Scholarship details

Funding Body:

The University of Sydney


Smart Cities, Smart Housing and Smart Homes Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Research Areas:

Sciences & Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences


Postgraduate Research


Funded by the School of Architecture Design and Planning as part of the ARC Discovery Project: Making Cities Smart: Emergent Geographies of Smart Urbanism, a unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of smart cities and smart housing.


Applicants must:

  1. have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of smart cities and smart housing,
  2. have an academic background in the area of urban geography, urban studies, planning or housing studies,
  3. have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree with Honours Class I or equivalent, and, 
  4. have demonstrated the potential for research.

Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  1. academic merit,
  2. area of study and research proposal,
  3. curriculum vitae, and
  4. a personal statement which demonstrates their interest in the area of research and their potential to undertake research studies.

Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record. This includes evidence of publication in peer-reviewed international journals. 

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the nomination of the relevant research supervisor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $27,082 per annum (indexed to the RTP rate on the anniversary of award) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension of up to 6 months is possible. 

Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

No other amount is payable. 

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility for Progression 

Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

Application guide:

Further information on the area of research can be obtained from Professor Robyn Dowling, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.




Professor Robyn Dowling on


Closing date:

26 August 2018