Ingenium scholarship program

Be ambitious in your research

Commencing in 2020, the Ingenium PhD Scholarship program at the Melbourne School of Engineering will help develop the cohort of future Australian research leadership.

Open to Australian and NZ citizens and Australian permanent residents in all research areas of engineering and IT, Ingenium Scholarships offer a generous funding package that includes a living stipend, travel and professional development opportunities for up to three and a half years.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us at the Melbourne School of Engineering. Backed by our ten-year MSE 2025 strategy we’re transforming the future of engineering and IT at Melbourne.

  • 3.5 years funding

    $45,000 yearly stipend (pro-rata)

  • Travel and professional development

    $10,000 yearly allowance

  • Get connected

    Mentoring opportunities with academics and industry


The Ingenium Scholarship program is open to Australian and NZ citizens, and Australian permanent residents in all research areas of Engineering and IT. Applicants will be assessed based on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Strength of PhD research proposal
  • Ambassadorial potential

Gender diversity amongst recipients will be actively sought and promoted.

Apply via the PhD application process. You should indicate that you wish to be considered for the scholarship in your application.

Your applications should include:

  1. Letter of support from your supervisor as to your Ingenium ambassadorial potential.
  2. A written proposal of the proposed PhD project, and a personal statement on your ambassadorial potential.

Upload both of these together when prompted for the Research Proposal in your online application.

Download selection criteria template (DOCX 21.0 KB).

Deadline for 2020 applications: 15 May 2020

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