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Available Scholarship Schemes

CEPAR Honours Scholarships

Honours scholarships are valued at AUD $5,000 are available to students wishing to enrol in a fourth year of undergraduate study to expand their knowledge in a particular area of study and to develop their research skills.

Application Process

Applications for 2023 are now open and will close 20 February 2023

Enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood 


CEPAR Indigenous Honours Scholarship

The CEPAR Indigenous Honours Scholarship, valued at AUD $5,000, is offered to support an Indigenous student enrolling in a fourth year of undergraduate study in an eligible discipline under the supervision of a CEPAR Chief Investigator, Associate Investigator or Research Fellow based in the UNSW Business School or the UNSW School of Psychology. 

Application Process:

Applications for 2023 are now open and will close 20 February 2023. 

Enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood 

Summer Research Scholarships 

Applications for the summer research scholarship round 2022/2023 have closed.

CEPAR offers competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are considering Honours and/or postgraduate research in the future. Students will participate in research projects supervised by CEPAR researchers and gain valuable research experience. 

Available Projects

Project Code Project Title Supervisor/s
CEPARSS2301 Understanding the length of stay and health trajectory of older Australians in permanent residential care Sophie Yan
CEPARSS2302 Stochastic affine models for systematic mortality risk Len Garces and Michael Sherris
CEPARSS2303 Population ageing hotspots: the geography of Australia’s oldest old populations Tom Wilson, Jeromey Temple and Irina Grossman
CEPARSS2304 Demographic change and economic growth in emerging economies Larry Liu
CEPARSS2305 The Prospective Association between Intrinsic Capacity and Falls among Chinese Older People Sophie Yan
CEPARSS2306 Pricing long-term care insurance for healthy or chronically ill Australians Kyu Park and Michael Sherris
CEPARSS2307 The growth and ageing of same-sex couples in the census Tom Wilson and Jeromey Temple

Application Process

- Review the Summer Scholarship Guidelines 

- UNSW candidates must apply online via the UNSW scholarship website.

- Non UNSW Students should complete the Summer Scholarship Application form and submit it to a.brushwood@unsw.edu.au.


Key Dates:

Student Applications open:  September

Student Applications close: 30 September 

Assesment of applications: Mid October 

Offers made to students: Early November 

Summer Scholarship enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood

Past Scholarship Schemes

From 2011 to 2022, the CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarship scheme has offered students the opportunity to work with and be mentored by senior CEPAR researchers:

CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarships

The CEPAR Supplementary Scholarships provided additional support to eligible international and domestic higher degree research students who are in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) or university equivalent scholarship that assisted them with pursuing a program of study related to CEPAR.

Further details are available in the CEPAR Supplementary Scholarship Guidelines.

The CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarship Scheme has ended. To see where some of CEPAR's PhD graduates have been placed, visit the Graduate Student Placements webpage.

There are opportunities available to become directly involved in the CEPAR research program by enrolling as an undergraduate honours or summer research student under the supervision of a CEPAR researcher or through employment as a postdoctoral or research fellow.

Emerging researchers not involved directly with the CEPAR research program are invited to participate in a range of initiatives designed to bring students and research fellows together from a variety of disciplines to meet and exchange ideas, including applying for the CEPAR Affiliates Scheme.

CEPAR is committed to the principle of fair and open recruitment and selection processes and CEPAR will consider appropriate Diversity representation when shortlisting for positions.