SmartSat CRC Scholarships

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PhD or Masters by Research
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The SmartSat CRC is the largest space industry-research collaboration in Australia’s history. The SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities and other research organisations, partnered with industry that has been funded by the Australian Government to develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services. The impact of this research will be to develop intellectual property and a specialist industry expertise that will spawn new businesses, create export economic value and generate new high-tech jobs for all Australians.

The SmartSatCRC invites expressions of interest for higher degrees by research (Masters & PhD) scholarships commencing in 2020.

Successful candidates will be enrolled with one of the university partners and will work on applied research and development which align with research programs in the following broad areas:

  • Advanced Communications and IoT connectivity
  • Advanced Satellite Systems
  • Sensors and AI
  • Next Generation Earth Observation
  • Remote Sensing Analytics and Data Services
  • Space Cybersecurity Systems
  • Space Governance

Generous full scholarships or top-up scholarship stipends will be offered to suitably qualified applicants.

Scholarships are available for Australian residents. Non-residents will be considered, subject to project-specific requirements. Applicants will need to have a First-Class Honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline.

Expression of Interest: Please submit your Expression of Interest via email to with “EOI for SmartSat CRC scholarship” in the subject heading. Do not forget to include the following documents:

  • citizenship or permanent resident status if applicable
  • degree parchments
  • academic transcripts
  • translations of non-English documentation
  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • a curriculum vitae

More information, including instructions on how to apply, is available from the SmartSat CRC website.

Please direct all enquiries to: