Monash NICTA/Data61 Scholarships

National ICT Australia (NICTA) offers scholarships for exceptional PhD students working in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related disciplines such as information systems, electrical engineering and computer science.

Data61, the digital powerhouse formed by the merging of CSIRO's digital productivity business unit and National ICT Australia (NICTA), offers scholarships for exceptional PhD students working in data-related disciplines such as analytics, cyber-physical systems, software and computational systems and decision sciences.

Current NICTA Scholarship Opportunities

If you are interested in any of these new NICTA Projects and Scholarships please apply through Monash Graduate Research online application form. Please indicate where appropriate on the application that you are applying for a NICTA scholarship.

For more details on the Monash Faculty of IT application process contact Cassandra Meagher.
For more details on the NICTA application process contact Monash NICTA Administrator.

Other NICTA Scholarship Opportunities

Renewable Power System Transformation with Uncertainty

Transforming modern society to rely solely on sustainable energy resources is a significant challenge facing our generation. One of the key components to a sustainable future is eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels and transitioning to sustainable renewable fuels. A variety of 100% renewable studies have confirmed that a fully sustainable energy future is possible. However, the best way to incrementally transform the existing fossil fuel based system into a 100% renewable system remains unclear. Making matters worse, the value-and-costs of renewable energy technologies are changing rapidly, making long term investment decisions (20+ years) very challenging.

This project will develop novel stochastic-optimization methods to investigate the best ways of incrementally transforming the existing power networks into a 100% sustainable systems, considering both capital investment costs and risk management. Case studies using these novel methods will provide valuable information to energy policy makers and power generation companies on how to best invest in large-scale renewable energy technologies over multi-decade time scales.

For more details on this project contact Dr Ariel Liebman.
For more details on the application process contact Monash NICTA Administrator.

How to Apply

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Find a research area/project and related supervisor
  3. Apply to Monash
  4. Apply to NICTA

Please note that the University and NICTA will both assess the applications.

Closing dates

Monash University scholarship rounds close at 5pm October 31st and 5pm May 31st.

NICTA currently has no general rounds open. Please check this website for updates as applications may re-open in the future.

Eligibility criteria

A strong academic record is required to be competitive for one of these scholarships. All research students with an (Honours H1) 80% + grade degree or the equivalent GPA 80% + standard may apply.

Selection criteria

Selection for scholarships is based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Research experience
  • Publications relative to opportunity
  • Alignment with NICTA's Research Priorities


  • Scholarships are available for up to 3.5 years of study.
  • Full stipends are paid at the same rate as Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), ($26,288 per annum in 2016).
  • Scholarships are available for both Australian and international students.
  • International students may be eligible to receive a Faculty fee scholarship.