Industry PhD Program

The Industry PhD Program provides opportunities for industry to collaborate with ACU research candidates. We want to partner with businesses, governments, not-for-profits and community organisations to bring together diverse perspectives and capabilities to achieve innovative results with global impact.

How can I engage a research candidate?

ACU Industry PhD Scholarships

ACU Industry PhD Scholarships support ACU PhD candidates to undertake a research project in collaboration with an industry partner.

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ACU Industry PhD Internships

An internship is a 3–6 month research and development project undertaken in collaboration with an ACU PhD candidate.

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ACU Research Supervisors

Associate Supervisor (End-user)

An Associate Supervisor (End-user) is a specialist external to ACU who can provide expertise to the supervision of a research candidate and who will directly use or directly benefit from their research.

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National Industry PhD Program

The National Industry PhD Program supports PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects and translate university research into commercialisation outcomes.

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CSIRO Industry PhD Program

The CSIRO Industry PhD Program brings together an industry partner, a university and Australia’s leading science agency - CSIRO - to co-develop a 4-year industry-focused PhD project.

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Why engage our research candidates?

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Access high-level skills and expertise

Research candidates have high-level analytical and research skills and are independent and critical thinkers who could kick-start innovation within your organisation.

Work on an authentic industry problem

Gain insight into the value of research to industry by collaborating on some of the latest research across a wide variety of areas and potentially realising a solution to an industry problem.

Find new talent for your organisation

Identify potential future employees whilst helping to shape tomorrows leaders of industry and research.

Develop professional skills

Share your expertise with a research candidate and gain mentorship, leadership, supervision and research experience.

Forge new relationships

Forge new relationships and grow your professional network.

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Research and enterprise at ACU

We foster a community of collaboration, education, and knowledge creation. Our interdisciplinary research seeks to enable people to develop intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally, to advance the dignity of the human person and communities.

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Meet our research community

Our interdisciplinary research community brings together internationally renowned experts, world-leading research groups, and like-minded collaborators.

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Partnership opportunities

ACU delivers impact driven research and innovation. There are many ways to collaborate with us to expand your capacity, have your questions answered or bring your vision to life.

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Facilities and resources

ACU is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, emerging technologies, and advanced learning spaces that could take your research to the next level.

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