Shape your future with support for your graduate studies or research

Apply now for a Westpac Scholarship.

Are you a Westpac Future Leader?

You will be a postgraduate student in 2019 and have a passion to make a difference

Do you have the passion and drive to shape the nation's future, through technology and innovation; strengthen ties with Asia; or enabling positive social change? Be supported with up to $120,000 over 2-3 years during your research or graduate coursework studies.

Scholars will participate in a nine-month Leadership Development Program and have access to international experiences tailored to their specialist areas for up to six months. Find out more about how to become a Westpac Future Leader.

Are you a Westpac Research Fellow?

You are an early career researcher and want support to realise your vision

Are you an early career researcher focused on ground-breaking research in technology and innovation; strengthening ties with Asia; or enabling positive social change? Be supported with a minimum $400,000 over three years, supplemented by your Research Area.

The Westpac Research Fellowship covers full-time salary plus professional development and global experiences. Please contact your Research Management Office for more details.

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Future Leaders - applications close 5 September

Research Fellowship - Applications close 27 August

Westpac Future Leader Scholar Alex Schumann-Gillett has a goal for a better Australia

Alex is in her third year of her computational chemistry PhD at ANU. Her research focuses on how proteins in our bodies interact with cell membranes, and looking at how this affects disease.

 "The next person these scholarships support could be you. I can only imagine the things that people will create, and the better Australia they will shape".

Westpac Research Fellow Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli is looking to prevent fatal melanomas

Receiving a 2016 Westpac Research Fellowship has enabled Antonio to work on developing low-cost, wearable technology to enable Australians to easily monitor UV light exposure and prevent potentially fatal melanomas. "My research is at the forefront of using wearable nanosensors for melanoma prevention, leading the way for other countries which have not begun research in this area to develop innovative and vital solutions to skin protection from UV light".

Find out more about their goals and experiences through their stories.

What to do next?

Join us for an information session. Hear Professor Imelda Whelehan, Dean HDR, discuss the unique opportunities which these two scholarships create for prospective graduate students and early career researchers. The session will outline the application process and where you can access support to apply.

  • Westpac Future Leader Scholarship - Tuesday 17 July 12.30-1.30pm >> Register Now
  • Webinar - Westpac Future Leader Scholarship - Wednesday 18 July 3:00pm - 4.00pm >> Register Now
  • Westpac Research Fellow - Wednesday 18 July 12.30-1.30pm >> Register Now

Attention all game-changers, achievers, bright sparks and believers

ANU staff and students are invited to attend a special Westpac 100 Scholars event at University House to hear from past recipients of the scholarship.  

At the event you will hear directly from Westpac Scholars, academics and Westpac Foundation CEO Susan Bannigan on the benefits and opportunities that are available through this life-changing program.

Students considering undertaking PhD research, Higher Degree Research staff and supervisors and Early Career Researchers are encouraged to attend!  

Date: Thursday 9 August 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Register for the event today >>