HDR Scholarship - Women in STEAM

Applications now open

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on a research topic in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

Research topic

Deakin University recognises that women remain under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Maths (STEAM) – including our Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) cohort and in our academic staff. Deakin is committed to Gender equity, diversity and inclusion, and is an active participant in the SAGE Athena SWAN program. We have made major strides in improving diversity in our school and faculty leadership team, and we are now focusing on gender equity in our female students.

To help promote long term change, we are offering a scholarship to support a female PhD student to work on a research project within the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment (SEBE). The academic supervisory team must be approved by the Faculty and include at least one female academic supervisor.

Project aim

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) operates across 4 campuses (Burwood - Melbourne, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool) and two research stations (Queenscliff, VIC and Griffith, NSW). SEBE consists of four schools, each with a multi-discipline mix of teaching and research offerings and a strong emphasis on research excellence that informs our teaching programs:

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 31 October 2019


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt (2019 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas
  • International students only: Tuition fee and overseas health coverage for the duration of 4 years

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be either a domestic or international candidate
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component
  • self-identify as a women or gender diverse or non-binary
  • the proposed supervisory team must comprise at least one female supervisor

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

How to apply

Please apply using the expression of interest form


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment
Email SEBE