PhD Support

Global Challenges PhD Support

GC PhD Grads

The Global Challenge Program has a key objective to nurture and encourage the careers of PhD students by promoting a sense of broader relevance and collaborations.  At Global Challenges we support PhD Students directly through our PhD Scholars Program and Travel Scholarships and actively encourage them to become part of our research projects.


PhD Scholars

The Global Challenges PhD Scholars program is designed to attract and retain high quality PhD students to undertake research projects at UOW that address one of the Global Challenges. Successful candidates will be awarded a $10,000 p.a tax free top-up.  In addition $5,000 p.a. will be made available via the student's primary supervisor, to support their research and travel costs.

Please note, this program will not be running in 2017, however new opportunities may be offered in 2018.

Travel Scholarships 

Where can your research take you? The Global Challenges PhD Travel Scholarships enable current students who are undertaking a research degree at UOW that aligns with the challenges to travel to a destination of their choice.  Each year in the month of October we run a video challenge to help support research that aligns with one of our Global Challenges.  Up to 10 $2K travel scholarships are awarded each year. Conditions apply. 

The 2017 Travel Scholarship Video Challenge is NOW CLOSED. Learn more about our 2016 Travel Scholarship Video Challenge Winners 

Find out how to become a future Global Challenges PhD Travel Scholar   

Meet OurPhD Scholars 

Meet OurTravel Scholars