Advancing fish-protection screening at Australian water diversions

ILWS -  PhD Scholarship

PhD applicants are being sought to be part of a multi-disciplinary team of CSU and NSW DPI ecologists, engineers, economists and science communicators who are working to develop Australia’s first fish-screening program by evaluating pilot projects in NSW, developing Australian screening design guidelines, building awareness and ensuring screening programs are underpinned by rigorous science.

More information.


Dr Craig Boys
NSW Department of Primary Industries
02 4916 3851

Dr Lee Baumgartner
Charles Sturt University
02 6051 9271

How to apply

Further information on the scholarship can be found on the Environmental Jobs MRM Jobs website.

  • Eligibility

    AGRTP-ILWS scholarships are generally for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. These scholarships are highly competitive, and only applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria will be considered:

    • Commencing a Charles Sturt University HDR program, or currently enrolled
    • Enrolling/enrolled as a full-time student, or in exceptional circumstances, granted Charles Sturt University approval for a part-time scholarship in line with the Charles Sturt HDR Scholarships Policy
    • Undertaking research relevant to the Institute for Land, Water and Society's research pathways

    AGRTP-ILWS scholarships will not be available to those who:

    • Are enrolled concurrently in any other study program, unless it is essential to the success of the HDR, or exceptional circumstances exist and are approved.
    • Are receiving another Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship

    Charles Sturt will rank scholarship applicants according to a specified criteria. See Scholarship Application Guide for further details.

  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $34,597 per annum (2021 rate), payable in fortnightly instalments. This includes a supplementary top-up amount of $6,000 per annum which is awarded to the successful applicant at the discretion of the ILWS Director.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to four years (eight sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research.

    Relocation Allowance: Scholarship candidates may be eligible to receive a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse, and dependants to a Charles Sturt campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.

  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP-ILWS scholarships are tenable for four years for Research Doctorate studies (4 years FTE tuition fee coverage and 3 years FTE for stipend and operating funds allowances) subject to satisfactory progress.

    An extension of up to six months may be granted for Research Doctorates (stipend and operating funds components only), where the candidate is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the candidate.

    Scholarship candidates are entitled to 20 paid annual leave working days per year, 10 paid sick leave days per year and may be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave with the duration of the scholarship.

Application closing date

Thursday 16th May, 2019.