Contribute to MERlin

If you would like to join us and contribute to the development of tomorrow clean energy technologies and/or improve your skills for employability, there are several ways to do it:

  • Taste of research scholarships for undergraduates
  • Domestic and international scholarship for postgraduates
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend
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You are an undergraduate student: Apply for a taste of research with us

If you are in year 2 or 3 and have excellent marks and are wondering what it is like to do research…come to see us. We may be able to involve you in some of our research projects.

For further information regarding projects and application process, please contact Francois Aguey (

You would like to embark on a longer research project with us and enhance your skills and employability for managerial roles in industry or an academic position, and apply for a postgraduate scholarship.

UNSW has a wide range of prestigious scholarships available for those who would like to continue after their bachelor or master degree and further enhance their skills and potential for employability. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplement. 

For full information on these scholarships, please visit: Graduate Research School website.

International Student Scholarships

If you are international students with an outstanding academic track record, you will be able to get one of these prestigious scholarships to do research with us:

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend
  • UNSW/Home Country Joint Scholarships
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC).
  • UNSW/ HEC Pakistan Joint Scholarship
  • UNSW/ CONICYT Chile Joint Scholarship
  • Vietnam – Vingroup Scholarship 
  • GOstralia! Higher Degree Research Scholarship

For more information on UNSW International scholarships and application deadlines please visit the Postgraduate Research Scholarship website and Home Country Joint Scholarships page or contact Francois Aguey (

Domestic Student Scholarships

If you are a local student with Australian citizenship or permanent residency and at least a bachelor degree with Honours 1st class, you can join us by applying for a domestic student scholarship:

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
  • University Postgraduate Award (UPA)
  • Faculty Top Up Scholarships – attached to RTP or UPA Scholarship

For more information on UNSW Domestic scholarships and application deadlines, please visit the Domestic Research Scholarships website, or contact Francois Aguey (

You are an experienced researcher and would like to do postdoctoral research with us, apply for a Scientia Fellowship.

If you have received your PhD, have an outstanding track record, and are not currently working at UNSW you may be competitive enough to be awarded a Scientia Fellowship to conduct research at UNSW. For further information, please visit the UNSW Scientia Fellowship and PhD Scholarships webpage.

Australian Research Council

DECRA Fellowship
Part of the Australian Research Council (ARC), the DECRA Fellowship aims to provide research support for early career researchers. For more information, please visit the DECRA webpage or contact Francois Aguey (

Future Fellowship
The Future Fellowship aims to encourage and support research in Australia. If you hold a PhD and are a mid-career researcher, you may be eligible to apply. For further information, please visit the Future Fellowships webpage or contact Francois Aguey (