PhD Scholarships

At the Future Industries Institute we offer a research environment with highly experienced and engaged supervisors, extensive connections to industry, government and communities, and a focus on addressing globally significant issues. You can undertake research in a variety of ways – through a PhD, Masters by Research, or a Professional Doctorate. UniSA is committed to ensuring that research degree candidates experience excellent and contemporary research training and that they graduate with a skill set that improves their employment prospects.

We encourage you to connect with our researchers and explore the possibilities for continuing your pathway into research. Below are details of Scholarships currently available.

PRIF-RCP Scholarship

There are four PhD Scholarships available, working on the PRIF-RCP Unclocking Complex Resouces Through Lean Processing project, funded by the South Australia Premier's Research and Industry Fund.

The Premier’s Research and Industry Fund (PRIF), aims to support South Australia’s research community to compete successfully on a national and global scale. At the Future Industries Institute we believe rresearch and development activity is critical to jobs growth and the emergence of new industries and enterprises in South Australia.

HDR Topic 2 - Robust and Chemical Specific Sensors for Flotation Reagent Suites

Principal Supervisor: Dr Marta Krasowska

See Details

For more information on how to apply for one of these Scholarships

Please Click Here

If you have further questions on a specific project please contact the Principal Supervisor.


Research Scholarship for SEAM Training Centre

About this scholarship

A post-graduate scholarship is available to study with the newly launched training centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM). The project will investigate the development of laser clad and 3D printed coatings, or other potential application technologies, for large pipeline infrastructure. The coatings will be designed to resist microbially induced corrosion. The project will include coating design, investigation of process parameters, measurement of properties as well as the study of interface behaviour by advanced electron microscopy. Applications from students wishing to study a PhD degree are welcomed, and researchers with a background in either Science or Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Other opportunities within the Institute in fields such as flexible electronics and nano-structured coatings are available for the right candidate and enquiries from prospective students are welcomed.


$32,304 per year for 3.5 years


This scholarship is open to Australian and NZ citizens, and permanent residents of Australia.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia.

How to apply and closing date

Application closing date: 30 June 2020

In the first instance, submit your application to Following the initial endorsement by the relevant supervisor, you will be required to go through the UniSA online application process.

Phone: 08 8302 3631

Apply online