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International Project Scholarships in Network Analysis of Musical Improvisation in Australia

To encourage high achieving candidates, Western Sydney University is offering Project Scholarships in Network Analysis of Musical Improvisation in Australia.

The educational award is open to Australian and international applicants commencing in the PhD degree programme at the university. The grant is open for the academic session 2022/2023.

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Western Sydney University, an Australian multi-campus university dedicated to student success, impactful research and excellence, sustainability, equity, transformation, and connectedness, is ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, placing it among the top two percent of international universities. Western Sydney University offers a range of project-based scholarships to support students to undertake higher degree research.

Why choose to study at Western Sydney University Academic quality, ethics, and the quest for knowledge are strongly valued at Western Sydney University. Global Mobility, internship, and job-placement programmes provide students with limitless chances and resources to learn, travel, and work in over 400 locations across the world. WSU has a campus that adapts to the demands of a changing workplace.

Application Deadline: The applications for this grant will be accepted only through November 30, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Western Sydney University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level:  PhD
  • Awards: Varies
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and international students
  • The award can be taken in Australia


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Network Analysis of Musical Improvisation
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) a Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Have demonstrated research experience in one of the fields of the project: candidates need to have some interest in improvised music.
  • Have a background in computational sociology, ideally including some experience with quantitative network modeling. Alternatively, they might be trained in music and improvisation and have strong computational abilities. Thus they need a background in some combination of the following: computer science, music creation, and musicology, sociology.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants are required to submit an online application. The applicants must mail the project requirements and the intent of application for the scholarship contact the Graduate Research School: [email protected].
  • Supporting Documents: The applicants must submit the following documents
  • Certified copies of your transcript and testamur for all previous academic qualifications.
  • Certified copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • A research proposal
  • A copy of your CV with contact information for two referees.
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must check all the entry requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English. International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency


Western Sydney University will provide the study expenses in the following manner:

  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
  • International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000(AUD) per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.
  • Support for conference attendance, fieldwork, and additional costs as approved by the Institute.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment and laboratory facilities.
  • Additional funding to support training and equipment purchases.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

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