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CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s data innovation network that transforms existing industries and creates new ones through the application of science and technology. As an applied R&D partner, Data61’s capabilities range from cybersecurity, confidential computing, IoT, robotics, machine learning and analytics, software and programming to behavioural sciences and more.

CSIRO’s Data61 offers PhD stipend and top-up scholarships to domestic and international applicants working on co-supervised data-driven research projects. We support students to undertake data science research in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business and Psychology domains across fields such as optimisation, financial risk, privacy and information security, decision sciences, human-computer interaction, robotics, distributed systems, analytics and machine learning, imaging and computer vision, computational modelling, biological data science, data-driven cities, software systems and more. Find out about the full extent of Data61's research here.

Data61 PhD Scholarship Opportunities

CSIRO's Data61 offers scholarships for exceptional PhD candidates across all disciplines of data-related science and technology, for both Australian and international applicants. Full stipends, set at a rate equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate (indexed annually) and Top-up scholarships of up to $10,000 pa, are available for periods up to 3.5 years.

Please visit the CSIRO Data61 Scholarship Guidelines page for detailed information regarding these scholarships and find out how to apply.

Further enquiries should be directed to Data61 student scholarship administration at

Updated:  10 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing