)

Location: Melbourne

Applications Close: 08 July 2022,11.00pm AEST


Project details: see Project #2 on the project list at above link.

(Note that other projects on the list are also recruiting. Pls feel free to apply for them if interested.)

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications are only open to:

  • domestic and international students who are currently residing in Australia; or

  • international students overseas at the time of application, who already hold a visa to study in Australia.

To be eligible you must have:

  • A first-class honours (H1) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant research area (completed or near completion);

  • Applied for admission to a PhD program at an Australian university or be a student enrolled in their first 12 months of study in a PhD program at an Australian University;

  • A university supervisor who confirms they are willing and able to supervise you;

  • Not already hold a PhD degree.  

Important note: If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD on 01 September 2022. Students who are awarded a base stipend from their university will be considered for top-up scholarships from CSIRO’s Data61.

Successful candidates:  

  • Will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

  • International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

  • Must be residing in Australia in order to commence their PhD and take up the scholarship between 1 September – 30 September 2022.

Please see FAQs (link) if you have any questions regarding the above eligibility

The scholarship 

Successful candidates receive a scholarship package including:

  • A stipend at the Research Training Program (RTP) base rate (2022 rate $28,854 pa) and/or a Top-up scholarship of $10,000 per annum.

  • Benefits of up to $5,000 learning and development funding over the term of the scholarship with the use of these funds being at the discretion of CSIRO and the student's university supervisor.

  • Access to national research infrastructure, tools and resources to further enhance your research capability.

  • A maximum scholarship term of 3.5 years (less any time lapsed in PhD if you are already enrolled and commenced studies at the university).