SIDA Foundation PhD Scholarships in Interior Designing at the University of South Australia

Scholarship in Engineering
  • Australia
  • Apply Before : January 31, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14695
  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Interior Design
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded

Opportunity Description

About this scholarship

The Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA) is, through its funding, awarding scholarships to interior design PhD students at the University of South Australia. Since its establishment in 1951, the Foundation has managed its resources with the purpose of advancing and furthering interior design education and practice in the country.

The initiation of the SIDA Foundation PhD Scholarship is aimed at supporting and developing PhD qualified practitioners and academics with expertise in the field of interior design.

Quick details

Application deadline: January 2021 (the grant is not offered in 2020)

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Awarding institution: SIDA Foundation

Scholarship level: PhD

Duration: Three years

Start time: 2021 academic year

Scholarship research area: Interior Design

Scholarship value:

$15,000 for a maximum of three years. ( The annual $5‚000 payment will be done in one instalment after Research Study Period One census date‚ provided that the awardee maintains full-time enrolment and satisfying academic performance).

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship is designed to support:

  • PhD research-related travel
  • Data gathering
  • Consumables
  • Or the final launching ceremony for those who wish to present an exhibition of their research work

Note: Other activities determined in the applicant’s application for the duration of their study may be decided upon/confirmed by the selection panel


·         The PhD scholarship is open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia, and also international students.

·         This Scholarship is given to commencing full-time Doctorate by Research students enrolled at the University of South Australia studying in the field of Interior Design.

·         Applicants must not have earned a PhD.

  • International students are required to have a Research Training Program International Stipend (RTPISTIP), a University President’s Scholarship (UPS), or an International Research Tuition Scholarship, and be able to study full-time (more information can be found on the website).
  • Applicants are expected to hold a first-class Honors degree (or its international equivalent).

How to apply?

To apply for this scholarship, you should proceed through the following ways and prepare the documents below.

  1. for more details contact:

Hazel Ryder
Tel: +61 8 830 29197

  1. Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a written statement (max. 800 words) with their application outlining:
  • The proposal for research to be conducted as part of their PhD
  • How the research will significantly contribute to the development of the practice of the interior design profession
  • Career goals and future plans
  • How this scholarship will help them achieve their dreams

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a selection panel interview.

At all speaking engagements and publications emanating from the research, recipients should accredit the support of The SIDA Foundation.

For greater details about this scholarship, please visit the University Of South Australia’s Website.


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