Blog icon

Issue 1: April 2024

Program overview and update

The CSIRO Industry PhD Program brings together an industry partner, CSIRO, and an Australian university to co-develop and co-support an industry-focused PhD project.

We are excited to announce the approval of approximately 50 projects from the February to May 2023 application round commencing this year.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new partners. We look forward to working with you on creating impact through industry-relevant research.

Students needed

We are currently looking for students for an immediate start with more opportunities to be added to our scholarships page over the next few months.  If you know of any student who might be interested in considering the CSIRO Industry PhD Program, please share with your networks.

Do you have a research project idea? Round 2 is now open

Our next intake for university, CSIRO, and industry partners to submit formal applications for new projects is now open and will close 23 August 2024. These projects are expected to start early 2025.

For further information visit our website, see our Program Rules, Expression of Interest Form or contact the team with your project idea.

PhD Scholarships Available

Successful students will start a university PhD program, receive a scholarship package of $46,000 per annum, a Project and Development package of $13,000 per annum and an Industry Engagement component with the industry partner. Project opportunities are available now for an immediate start.

iPhD project spotlight

A collaboration between RMIT, Ozee Energy, and CSIRO has led to the development of a PhD project centred around the development of an evaluation tool for green hydrogen production.

Learn more

iPhD project spotlight

A collaboration between Griffith University, Hyper Theory, and CSIRO has led to the development of a PhD project centred around an online platform which leverages gamification to help teach social skills in school children.

Learn more

Career and development training program update

One of the key features of the CSIRO Industry PhD is its embedded training program for iPhD students covering approximately 20 training days across four years.

CSIRO’s hallmark program, ON Launch Camp for iPhD will be held across three cities in June. This two-day hands-on workshop has been tailored for our cohort. It shows students how to incorporate an industry-focus in their research by creating an impact framework for their research projects. Current supervisors will be invited to attend the second day of the workshop in-person to work with their students to advance the value proposition. At the end, students will have the opportunity to showcase the impact of their research.

The iPhD team are here to help

  • Are you a university researcher or industry professional looking to set up a project but not sure where to start? Contact us
  • Are you a prospective PhD student interested in our current project opportunities needing further assistance? Contact us
  • Do you work in a Graduate Research School or in partnerships/industry engagement and what to learn more about how the program can be integrated into your university? Contact us