What are CEED Research Projects?

CEED projects are academic research projects sponsored by private, public and not-for-profit enterprises. The project topics are defined by the client enterprise, and the CEED scholar completes the project for the academic research project unit appropriate for their discipline.

An Opportunity to Develop your Career

Taking a  CEED project offers a unique opportunity to prepare for your graduate career. You will participate in CEED Induction, designed specifically to develop your professional and research skills. You will present a report on your project to a diverse professional and academic audience at the CEED Seminar, as well as presenting to colleagues at the Client enterprise.

Expert Supervision and Access to Business Experts

Each CEED scholar will have an academic supervisor (or supervisors) with expertise relevant to the project. You will also have a client mentor to keep you connected with the client enterprise, and will have the opportunity to network with client staff. In “Full” projects, scholars will spend 8 weeks on site working on the project during the vacation period – In “3/4” projects, there is no vacation commitment, but scholars will still meet regularly with the client during the academic semester.

Project Models for All Disciplines and Research Unit Levels

Projects may be offered at the Honours, Masters by Coursework Thesis, Supervised Research Project in Law, Masters by Research and PhD Level. Projects may be undertaken in any discipline that has a suitable research project unit. In conventional projects, CEED scholars receive a studentship – at UWA we also offer pro-bono projects with not-for-profit organisations (recognised by the McCusker Centre for Citizenship) for which there is no studentship.

Projects may start in either first or second semester. The selection process for CEED projects is competitive – you will apply for the project, and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the client and the academic supervisor. CEED Projects are currently offered at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University (Woodside Energy is the sole sponsor for Curtin Projects at this time)