Victoria University often provides opportunities for scholarships related to specific projects.

Often these projects are funded in conjunction with an industry partner, offering the valuable opportunity to learn to do research which connects industry and universities. This can provide experience and perspective on research, which is valued by universities and industry employers.

Project-based scholarships

Scholarships to study PhD and Masters are available for the following projects.  Please ensure you read the guide to applicant for each project you wish to apply.

Project titleROJECT TITLE

Aboriginal History Archive: Resetting the Record: Indigenous History, Truth & Justice

Degree

PhD/Masters

Supervisor

Professor Gary Foley

Stipend value

$45,000 per annum (flat rate)

Project summary

The Aboriginal History Archive (AHA) invites applications from scholars with a strong understanding of the nature of community control to conduct independent and team-based research, which will contribute to a research project funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

Led by Professor Gary Foley, the overarching aim of the project is to unearth Indigenous history, stories, alternative narratives and learnings from the past, to engage communities, present into the public debate, provide materials for curricula, and, most importantly, make submissions to the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission in Victoria.  Participation in this project provides a unique opportunity to contribute to impactful research in Indigenous history, truth and justice, and generate results to support, accelerate and directly impact the work of the Justice Commission.

About the Aboriginal History Archive

The Aboriginal History Archive (AHA) is built around the Foley Collection. It houses items arising out of the Aboriginal Black Power, Land Rights and Self-Determination movements. It spans a century of activism from the 1920s onwards. Most of the material has been collected by Professor Gary Foley throughout his fifty-year career as an activist, performer, polemicist, historian and teacher. Learn more about the Aboriginal History Archive.

Apply

Applications are now open and close 23 October 2022 (11.59pm AEST) for semester 1, 2023 start.

How to apply:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants ONLY
  • read the aha-2023-guide-to-applicants
  • refer to the instructions detailed on apply for a graduate research
  • start from step 1 - select a suitable study level. You will be directed to the course page
  • choose 'apply direct to VU'
  • choose ‘create an account’.

In your application ensure you:

  • select 'project-based research' and principal supervisor – Professor Gary Foley

Please note: you are NOT required to complete a 'Prospective Supervisor' form.

Project title

Privacy preserving and data utility in outsourced systems

Degree

PhD/Masters

Supervisor

Professor Hua Wang

Stipend value in 2023

$33,00 per annum

Project summary

Making the best tradeoff between data privacy and utility is a vital challenge in privacy-preserving outsourcing environments. This project aims to develop a balanced distributed framework to achieve the best utility of outsourced data while protecting private information. The framework consists of general structure of distributed evolutionary algorithms and a predefined topology for high optimization efficiency and a dynamic grouping recombination model. The project outcomes will be beneficial to applications in the nation as it incorporates new privacy constraints and utility requirements raised by emerging technologies to enable better protection of sensitive information and maximal data utility in outsourced systems.

Required disciplinary knowledge

Mathematics; Security, Database and Algorithm development 

Application dates

Applications are now open and close 15 May 2022 for a semester 2, 2022 start.

International applications close: 2 October 2022

Domestic applications close: 23 October 2022

How to apply

Then follow the below steps

Domestic applicants

  • start from step 1 - select a suitable study level. You will be directed to the course page
  • choose 'apply direct to VU'
  • choose ‘create an account’.

In your application ensure you:

  • select 'project-based research' and principal supervisor – Professor Hua Wang
  • use the project title as your thesis title

International applicants

  • refer to step 5 – Submit your application
  • go to ‘submit your application through Victoria University International’
  • refer to step 2 - read the entry requirements carefully to ensure you meet these requirements before you apply
  • refer to step 3 - register your details on the international application and enquiry system to apply to VU as an international student.

In your application ensure you:

  • select 'project-based research' and principal supervisor – Professor Hua Wang
  • use the project title as your thesis title.

Industry-supported scholarships

There are no industry-supported scholarships currently available at Victoria University.

Preparing your application

The relevant online application form lists the documents you will need to be submit and this must include:

  • academic transcripts
  • qualification certificates
  • research proposal – including supervisor's name and priority FoR (as above)
  • 200-word personal statement – include your reasons for wanting to undertake this research, and your academic path or trajectory
  • up-to-date CV including two written academic references 
  • letters from previous lecturers or supervisors, including their titles, institutions and contact details (no template available) 
  • signed Prospective Supervisor form (you are required to seek in-principle support of supervision and include this form with your application).

This initial proposal gives us an understanding of your research interests. Study in the early stages of your research degree may lead to changes. In some cases, your supervisor(s) may suggest a project linked with both of your interests.

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