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Read testimonials from current CEPAR students and view the opportunities that are available for CEPAR students here

CEPAR is committed to the principle of fair and open recruitment and selection processes and will consider appropriate Diversity representation when shortlisting for positions. 

CEPAR welcomes applications from eligible students from all backgrounds, and encourages applications from people of diverse ability, gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, carer responsibilities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

Available Scholarship Schemes

CEPAR Honours Scholarships

Honours scholarships are valued at AUD $5,000 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.

Application Process

Applications will open in due course. Enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood 

CEPAR Indigenous Honours Scholarship

The 'CEPAR Indigenous Honours Scholarship', valued at AUD $5,000, is offered to support a First Nations student enrolling in a fourth year of undergraduate study in an eligible discipline under the supervision of a CEPAR Chief Investigator, Associate Investigator or Research Fellow based in the UNSW Business School or the UNSW School of Psychology. 

Application Process:

Applications will open in due course. Enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood 

CEPAR Summer Research Scholarships 

Applications for the summer research scholarship round 2023/2024 are now closed.

CEPAR offers 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 CEPAR researchers and gain valuable research experience. 

The program involves students actively participating in a research project designed by a CEPAR CI of Research Fellow for between 4-6 weeks over the summer period, with the timing and tasks to be specified at the project level. Students will receive scholarship funding of $834 per week (tax exempt).


Available Projects

Project Code Project Title Supervisor
CEPARSS2401 Global Demographic Change and Real Interest Rates: A Panel VAR Approach Dr Larry Weifeng Liu
CEPARSS2402 An Exploration into the Experiences of Mature Workers in Australia Lucinda Iles
CEPARSS2403 China’s Population Ageing, Housing Demand and Economic Growth Dr Larry Weifeng Liu


Key Dates:

Student Applications open:  Mid August

Student Applications close: 29 September 

Assesment of applications: Mid October 

Offers made to students: Late October - Early November 

Acceptance by students: Early November

Summer Scholarship enquiries can be directed to Amy Brushwood

Past Scholarship Schemes

From 2011 to 2022, the CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarship scheme has offered students the opportunity to work with and be mentored by senior CEPAR researchers:

CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarships

The CEPAR Supplementary Scholarships provided additional support to eligible international and domestic higher degree research students who are in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) or university equivalent scholarship that assisted them with pursuing a program of study related to CEPAR.

Further details are available in the CEPAR Supplementary Scholarship Guidelines.

The CEPAR PhD Supplementary Scholarship Scheme has ended. To see where some of CEPAR's PhD graduates have been placed, visit the Graduate Student Placements webpage.

There are opportunities available to become directly involved in the CEPAR research program by enrolling as an undergraduate honours or summer research student under the supervision of a CEPAR researcher or through employment as a postdoctoral or research fellow.

Emerging researchers not involved directly with the CEPAR research program are invited to participate in a range of initiatives designed to bring students and research fellows together from a variety of disciplines to meet and exchange ideas, including applying for the CEPAR Affiliates Scheme.