Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Australian Research Council


ARC Training Centre in Innovative BioEngineering Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Research Areas:

Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


A number of opportunities are available for outstanding PhD scholars to work in a multidisciplinary research team in a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering (ARC-TCIB) at the University of Sydney.

The ARC-TCIB is a multidisciplinary collaboration among researchers at the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology, Deakin University and the Australian National University, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, in collaboration with leading industry partners including Allegra Orthopaedics, Osseointegration International Pty Ltd, Peter Brehm GmbH, Ti2Medical, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The purpose of the ARC-TCIB will be to provide the next generation of skilled graduates with technical, translational, commercialisation, and entrepreneurial skills to overcome industry-focused challenges in biomedical engineering.


Applicants must be a current full time PhD student, or have applied for Admissions for full-time studies in a PhD, in either the School of Computer Science, Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, or Electrical and Information Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be willing to undertake research in one or more of the advertised projects and have an approved academic supervisor from the University of Sydney.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in an Engineering or related field with a substantial research component.



Applicants may apply for one or more of the eight available projects. Please ensure you read the project description document for additional information.


Selection Criteria:

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

  • academic merit,
  • area of study and research proposal,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • feedback from two academic referees, and
  • a personal statement which demonstrates an applicants’ interest in the area of research and demonstrated knowledge required for the relevant project.

The successful applicants will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) and ARC Centre Training Director at the University of Sydney.

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $31,828 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months subject to funding availability.

Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) may, subject to funding availability, be provided to a successful international applicant only, for up to twelve research periods, with up to a possible two research period extension.

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 is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered for and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research. No other amount is payable.f. 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 Hala Zreiqat in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering at: