Research International Scholarships in Engineering Processable

  • Phd
  • Tuition fees + stipend

This scholarship aims to support a PhD student undertaking research in designing a tough and versatile hydrogel with self-healing properties.

Background

This scholarship has been established by the Bioengineering Laboratory in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney to support a PhD student who is undertaking research in designing a tough and versatile hydrogel with self-healing properties.

This project will aim to design a type of hydrogel with broad applications in soft robotic, medical devices such as heart valves, vasculature, and development of in vitro model that mimic physical properties of digestion system including colon, intestine and stomach.

The scholarship is partially funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant and partially funded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Eligibility

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Engineering
  • be willing to conduct research into designing a tough and versatile hydrogel with self-healing properties
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or equivalent in polymer engineering and chemistry for or a relevant discipline
  • apply for an RTP scholarship.

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Benefits

This scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney's Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year), for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The stipend allowance is partially funded by ARC and partially funded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Academic course fees are also provided for a successful international applicant, for up to twelve research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Subject to funding availability, an extension of the stipend and academic course fees may be possible for up to six months.

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