Australian Research Council's (ARC) PhD Scholarships, Australia

Publish Date: Jul 06, 2016

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a Commonwealth entity and advises the Australian Government on research matters, administers the National Competitive Grants Programme, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development, and has responsibility for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays an important role in the provision of Government support for research in Australia and our mission is to deliver policy and programmes that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community.

In seeking to achieve its mission, the ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through national competition across all disciplines. Clinical and other medical research is primarily supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. In addition, the ARC brokers partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

The outcomes of ARC-funded research deliver cultural, economic, social and environmental benefits to all Australians.

Established as an independent body under the Australian Research Council Act 2001 the ARC reports to an Australian Government Minister, currently the Minister for Education and Training.

The ARC fosters excellence, partnerships and the highest ethical standards in research and research training in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities. 

The ARC is the primary source of advice to the Government on investment in the national research effort. The ARC:

  • supports the highest quality research and research training through national competition in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities,
  • brokers partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

ARC funding programmes come under the umbrella of the National Competitive Grants Programme. Through the NCGP—a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development—we deliver, on average, around $800 million per year to the most dynamic researchers in Australia. Our grants are competitively awarded to individuals, research teams and large scale centres through two broad arms under the NCGP: the ARC Discovery Programme, with a primary focus on supporting individuals and small teams; and the Linkage Programme, which creates links outside universities, with industry and other partners, and stimulates research impact. ARC Research Centres, within the Linkage Programme, build research scale and focus and strengthen major research partnerships and networks.

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions and will give government, industry, business and the wider community assurance of the excellence of research conducted.  It will also provide a national stocktake, by research discipline areas, of research strength against international benchmarks.

About sholarship

Two Australian Research Council (ARC) PhD Scholarships are available at University of Wollongong, Australia for prospective applicants who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in autonomous agent and multiagent systems, agent-based coordination, negotiation, learning, and agent-based modelling and simulation. For more details please contact Dr. Fenghui Ren at email:

Study subject

PhD in Autonomous Agent and Multiagent Systems/Agent-based Coordination, Negotiation, Learning/Agent-based Modelling and Simulation.

Provided by

ARC and University of Wollongong


These scholarships are offered once only to two prospective students. Dates when to submit scholarship application are not specified. The application will be closed when both scholarships are allocated.

Payment Information

The value of these scholarships is AUD$24,653 (per annum). These scholarships are paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years with an option for a 6 month extension.


These scholarships are for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours First Class, Masters by Research or equivalent. Both domestic and International prospective students are welcomed to apply.

Selection Criteria

All applicants will be equally considered and evaluated based on their education background, research and/or working experience.

Application Details

To apply for this scholarship, you must send your latest CV with a cover letter to Dr. Fenghui Ren at email:

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Further Official Information

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