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The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) offers exceptional opportunities for outstanding applicants with expertise in actuarial studies, demography, economics, epidemiology, psychology or sociology to join a multi-disciplinary research team committed to building knowledge for an ageing world and establishing Australia as a world leader in the field.
CEPAR will provide unrivalled opportunities for young researchers interested in population ageing research. Committed to building a critical mass of emerging researchers in this important field, CEPAR will support and nurture a new generation of young researchers by providing:

  • Supervision and mentoring by internationally recognised experts in their field
  • Training which will provide both breadth and depth, ensuring their information base covers a range of disciplines important for a comprehensive understanding of demographic transition
  • Connections with some of the world's leading centres in the field
  • Funding for travel to build international networks 


Red-Cepar-Dot Scientia PhD Scholarship

CEPAR Associate Investigator Hazel Bateman, CEPAR Partner Investigator Hanming Fang and CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Katja Hanewald who will be supervising two scholarship winners in our Australia-China Population Ageing Research Hub.

Callan Windsor, Senior Financial Analyst at the Reserve Bank and Cheng Wan from Willis Towers Watson Research and Innovation Centre Wuhan, China will be researching the Scientia PhD project “Behavioural Insights for Retirement Financial Planning in China” under their supervision.

CEPAR Chief Investigator Alan Woodland and CEPAR Research Fellow George Kudrna will also be supervising two scholarship winners.

David Rodgers and Daniel Wheadon, both Reserve Bank employees, will study “Demographic change and optimal policy” and their work will contribute to measuring future demographic changes arising from population ageing as well as developing optimal policy responses.

Scholarships include a stipend of $40,000 per annum for four years and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide support for development activities, international collaboration and other related expenses.

For more information on future rounds of the Scientia Scholarship scheme and how to apply please click here.

Red-Cepar-Dot Summer Research Scholarships

CEPAR and the UNSW Business School offers highly competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are considering Honours and/or postgraduate research in the future.  Students will participate in research projects supervised by our world-class academic researchers and gain valuable research experience.

For the 2016/17 summer each scholarship is valued at $550 per week (tax exempt) for the duration of the project (6-8 weeks).

Applications for the summer 2017/1 program will open in the second half of 2017.

Red-Cepar-Dot CEPAR PhD Enrolment                                         

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified local and international students with expertise in the discipline areas listed above to undertake a PhD enrolment in an academic unit at UNSW, the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne or other Australian university at which a CEPAR Investigator is based.
Please contact cepar@unsw.edu.au to express interest in PhD enrolment.

Red-Cepar-Dot CEPAR PhD Scholarship                                         

CEPAR Supplementary Scholarships provide additional support to eligible international and domestic higher degree research students who are in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) or university equivalent scholarship to assist them with pursuing a program of study related to CEPAR.

Guidelines and applications forms for the 2018 round will be available on this site in August 2017.

Red-Cepar-Dot Honours enrolment                                            

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified local and international students to undertake a 4th year honours program in a population ageing related topic in selected disciplines.

Please contact cepar@unsw.edu.au to express interest in Honours enrolment.

Red-Cepar-Dot CEPAR Honours Scholarships 

Honours scholarships valued at $5000 are available to students wishing to enrol in a fourth year of undergraduate study to expand their knowledge in a particular area of study and to develop their research skills.

UNSW applicants should apply via the UNSW Scholarships website