$172,500 awarded to WA higher degree defence research projects

Fifteen projects, covering research areas ranging from jet-powered maritime motors to satellite communications, have been awarded between $7,500 and $15,000 under the Defence Science Centre (DSC) Research Higher Degree Student Grants program.

A total of $172,500 was awarded under Round 4 of the Western Australia program, which has run since 2019 and awards funding of $15,000 to PhD students or $7,500 to those studying a masters, honours or fourth year of engineering.

“The 15 successful grant recipients represent some of the most exciting defence research projects being undertaken in Western Australia. These projects have the potential to further diversify our economy and create more jobs,” said WA defence industry minister minister Paul Papalia in a statement on Thursday. 

“Through the Research Higher Degree Student Grants, we are connecting universities and researchers with industry and defence to build a stronger WA economy.”

The program is available to member universities of the Defence Science Centre: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and the University of Western Australia. A list of previous grant rounds is available here. 

Picture: Defence Science Centre

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