WaterRA Education Program in Australia invites applications for the PhD & Masters Scholarships open to domestic and international Master’s and PhD students for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Building future expertise across the water industry is the key focus of the WaterRA Education Program. The Program aims to build capacity and capability in high quality research to support the Australian water community and facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake of research.
Bringing together universities, students and water utilities, WaterRA supports the training of young industry professionals to help build long term operational excellence.  The program enables graduates to carry out research through student projects with the aim of encouraging participants to:

  • Select the water industry as a career path
  • Enhance skills
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Improve knowledge
  • Hands-on experience – labs, the field etc
  • Evolving from the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment Education and Training Program (CRCWQT) the initiative has delivered 90 per cent of its graduates into employment across the water industry.

PhD Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research. The student is to demonstrate initiative and have an interest in the water sector. This opportunity will provide students the opportunity to enhance their research skills and offers professional development in a wide range of water industry related areas.
Masters Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate initiative and an interest in the water sector. Masters by Research projects train students in the analysis of relevant literature and materials, the application of research methodology/ techniques and subsequent evaluation.  This initiative is intended to support students who, on completion of their Masters Degree, would be prepared to enter the water industry or progress to a post graduate degree in a water-related field of research.
Worth of Award
Up to $20,000 to $25,000 pa financial support
Networking Opportunities

  • Introduction to YWP Networks
  • Attendance at Professional Development events (international and national conferences)
  • Engagement with members within the water industry
  • Networking with fellow WaterRA students
  • Access to reports and publications on water research being undertaken nationally by members
  • Opportunity to present to WaterRA members
  • International links

Additional Benefits

  • Networking and exposure at WaterRA Members meetings etc
  • AWA membership
  • Research projects which address knowledge gaps in the water industry
  • Access to ‘big picture’ perspectives and discussions

Domestic and international Master’s and PhD students (students must apply for and subsequently secure an RTS, IPRS or equivalent Australian primary scholarship).
How to Apply

  • The PhD and Masters candidates must lodge an application for a full stipend primary scholarship at the host university for the relevant project (ie: International, national or university scholarship etc)
  • Each successful candidate is awarded the WaterRA scholarship subject to the student securing the primary scholarship in ensuing months
  • Prospective candidates are advised to contact the supervisor listed for the project to discuss their interest and suitability to the project requirements prior to submitting an application.
  • WaterRA student application form, CV and an official academic record are to be attached in one document. Please note, an official transcript may take up to one week or more to obtain – this turnaround time needs to be factored in.

Deadline: applications close 31 October 2018
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