$35,000 Flinders University 2023 SmartSat CRC Dr. Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation

Written by David on September 10, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Earth Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Sturt Rd, Bedford Park South Australia 5042  

The late Dr. Peter Woodgate was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the SmartSat CRC’s organisational design and governing principles. From August 2019 until his tragic death in December 2022, he also served as the founding chair of the SmartSat organisation. Dr. Woodgate has been involved in the space and geospatial industries for over three decades. 

In recognition of Peter’s immense contribution, passion, vision, and tireless commitment to the growth of these industries in Australia and around the world, the SmartSat CRC will bestow annual Dr. Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation beginning in 2024 and continuing through 2026. 


Starting in 2024 and continuing through 2026, a total of 96 scholarships will be given out. Anyone currently enrolled in or about to enroll in a program leading to a master’s or doctorate degree and interested in conducting research on the topic of earth observation is urged to apply.  SmartSat values each and every student who participates in and completes its education and training programme and earns a scholarship from SmartSat.

 The benefits of being a part of the SmartSat graduate network include access to the SmartSat conference series and other networking events, as well as a comprehensive professional development programme.  Students benefit as well from our participation in an organisation that acts as a link between academia and business. Periods of placement with industry and end-user partners are highly recommended for SmartSat students. This allows them to get research experience in a professional as well as academic context. 


About the Scholarship Provider:

Among universities worldwide, Flinders regularly ranks highly. This is probably because of the university’s progressive outlook and undying dedication to its students’ achievements. At Flinders, we tell students to “seize the day” and make the most of each and every one of their opportunities. The school provides its students with all the resources they could need to excel academically. Flinders University is usually considered to be among the world’s top universities. To put it another way, it received a high GPA at a prestigious university. There has been a strong tradition of excellence among Flinders University’s alumni. One must be willing to adapt, to go against the grain, and to take risks if one wants to be creative.

This is why many individuals have faith in our statements and expertise. According to Times Higher Education, Flinders University is ranked 271st worldwide and 43rd in Asia and the Pacific. In 2020, we will reveal the definitive list of the world’s best universities. Collaboration with other international organizations solving global challenges through measures such as education and research helps us achieve our objective of expanding the good our firm does around the world.


Since its foundation, Flinders University has offered the world’s academic community access to some of the finest resources available anywhere. These grads have many opportunities available to them in the job market. Many successful corporations and nonprofit organizations have their roots at Australia’s Flinders University. An internship there would be great for gaining exposure to innovative management practices. Both of Flinders University’s downtown campuses are an easy and short journey from Bedford Park. The hotel’s convenient location puts visitors within walking distance of both the beach and the vibrant city. Both the Plaza and Student Centre budgets have been taken into account. Companies of different sizes and from all over the world will be able to lease office space in the structure. Flinders Village is a dynamic neighborhood with many unique stores and exciting events. Flinders University’s excellent reputation is due in large part to the excellent liberal arts education it provides.

Flinders University provides many services to help international students adjust to life in Adelaide and Australia. Our contact with overseas students will continue even after orientation has ended. Over 90% of our international students would refer us to their friends, family, and coworkers. Patients and visitors to the Flinders Medical Centre at the University of Adelaide will have significantly easier access once the new Flinders Village station and line open in 2020. At the Flinders Medical Centre, patients will have a simpler time locating the care they require. You may save your daily commute time by 22 minutes if you arrange your calendar so that you both reside and work in the same central business area.


Consideration is given to the possible time and energy savings. Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus may be found around 12 kilometers south of Adelaide’s central business district. If you gaze far enough away, the city and the lake blend together. Australia’s native plants and animals really stand out against the backdrop of the country’s modern architecture. The Bedford Park neighborhood in Adelaide is one of the best options for the new Flinders University campus. Compared to most other major cities, living in Adelaide is very inexpensive. (2016 World Liveability Report) or “(2016 World Liveability Report)” will both work to cite this article.

Flinders University places a premium on student involvement in cutting-edge R&D. Flinders University offers a variety of counseling and financial aid options to help students with major selection and goal setting. To improve connectivity between the Tonsley Innovation Zone and the rest of the city, the New Flinders Rail Station is scheduled to open in 2020. The new structure has significantly enlarged the commercial heart of Flinders Village.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Flinders University

Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Worth: $35,000

Study Level:  Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • Whoever is chosen as the winner will receive a scholarship worth $35,000 per year.  Scholarships for the Master’s by Research programme typically last for two years, while those for the Doctor of Philosophy programme last for three.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Applicants must be Australian nationals or lawful permanent residents.  Special consideration will be given to qualified Australians of Indigenous ancestry, women, and those living in rural or remote areas. Those who live in more remote locations or in regional centers will be given preference.
  • Applicants must submit an online application and any additional information that may be requested.
  • SmartSat collaborates with a number of universities, including Flinders University, and applicants must either be enrolled or seeking to enroll at one of these schools to be considered.
  • Applicants must have discussed their intended research with their appropriate academic supervisors and gained their support in the form of a letter of support to be submitted together with their application.
  • Any intellectual property (IP) created while receiving a scholarship from SmartSat shall be considered the property of SmartSat. The university that grants the scholarship will require the student to hand over all of their intellectual property in exchange for financial aid.  If there is economic potential for the IP, SmartSat will take a generous stance towards allowing the student to participate in commercialization activities and reap the benefits. This is so because there are prospects for monetary gain from the IP.



The Flinders University 2023 SmartSat CRC Dr. Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation is open to all international students.


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programmes offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • The applicant must email the completed forms to [email protected] in PDF format (please combine them into one file). 


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Flinders University 2023 SmartSat CRC Dr. Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation is September 30, 2023.

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