Round 2 Science Industry Fellowships Program Applications Open Until 30 April 2019

Round 2 Science Industry Fellowships Program Applications Open Until 30 April 2019

Western Australia Minister for Science and Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly

Science Industry PhD Fellowships To Link Researchers With Industry

Victor P Taffa

  • Applications open for Round 2 of Science Industry PhD Fellowships program
  • 13 more fellowships available for Western Australian students to work on innovative projects
  • Each scholar receives $30,000 over 3 years through the $16.7 Million New Industries Fund

Science and Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly today officially launched applications for the second round of the McGowan Government’s Science Industry PhD Fellowships program.

“For Western Australian industry to be at the cutting edge of innovation, it is vital that industry has strong links with our university sector.” Minister for Science and Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly said.

“This program not only supports PhD students by giving them an understanding of the needs of industry, it connects Western Australian businesses with some of our State’s brightest minds.”

Science Industry PhD Fellowships program, which began last year, delivers on a McGowan Government election commitment to link-up PhD students with industry partners to gain hands-on experience in high growth areas.

Through the fellowship program each winner will receive $30,000 over 3 years, as well as training, mentoring and industry networking opportunities.

At a ceremony at Technology Park today (April 3), the Minister congratulated 11 young scientists, including four women, for winning the inaugural Science Industry PhD Fellowships earlier this year.

Round 1 recipient are working on a wide range of innovative projects including:

  • Home automation,
  • Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attack,
  • Developing new materials to repair tendon damage,
  • Providing advice to beekeepers to maintain the health of their hives.

Applications for Round 2 of this program are open until April 30, 2019. Funding for the program comes from the McGowan Government’s $16.7 Million New Industries Fund.