PhD Scholarship

The Australian Research Council, along with our industry partners, are providing this Transformation Training Centre funding for 12 PhD Scholarship to support research with enabling the transformation of maintenance through the use of data science. We awarded 6 Scholarships in 2019 and are looking to assign a further 6 Scholarships. If you are interested in this important area of research and want to be part of the second cohort of six, then please consider applying for this scholarship.

The scholarships will be spread across three themes, as illustrated in the Home page.

1 Support the Maintainer

2 Support the Engineer

3 Support the Manager

The studentship offered in this opportunity will consist of student stipend of ~AUD $30,000 to study for a PhD enrolled at either Curtin University or the University of Western Australia. Tenure is 3.0 years full-time, with the possibility of a single six-month extension.
During the tenure, your will spend a minimum of twelve months working on your PhD while on a placement supported by industry.  In addition to your placement you will also undertake an approved 6-month internship funded by our industry partners.
Whether you plan to move into industry at the end of your PhD or pursue an academic career, this is an invaluable opportunity to develop a unique understanding of industry related research challenges.

Application Process

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) reflecting your academic background in the area of study, and why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this field.

The EOI should be a maximum of 500 words that must include your name, your project of interest in addition to your academic background and suitability. To review the projects associated with the three research themes please review the information on the home page under each theme.

Along with your EOI, please upload your CV/Resume and your academic transcripts in PDF format to this link. If you have difficulty with this link please email directly to

Selection for interview and presentation to Industry Partners

Your EOI will be reviewed by Theme Leaders and Researchers. If you are successful, you will be asked to attend an interview either in person or by web conference answering questions around your research experience. If you are successful, we will put forward a recommendation to our Industry Partners. With their support, supervisors from one or both universities will be selected based on who would best support your research. The primary Supervisor will determine which University you will need to enrol.

Successful application to a University

If successful, you will be offered a scholarship subject to being accepted by the University as a PhD candidate.


For general information contact:




For further clarification on each research theme please contact Theme leaders as follows: