CSIRO Industry PhD Program

The CSIRO Industry PhD Program is a four-year research training program, focusing on applied research that benefits industry by solving real-world challenges. It aims to produce the next generation of innovation leaders.

$46,000 per annum for up to 4 years.

One (1).

The student must: 

a) Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand citizen.   

b) Meet participating university PhD admission requirements. 

c) Meet university English language requirements. 

d) Not have previously completed a PhD.

e) Be able to commence the Program in the year of the offer. 

f) Enrol as a full-time PhD student. Part-time arrangements may be considered if approved by the supervisory team and in accordance with university policy.

g) Be prepared to be located at the project location(s) that the host university has approved and, if required, comply with the host university’s external enrolment procedures. 

h) Be prepared to undergo onboarding to CSIRO, which will include passing mandatory government background checks (allow for between 4 to 8 weeks) and complete any other CSIRO requirements. 

a) Applicants are required to submit an expression of interest (EOI) following the instructions detailed on the participating university’s webpage

b) The EOI is assessed by the supervisory team and shortlisted applicants are interviewed. 

c) The supervisory team nominates a preferred applicant and informs iPhD office.

d) The nominated applicant will be instructed to apply. 

e) The application is then assessed by the host university against PhD admission criteria. 

f) The university will issue a letter of offer for the program if all conditions have been satisfied.  

Open now.

31 December 2027.

Contact Associate Professor Ken Chiang (ken.chiang@rmit.edu.au) for more information. 

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